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Q: Transmission slipping

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My transmission seems to be slipping.

A: When transmissions start to slip, it is oft...

When transmissions start to slip, it is often an indication that there is a lack of flow for the transmission fluid. Transmission fluid is what provides pressure and shifts the vehicle into gear. A lack of transmission fluid flow can be due to a variety of reasons found inside the transmission. These include worn out clutch packs, a failing torque converter and stuck check valves. This is a time where I would highly recommend having a certified mechanic look over your transmission and verify the correct diagnosis for your car’s transmission slipping.

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