I just recently purchased my 1996 Chrysler LHS, 83K mileage and believe I'm the 2nd owner. I don't know any of the vehicle history prior to purchasing it.
My problem? Well, it just seems to forget to shift into 3rd gear periodically -- there is no rhyme or reason as to when it does it. I can pull over, turn the car off, restart the car and it will shift perfectly. I haven't noticed any slipping of the transmission and only notice hard shifting when shifting into 2nd when on an incline.
I've checked the transmission fluid, which I think is full -- it was really hard to tell. The transmission fluid is a pinkish/reddish color and doesn't have a burnt smell to it.
Should the transmission fluid be checked with the vehicle running? And, is there any particular type of transmission fluid that should be used?
I appreciate any help I can get. : D
Sunday, April 1st, 2007 AT 5:31 PM