Originally Posted by nossisnave
Just trying to compare to what I experience w/ mine recently. It's winter here and when I'd first start the car the transmission would be fine. After drivig only a few miles it would slip and act like it was coming out of gear. We finally pulled it out and replacing the O-ring inside the A clutch because it was in pieces. I'm pretty sure tho gears 1-4 are one clutch housing and 5 and Reverse are another. Mine didn't have any trouble w/ Reverse. Hmmm
Did yours last long before your repair? Mine gave up so quickly I thought I hit a pothole before realizing it was in limp mode. The couple of times it slipped the transmission was fully warmed up. The first time it went into limp mode was also after warm-up.
From what I gathered, there're 3 'clutches', 3 'brakes', and one 'low sprag' (or 7 clutches):
The problem I have is with A. Yesterday I drove 40 km to the transmission shop in 5th on hilly French roads - very stressful.