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have you checked the transmission fluid level yet ?
If you havent do so please and also let me know if it has a burnt smell to it as well .
if the fluid level is low it will act like this ,being that colder the fluid is a thicker consistancy and will work the transmissionwhen it thins out/ heats up the fluid may be aerating and thus the convertor will not work ..
if the fluid is not burnt and low add some and see if it helps ,but if this has been doing this for awhile and/or smells burnt then the trans may need to be rebuilt and that may cost you well over $1500.00 to get fixed or replaced ...jazzmaster ...
OK..I'll go check it out..will get back to you asap
The fluid level is good and it doesnt smell burnt but the color of the fluid is not very red-more of a brownish red. I just drove it a half mile and the trans stop shifting. I waited 5 to 10 min,started the car and the trans worked just enough to get me home at 10 mph.
Good info,jazzmaster...do the mpv trannys have common failure problems.. torgue converter..seals, etc is there a certain part of the trans that usually fails?
to be truthful I havent seen many transmissions go bad ,there have been a few ..
usually the converter will just fail or the friction plates will burn if the trans slips a lot ..I have seena the 3.0 l engines have there share of issues but the motors usually had over 200,000 miles ..
as I said if this was mine I would do the filter and fluid change first and see if the problem still exists ,then go from there .....
as an added note I have also seen people become too attached to their vehicles and spend a lot of money into them ,only to have other things go wrong .........
Thx again-I will do the fluid/filter first...so what is the amount of the deposit on my card...37.00?