transmission getting stuck on 1993 Dodge Intrepid

When I come to a stop or just slow down for traffic or go around a corner, when I reaccelerate, the car gets "stuck" in second gear (it's an automatic transmission). I then pull over, stop, put it in park, turn the engine off, retart it, pull it back down into "drive" and continue on. It will then shift correctly and normally. It does this every time although it started out intermittant a few years ago and only recently is doing it everytime. I can throw it into neutral as I approach a light or corner and then pull back into "drive' before accelerating and it goes OK, also. I just want to know what might cause this and about how much it would cost to repair. The car is old and needs other work as well so I may just give up and get another vehicle but I really can't afford it. I am a middle aged single woman and rarely get an honest estimate. Thank you for your help.

by in Nokomis, FL on September 09, 2010
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2 answers 1 comment
ANSWER by , October 27, 2010
As you have probably found out by now, it sounds like the valve body in the transmission. I had the same problem last yest. As I recall it was about a $500 fix...
COMMENT by , April 23, 2015
I took my car to shop for problem, and as usual because I'm single woman they said needs new transmission plus other work, estimate $3,000.00. I need my vehicle and have maintained it to the letter when I bought used last year. I dont know what to do because I can't trust I'm being ripped off.
ANSWER by , September 09, 2010
Really need to have the Transmission Diagnosed. Here is a check sheet that we at RepairPal put together to help you with this process: http://repairpal.com/automatic-transmission-diagnosis