Mechanics

TRANSMISSION

1996 Cadillac Seville • V8 2WD Automatic •

I am having troubles with my 1996 cadillac seville transmission. I think the car may have run hot; and even though the engine didn't overheat, the transmission may have.
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Taylorsmith
May 9, 2011.



The trans has a cooler and a overheating engine cant wont hurt the trans. For the trans to overheat it would have to brake a part causing excess friction. Tell us what its doing?

Cadieman
May 9, 2011.
I was driving it home and it got to the point where it seemed like it was in neutral. I would press the gas and it wouldnt accelerate. It happened a couple times before I parked it. Recently, I started it back up and let it idle. The transmission got really hot. When I first crank it over, it goes into reverse and into 1st gear fine, but after a while it starts to slip. I have a transmission warranty that covers external damage and was hoping whatever problem I am having with this transmission is covered under that warranty. I didnt drive over something and cause damage. The overheating might be coming from some internal problem that is causing the cooling system for the transmission to fail. What do you think? The transmission warranty covers both time and mileage, both of which I am under; below max time and below max mileage

Tiny
Taylorsmith
May 10, 2011.
Explain how u no its overheating. If u run something over and knock a hole in the pan and burn the tranny up maybe. Their not much u can do to the tranny externally. Sounds internal thou

Cadieman
May 10, 2011.
The radiator cracked and I procrastinated with replacing it. I told a friend what happened and he said that the cooling system for the radiator of a car also cools the transmission. When the transmation got real hot, I thought thats what happened. The transmission works when the car first turns on, but when it runs for a little bit, it gets hot and slips. The 'check transmission light' comes on. The transmission doesnt look dark, but it smells funny.

Tiny
Taylorsmith
May 10, 2011.
This is true. But u would blow a head gasket before a tranny. Does this warr. Cover road hazard?What do u mean by exterior damage?

Cadieman
May 10, 2011.
There doesnt seem to be anything wrong with the engine. It sounds and runs normally, but the transmission is overheating, I called about what voids the warranty and the only thing that applied to my car was any 'exterior damage'. I guess this is damage to the transmission housing or something. Do you know what the problem could be? I put a good amount of 'stop leak' in the radiator over the course of a few months to keep it from leaking out radiator fluid. Im wondering if that messed something up in the transmission and the cooling fluid couldnt flow through, causing it to overheat and cause the gears to slip when it gets hot and the odor to the transmission fluid. It doesnt look burnt but it has a smell to it.

Tiny
Taylorsmith
May 10, 2011.
The clutch packs are gone. Your gonna need a tranny and the radiator had nothing to do with it.U have some gears and not others. Look for a recondition tranny and converter.

Cadieman
May 10, 2011.