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I recently had an warrantied rebuilt transmission installed, but after 4 hours, it jerks going up hill. I tuned up everything recently on my Chevrolet S-10 with 124,000 miles. What can I do?

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Amanda J. Pierce, MBA Lorraine, I would contact the shop that rebuilt your transmission first, and take them on a diagnostic drive test so you can duplicate your concern. That way you can find out if your concern is related to the rebuilt transmission. A.J. Pierce

Audra Fordin, Owner at Great Bear Auto Shop Hi Lorraine, You must bring the car back to the shop where the transmission was rebuilt. Under warranty, they will be able to fix that up hill jerk your experiencing.

Barb Petrey, President - DBK Enterprises Inc at Jiffy Lube Go back to where they installed it and have them check it

Diane Larson, Owner/Manager at Larson's Service Hi Lorraine:) Sorry you are having problems with your S-10. Since this happened right after the Transmission work, you need to return to the shop that installed the Rebuilt Transmission and let them check out your concerns. There may be a very simple cause of your jerking.....If it is Transmission related, it should be under warranty!

Lori Johnson, Owner and Instructor at Ladies Start Your Engines Dear Lorraine, I would have the place that installed the transmission take a look at it just to see if it*s a problem with the rebuilt. It is under warranty. Lori Johnson

Pat Fleischmann, Director of First Impressions at Community Tire Pros & Auto Repair Lorraine.. Most rebuilt transmissions come with a 12month/12,000 guarantee. Do yourself a favor and start back at the shop to have them relook at their work.... At least you are close to home than to be on a trip and in unfamiliar area. Much Luck!

Suzanne Grego, Technician at City of Philadelphia Fleet Management Lorraine, I would suggest bringing the vehicle back to the shop that installed the trans and have a technician take a ride with you up a hill. If they can verify that the problem is in the transmission, and you are still in warranty, then you should be offered another transmission - free of charge. Suzanne

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