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This may be more of a general transmission question, but anyway:

When driving through residential areas, if I slow to make a 90deg turn (so 10-15mph), the engine will slightly rev and then thump itself back into gear. Not all the time though.

Is that an indicator I need a full transmission rebuild?
 

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I just went outside and checked, a little surprised at what I found.

Car is completely cold and:
  • diff fluid is clean, slightly above full line
  • trans fluid is clean, but filled above full on HOT marks

I'm pretty sure that could be a problem in itself, right?
 
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Yes, but check it when it is hot, too, been awhile since I have seen a trans dipstick... the COLD LEVEL is below the hot, right?

More than 30k miles on the fluid, then drain and fill. No flush.
 

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Yup, cold is the first two pinholes, then a gap, and another two pinholes for hot.

Car only has 50km on it which is right around 30k miles. No idea on age of it.
 

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Engine must be running when checked.
 

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Just wanted to follow up on this, I checked the oil levels again this weekend when the car was hot and running. Diff and trans oil were both clean and within the correct ranges.

With that being said, I noticed something else while on the highway. At 120km/h actual speed my speedometer is reading at almost 130km/h and the tach also seems to be higher than it should (going by my ear). Tires and wheels are stock setup.

I'm wondering if perhaps there is a speed sensor somewhere on the transmission that is failing, and if so, it could be contributing to the first issue I noted here?
 
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