Q: Jeep GC acting up in 3rd gear.

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2002 jeep gc when accelerating, it shifts fine 1st to 2nd, 2nd to 3rd,& then it seems 3rd is completely gone...once it reaches about 35-3838mph you can feel it slide into 4th, the rpms go back to normal& it's smooth sailing; until you stop and have to start ov again, of course. Any suggestions on possible easy fixes would be greatly appreciated!

My car has 190 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

There is no easy fix in the case of a slipping transmission. You should have the transmission pressures tested to see whether it’s a solenoid causing the issue or a leak internally responsible for the third gear shift clutch pack not engaging or the slipping clutches. This is the only way to pinpoint the source of the issue. Have a certified technician, like one from YourMechanic, help you with these checks to properly diagnose your slipping transmission.

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