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1998 elantra Why Does the auto Transmission suddenly slip and the engine races like it has gone into neutral after driving about 40 mph or warms up eventually shifting into 3rd Once I get off the gas?

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2005-09-20 11:45:25
2005-09-20 11:45:25

Check trans fluid level. If the fluid is up but smells burned or is not a nice bright red color, you may have serious transmission problems.

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