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2003 kia spectra LS, just turned 88K. when put in drive,

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2003 kia spectra LS, just turned 88K. when put in drive, there is a delay before it engages. then while driving there is a slip or delay prior to leaks, fluid is good.......not all the time while driving, sometimes.........filter and fluid has been changed codes
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Kia
Expert:  NicksSticks replied 1 year ago.

Hi, you are describing a pressure loss internal in your transmission. Only way to repair is a overhaul or replacement, especially with no codes, or light on.

Seems very minor at this time, may stay like that for a while, but if starts to get worse, time to replace or have repaired. Tips on making it last longer would be to wait a few more seconds once in gear, and accelerate slowly from a stop. Letting the vehicle warm up as well will help seal minor pressure leaks, extend the life of your transmission.

Hundreds of possible locations for a internal pressure leak in your transmission. Note, by leak I mean inside, which stops the vehicle from moving for a moment, not external making a mess on the floor.

Expert:  NicksSticks replied 1 year ago.

hope this information was helpful.

Expert:  NicksSticks replied 1 year ago.

Hi, please let me know if I can give more information, or help with this specific question any more. Thank you.