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2000 Dodge Stratus - hesitates to shift when going from park

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2000 Dodge Stratus - hesitates to shift when going from park to drive or park to reverse. At stop sign in drive, hesitates when attempt to accelerate.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Transmissions
Expert:  Trans_ Service replied 1 year ago.

Hello. Welcoem to Just Answer. Please allow me to assist you. A hesitation on shifting into park or drive, and/or hesitates when trying to accelerate can be several things. More often than not, lack of sufficient hydraulic pressure is the problem. Thai can be caused by solenoid and or valves that control the hydraulic pressures to the internals of the transmission. If this car was in my shop, before I did ANYTHING else would be to recommend to you that we perform a complete transmission fluid flush, and add a can of a really good transmission fluid conditioner. Dirty/contaminated fluid will slow the actuation of the valves, which lessens the hydraulic pressure when you need it. 15 year old neoprene seals inside the transmission can allow the hydraulic pressure to seep past the seals. The new fluid will remove all of the dirty and contaminated fluid, and the conditioner will clean the valves and soften the neoprene seals. This is highly recommended, and just might cure all of your troubles. A good flush, with the conditioner should cost about 150 dollars.

Expert:  Trans_ Service replied 1 year ago.

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