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00 OBW Transmission Question

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#1 MNawd


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Posted 12 September 2005 - 08:39 AM

I have about 108K on my 00 OBW. I just took a 3K mile Road Trip from Minnesota out through Jackson Hole WY and up throught Yellowstone and back through MT. While in the mountains my tranni started to "slip" a little. If you were to come to a rolling stop and then give it some gas there is a lag and it kind of jumps into gear.

Do i simply need a transmission flush? Or could it be that my tranni is going bad? I had my 90K mile maintenance done but i only had my transmission drained and re filled, not flushed. Do you think that would matter?

Thanks for the input.

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Posted 12 September 2005 - 11:42 AM

Well, it does not smell good at all, considering that it's being only 18K miles from last transmission fluid change.

I would use an additive for old transmissions which claims to restore viscosity and reduce slip - I used "Slick 50" I believe, with good result - it really helped with gear kick-in and with slip.

It helps to extend period before repair, but of course does not cure a cause. Still, worth a try for few bucks.

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Posted 12 September 2005 - 04:17 PM

My 2000 obw started showing the same problems last year shortly after I purchased it. I was fortunate that the car carried a four year / 60,000 mile warranty on the transmission and I was covered.

Over time the problem only got worse with time.


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