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1995 Buick Riviera Question: temporarily lost drive gear (auto transmission)

 

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Buickman47, Dalton, GA, January 27, 2011, 14:27
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While driving on the interstate at 70 mph I suddenly lost drive gear 100 miles from home. I limped home in 3rd gear going 52 mph at 3000 rpm. After the car sat for a couple of hours I drove it at 70-75 mph and it went into drive and overdrive just as it's supposed to do. I don't want to go on a long trip for fear it will happen again. These problems are never self correcting. Any suggestions?

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    Visitor, March 06, 2011, 13:28

    ive been riding in 3rd gear in my 95 buick riviera for years. i read n consumer guide auto that this type of transmission on this car has a tendency to shift into neutral at highway speeds due to a problem with the internal shift valves
    http://consumerguideauto.howstuffworks.com/1995-to-1999-buick-riviera-2.htm

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