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Driving 15mins transmission does not allow me to take off again when i stop

(1990 Chevrolet Celebrity)
in Dallas, TX on July 13, 2017
Have to get a push. put car n neutral and when I get a push I can throw it in drive it seems like it's hung in a high gear and it takes off real sluggish and has to catch up if I stop it will not go I have to get a push or let the car cool off for about 2 hours what could be the problem
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on July 13, 2017
The Torque converter is not 'unlocking' when transmission gets hot .. This causes it to act just like a manual shift transmission when comming to a stop and you forget to push the clutch down..The engine will stall .. When everything cools back down, converter unlocks normally .. To repair this problem > **Have the Torque converter lock up solenoid replaced!** .. Not a difficult task .. I have repaired a bunch of em!

For a temporary fix, just until the suggested repair can be completed .. Disconnect the electrical connector on the transmission, it faces to the fronf of the vehicle, kinda square in shape... You may need a car savvy friend to help out > plus that will prove my online diagnosis to be correct!!
Happy motoring!
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There are a few different things that can cause this. Your next step is to get the proper diagnostics. If you continue driving the vehicle like this it will cause more damage. At this point it may still be a minor repair. We are running a special right now for a no charge transmission diagnostics that includes road test, lift inspection, computer diagnostics, sump test and pressure testing. Give us a call at Elite Transmissions 817-861-6797 to set up an appointment or if you have any further questions.

Thank You,
Derick (Service manager)
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