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The car stalls and jerk on lls, will idle gh and only go

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The car stalls and jerk...
The car stalls and jerk on hills, will idle high and only go like 30 sporadicly. Acts like a vapor lock sometimes
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Customer: Yes
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Customer: Replaced the 12 yr old battery
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Customer: Used fuel cleaner
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Transmission Mechanic: Fix_It_Man, Repair Supervisor replied 1 year ago
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Hello, my name is***** you for the question. Most of the time this is caused by a failing transmission or the catalytic converter failing. The converter will fail and restrict the exhaust causing this. I would start by checking that. Is the check engine light coming on?

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
No lights have come on at all. Car does seem to roll back a little too.
Customer reply replied 1 year ago
Can you replace the vti tranny with a different type of tranny?
Transmission Mechanic: Fix_It_Man, Repair Supervisor replied 1 year ago

The rolling back can be in the transmission, but can also be a lack of power. Most of the time it is the converter. If you do not have a back pressure tester most exhaust shops can test it for you.

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Transmission Mechanic: Fix_It_Man, Repair Supervisor replied 1 year ago

As for the transmission, unfortunately you cannot. You can only use the same transmission unless you want to also change the wiring harness and the modules to work with something else which will be extremely expensive.

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
Like precision tune?
Transmission Mechanic: Fix_It_Man, Repair Supervisor replied 1 year ago

Not necessarily. It is much more in depth than that.

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
Do they still make vti trannys
Customer reply replied 1 year ago
What is a good reputable place to have test it?
Transmission Mechanic: Fix_It_Man, Repair Supervisor replied 1 year ago

Any good transmission shop can do it, and they will be cheaper than the dealer. As for the transmission itself, they do not make new ones but this one can be rebuilt if needed.

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
Would you rebuild one with almost 200k miles on it
Customer reply replied 1 year ago
Or get a new car?
Transmission Mechanic: Fix_It_Man, Repair Supervisor replied 1 year ago

Definitely. These are easily rebuild-able. It will cost a couple thousand dollars though, so if you are in the market for a new vehicle then this may be the time to get one.

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
Damn that's expensive
Transmission Mechanic: Fix_It_Man, Repair Supervisor replied 1 year ago

Yes it is. That is the point that typically makes most people buy a new car as they do not feel as if it is worth it.

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
Thank you, ***** ***** the help
Transmission Mechanic: Fix_It_Man, Repair Supervisor replied 1 year ago

Any time. If you need anything else in the future please let me know. Please rate when you can also. Thank you and have a great rest of your night.

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