auto sticking in gears

Chris Covington malth at
Fri Mar 1 12:21:20 EST 2002

I wasn't aware that the 200q20v came with an Auto tranny.

'91 200q20v

On Fri, 1 Mar 2002, Andrew Resto wrote:

> I'll admit, I'm not as mechanically smart as I wish. My question regards my
> car's auto tranny sticking in first gear. It happens every so often and the
> only way I can really make it change gears is to either stop, take it out of
> gear and then back in, or just accelerate until it's forced into the next
> gear at the redline. I don't like doing this and I know its not good for the
> transmission.
> I want to have some sort of idea of what the cause may be before taking it
> to a mechanic. A friend of mine has the same problem with his Taurus SHO
> (however he admits to punishing that thing). I strapped for cash so I'd like
> some ideas before I splurge on ol' bessie (or rather ol' hilda).
> Thanks!
> Andrew R

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