2001 Hyundai Accent 4500 RPM's at 60. Dosent seem to be shi

Tiny
KKITTSON@YAHOO.COM
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  • 2001 HYUNDAI ACCENT
  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 125,700 MILES
First of all it dosent do this all the time. I'll know if my car is going to act up by the time I get to the first stop I come to, sometimes when I shift from P to D or R to D the tranny will shutter or it will shift fine but do it when I just start to take off or come to a stop. After it does this the car dosent shift as it should, it feels slugish like its fighting to drive. And when I get it on the highway it dosent seem to shift at all, under normal cond. At 60 the RPMs will be at 2500 when its acting up there at 4500 and the engine sounds like its working way to hard. I had it put on the scope and the codes it was sending said it was a vacum pressure prob. And that the D shift cylinode was bad is this it. If so what is the ball park cost for such a repair. ANY FEED BSCK IS HELFUL AND MUCH APPRECIATED. Thank you
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Wednesday, February 3rd, 2010 AT 8:45 PM

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Tiny
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First thing to check is if ur overdrive button stucks, 4500 rpm it does in the 3rd gear. There should be a light at your dashboard what indicates it. Of course it could be burned out after so many miles. Just play with the button and see if its not moving correctly. If thats not working drive on an empty street and drive with low accerleration 38 - 42 mph, the car should go into its sweet speed shifting to its 4th gear and going with 1600rpm. If thats not happening and you are running with 2500 or 2600 rpm, visit your local transmission shop, because your car wont shift in its 4th gear.
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Saturday, February 20th, 2010 AT 9:20 AM
Tiny
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Just got mine (99,700 miles under warranty) back from the dealer after 3 months; very similar problem turned out to be intermittent open in the O/D switch on the shifter. Apparently, the light on the dash is wired in parallel with the transmission control module and does not neccessarily indicate proper signal to the transmission. Good luck.
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Friday, February 26th, 2010 AT 2:57 PM

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