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Belle
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My 2002 SC430 sometines acts like the brake is on when I put it in Drive. It backs up fine in Reverse and coasts freely in Neutral, but when I put in Drive(regular) it feels like the parking brake is on. The brake is not on and the regular brakes are not stuck. If I step on the gas, it goes, but seems to have considerable resistance until it gets rolling , then it runs fine. this only happens occasionally. Is there a brake on the transmission ? When it acts like this it doesn't make any noises, so I don't have a clue what is causing this situation

Has anyone had this happen? What is the cause and how do I fix it ??

Thanks,

Belle

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  • 2 weeks later...

Sounds like a torque converter issue. Your stator may be starting to seize up. That's gonna kill your gas mileage, and make the car feel real heavy at take offs. I would take it to Cottman transmissions. ( they are one of the few chain places that I know of that actually opens up trannys and torque converters and makes repairs as opposed to just replacing everything. But if you know of another place, then by all means.

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Sounds like a torque converter issue. Your stator may be starting to seize up. That's gonna kill your gas mileage, and make the car feel real heavy at take offs. I would take it to Cottman transmissions. ( they are one of the few chain places that I know of that actually opens up trannys and torque converters and makes repairs as opposed to just replacing everything. But if you know of another place, then by all means.
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When you get your tranny serviced insist on Mobil 1 tranny fluid only. This will offer much better shifting, oxidization and thermal stability, hot and cold weather peformance. It costs a little more but won't burn like regular mineral fluid.

Mobil 1 is a POA synthetic (vs mineral modified and called synthetic) and will make a difference.

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