The problem is that when I drive it for extended periods, 1 1/4- 1 1/2 hours at highway speeds, consistently the car slips out of gear predominantly with heavy torque such as climbing up a hill.
I have to pull the car over to the side of the road and after the rpms lower I can get it to start engaging again. After this happens, it lags into gear and shifts improperly. After I stop the car and allow it to sit and cool down, the transmission will engage once again.
It doesn't shift very smooth but it doesn't slip out of gear.
I cannot depend upon this car for driving distances, it has become a local driver.
Is the transmission failing or is there another problem?
have the same problem?
Thursday, July 22nd, 2010 AT 12:07 PM