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1996 Acura RL Question: How do you know when the transmission is going out?

 

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redskin, 3.5L V6, Lubbock, TX, January 06, 2011, 20:50
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Driving one day about 70mph,the car slowed down to about 65.Then it speedup again to 70,then I heard this clonking noise from underneath car, pulled over and called a tow truck. Car will go into drive & reverse,but when driven around 35mph it makes that clonking noise underneath.

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    patrick mannion from Greg Solow's Engine Room, January 06, 2011, 20:58
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    That generation of transmission gave some trouble, If the transmission oil is discolored or smells burned it could be an early sign of trouble. A check Engine Light will come on for some a lot of transmission codes. Have it checked out by a transmission or Acura specialist.

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