Last post on Aug 23, 2010 at 8:05 PM
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#1 of 4 2001 Optima transmission problems?
Jun 19, 2010 (10:29 pm)
I have a 2001 Optima. Its at 111k. I am also starting to have tranny problems. Once and a while I will be driving and there will be a sudden jerk from the tranny grabbing. Then I lose power at the pedal. Now if I turn the car off then back on again everything is fine. Is this a computer problem, tranny problem or what I dont know where to start. Please help.
#2 of 4 Re: 2001 Optima transmission problems? [milkman101]
Jun 20, 2010 (6:20 am)
From your description,it sounds like a computer problem to me.Have you asked the techs at your dealer?
#3 of 4 Re: 2001 Optima transmission problems? [milkman101]
Aug 23, 2010 (7:56 pm)
I think I am also having the same problem. There is a jerk and then car will never go to first gear, i.e. pedal will lose power. I would be greatly obliged if you share your solution with me. Is it related to input/output sensors?
#4 of 4 Re: 2001 Optima transmission problems? [malikjahanzeb]
Aug 23, 2010 (8:05 pm)
I took it to the Tranny shop and they replaced my speed sensor and it worked like a champ. I do have a question for you though. When your gear slips when you turn off the car let it sit for a second then turn it back on does it go back to normal for a while? That is what my problem was. Good luck I hope this helps you.