91 V8 Auto transmission problems.
jsgriffith3rd at yahoo.com
Wed Jan 17 10:30:25 EST 2007
As much as I love it, I think it may be time to give up on my 91 V8.
Over the weekend I heard what I thought it was an exhaust shield rattling. So I didnt give it much thought.
Its been taking a long time to start lately, so I intended to swap out some ATF soon as that normally helps.
Monday on the way to work the transmission began to slip while traveling along at freeway speeds; it finally got so bad that the car wouldnt move and I pulled to the side of the road put it in park and shut it down. After about 2 minuets I started it up and it went into gear normally, and was able to continue along for a bit but again it started to slip.
I called a rollback and had it taken home. Ive been able to move it around my driveway a bit, but as soon as I go from D to R it just revs and wont move until I shut it down and try again. It doesnt seam to be in Limp mode as far as I can tell, I checked the codes and there wasnt any, and fluid is at the correct level.
Anybody have a similar experience and cares to shed some light on the problem?
Im assuming that I will need to remove and install another transmission to fix it. Ive looked through the Bentley description of the R&R and it doesnt seam to bad. I have a fair bit of mechanical experience and feel that I may be able to accomplish it.
Anybody swap an auto trans and cares to comment on the difficulties?
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