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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 09-13-2006, 04:28 PM Thread Starter
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wont shift into 3rd

just got in the car last night and started driving and it wont shift into 3rd if i have it in drive after it gets to about 3 grand where it should shift it starts slippin and if i have it in 2nd it drives fine the car only has 79000 miles on it and the tranny fluid smells fresh
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 09-13-2006, 06:00 PM
 
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from what i've learned, either you need to replace the MLPS, which is simple; replace the 2-3 accumulator, which isn't too difficult; or you have a burned up clutch, which is very, very bad. i'm sure that someone will come along with something more specific fairly quickly.

look here, under 'transmissions 101', then 'common problems'.
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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 09-16-2006, 12:44 PM
 
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Sorry to Hijack the thread. But it sounds like the same thing on my tranny. What is the MLPS and where is its location. Also the 2-3 accumulator. Id rather spend a couple extra bucks right now then grabbing a tranny from the wrecker and swapping it out.
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 09-16-2006, 01:36 PM
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The MPLS is located on the drivers side of the trans. where your linkage attaches to. It is black and has a wire harness attached to it. Can't miss it. If you need a pic, let me know as I have a trans. sitting on my garage floor w/ the MPLS on it.

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These are highly engineered precision vehicles, the first step in diagnosing the problem is to strike the suspected offending part sharply and repeatedly with a blunt object, then re-test.
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