Total Miles on car: 211K
Car drives as expected in 1st or 2nd Gear
When you switch to Drive the RPM spikes quite high.
When i get the car upto 50mph the RPM is just over 5000.
I don't dare try 65mph
The car also stutters when I'm in Drive. Often when sitting at a red light the car will temporarily stall when I attempt step on the gas peddle to go. It's as if i were hitting the gas while the car is in neutral.
I'm sure it's the transmission. How much can I do on my own before I have to fork over $$$ to a mechanic?