It sounds to me like they reused your old transmission and only replaced the planetary gears.
I needed a new Solenoid in the transmission. Course the mechanic tried to tell me he'd only replaced 4 in his whole life, so that couldn't be it (not!).
If you have the Service Engine Soon light on, that is a good indicator of an error problem that could be checked.
The reason I had the other question was, in the case of these cars, if it's hard to shift out of park, then it's your brake switch on the brake pedal not allowing you to shift. That's a common occurrence.
And there is no other idle/engine hesitation problems while your sitting at the stop light, which would usually indicate a vac leak.
I would say the Solenoid, there are 3 in there, and one is probably allowing fluid to bypass it. These cars are problematic with transmissions. I know they replaced mine twice, the latter time with a brand new one.
It used to have a problem backing up and lacking power in doing so.
Monday, August 23rd, 2010 AT 7:54 PM