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November 26, 2008, 7:53 pm

Keith M
 

Question: My 81 Cordoba (110,000 mi) has a problem with

My 81 Cordoba (110,000 mi) has a problem with transmission. When I am driving it, it will shift into the right gears, but after it will appear to be in a not engaged clutch position. While "cruising" on the highway I step on the gas to maintain my speed and it will race before engaging power to be drive train, sort of like I had put the shift in neutral and then returned it to drive. There is a solid engagement when engages, no slipping, etc. If I leave it number 2 position this does not happen. Someone mentioned a weak spring, but not what spring.

Any isdeas?

Keith Morton
doctorsale @maine.rr.com


November 28, 2008, 7:49 pm

Tyler O
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Sounds like the transmission is loosing hydraulic pressure, causing it to slip in the final gear. It may need a rebuild or replacement.

If you can apply throttle slowly and not have an issue, you may only need an adjustment on the cable connecting the throttle to the transmission (kick down).

Take it to a trust worthy local transmission specialty shop. They should be able to diagnose the problem for you.


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