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Old 04-28-2010
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slipping out of gear? (automatic)

2002 3.0 automatic

Every so often while I'm driving, specifically taking off from a stop my truck appears to be "slipping out of gear", to which I mean its like this thing is popping itself out of Drive. I continue to press the accelerator and the truck will rev like I'm in neutral with minimal forward movement. Then, after about 10-15 seconds it will finally jerk (feels like a neutral drop) and it will act completely normal. I'm not throwing any codes, and am really hoping the trans isn't on its way out.

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mine did, and sometimes still does the same thing. but mine only does it on a hard downshift or when the tranny is still very cold. i changed the fluid and filter and it helped a bit. but i still wanna take it back apart, change out the torque converter and adjust the bands.
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