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  • karjunkie 12/26/08 9:44 am PST

    Slipping is usually a sign of low ATF fluid. How does the transmission fluid look? I assume you checked this first. It should be cherry red in color and at the right level with the engine warm, running and in park. Before you go to other more extreme treatments, why don't you try a plain old ATF fluid and filter change first? If the fluid is more than 2 years old it is time for this anyway. Try replacing the old ATF with a synthetic ATF fluid like Mobil1 or Redline as they are a bit slippery than the regular ATF Fluid and have additives that will further help clean deposits out. If this does not resolve the issue, then you may want to try a good additive, but but don't spend all that $$$$ when a simple fluid and filter change may be all you need! Good luck!

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