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I picked up my CSE auto with a great looking exterior and interior with only 85K miles.Had a great ride for about 40 miles miles and suddenly, after coming to a stop, the car would barely move giving it full throttle. After a while the gear would catch until I had to remove my foot from the gas. This went on until I came to a hill and could not make it all the way. After parking it for about 2 hours, I tried again and after about a mile and anothter small hill, it would not go any further. Luckily I was a block from home. Anyone have a heads up on what my problem is and what it's going to cost?
 

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Oh dear

Could be a lot of things but it doesn't sound like a cheap fix.

Probably needs a specialist to look, I'm not an expert in these things, but could be a lot of things from a failed solenoid valve to slipping brake bands to a bad torque convertor.

My only other suggestion is to search the 9000 forum for some other comments. Search button is in the list at the top right of the page.
 

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Oh, dear.
It's going to cost you a LOT. I had exactly the same problems, it turned out that the seemingly hundreds of rings in the auto-box of my '93 CD had become damaged because of lack of fluid/dirty fluid. They looked scorched and showed signs of being heated to very high temperatures (blued metal). A re-building or a replacement of the box are your only alternatives.
Sorry about the baaaad news, but that's what it sounds like to me.
 

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The verdict is the Transmission is shot. Cost from $1,500 for a used one to $2,700 for a rebuild (installed). I am withholding names until I see if they will at least pay half of the cost. It was on an E-Bay auction.
 

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If I was in your position I would take some legal advice. If the seller misdescribed it in the advert you may have a claim for reimbursement of all the cost of the repair or a cancellation of the deal and a refund of your money.

I don't know what the situation is in the US, but in the UK you can get a single visit to a lawyer for a, smallish, fixed fee.
 

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On the down side, in the auction's in the UK you have no recourse and all items are sold as seen, even if they are completely 'broken'

Caveat emptor. The idea that buyers take responsibility for the condition of the items they purchase and should examine them before purchase. This is especially true for items that are not covered under a strict warranty.

Andrew
 
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