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The security light is flashing on 1996 Pontiac grand am causing staring problem?

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2005-11-16 01:16:36
2005-11-16 01:16:36

I thought I had the same problem with my grand am, and it turned out that I needed to go to the dealer and have the transmission fluid flushed, and changed. It seem this is not someone a car owner can do unless they have a way to pick the front end up to let the ait out of it. I had to do it around 80,000 miles

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