Why is my overdrive hesitating when shifting into it.

Asked by Aug 16, 2014 at 10:28 PM about the 1996 Dodge Stratus 4 Dr ES Sedan

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

When i get between 45 and 55 my car seems to hesitate into over drive. If i drive in third and shift into over drive it is fine. Is this the output sensor or speed sensor

2 Answers


Usually a worn overdrive band or torque convertor will cause those symptoms. Those are internal to the transmission, and once you have to take it apart, you are perform a rebuild. If you like the car, save your money till you can repair it, or start looking for a new one.

Even with only 40,000 miles on car

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