I'd still head for an inspection. I can't think of anything in the transmission that would make a loud noise, then cause slipping, but if it is slipping, severe damage can be done to the clutch plates in an automatic if they overheat. That might be avoidable if the car isn't driven too far. Hopefully the problem isn't even related to the transmission.
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Saturday, December 3rd, 2011 AT 9:29 AM