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Your 1994 Chrysler Concorde transmission will shift once then slip going into next gear then won't go into last gearWhat is wrong?

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2006-12-03 03:07:04

The clutches are engaged using hydraulic pressure. The input

shaft from the engine to the transmission runs the hydraulic pump

which causes EVERYTHING to happen inside the transmission. A

section of the transmission called the valve body is responsible

for routing pressurized oil to engage the different clutches. Any

point that results in low hydraulic pressure will cause the

clutches to slip or fail to completely engage. Low hydraulic

pressure can be caused by: low fluid level, a worn hydraulic pump,

leaking seals in the valve body or even a partially blocked

transmission fluid filter. Unfortunately, a blocked filter usually

means clutch debris has built up to block the filter which causes

the clutches to wear rapidly. Bottom line, once your transmission

reaches the point you describe, it's probably done. If it's caused

by anything other than low fluid, you need to either rebuild or

replace the transmission. Even if it's low fluid the transmission

could be permanantly damaged. I wish I could offer better

future.


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