I read the thread. Somebody had been messing with the transmission before the OP bought the car. Someone swapped in the wrong torque converter and then refiled with the incorrect fluid.
I'm not surprised the car had transmission problems. I'd like to see the service history and the carfax.
This was a used non-cpo car. 30,000 miles on a car just over 4 years old? I suspect odometer roll back. CPO warranty isn't everything, but this would not have happened with a CPO car.
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Last edited by Andrew*Debbie; 01-24-2013 at 02:48 AM.