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Old 06-17-2007, 01:38 PM
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transmission falls out of gear at stops

My car is a 1993 Buick Century, 3.3l fwd, with 137k miles. Yesterday I had the transmission fluid and filter replaced. Afterwards, my mechanic said that the old filter was very dirty and was probably the original but that the pan was fairly clean. It drove home no problem but today when I come to a stoplight, wait, then hit the gas it just revs. If I then shift it into N then back into D, it drives fine again.

It also shifts fine while at any speed - its only when I stop that it falls out of gear. The fluid level is right on the full line, but I tried adding a pint (then siphoning it back out after a short drive) and the symptoms did not change. My mechanic is not a transmission expert so I need to go someplace else but know of no trustworthy place to take it, so am hoping to get some input here first in order to be educated and not ripped off tomorrow when I take it to a shop! Thanks for any help

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trans falls out of gear

Why would you think that you would get ripped off.

If you have an obvious problem with your trans and you are seeking professional help, why would you assume you may be ripped off.

I doubt you would have the same apprehension if you were going to see a doctor.

OK,you have checked fluid level, thats good. Nothing electrical [ solenoids, etc ] will cause this problem.

The filter was nasty, thats a clue. If no other work has been performed to this trans in it's lifetime,such as an overhaul, well then it may just be at the end of it's life cycle.
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