MY NORTHSTAR WON'T HOLD TRANSMISSION FLUID
1995 Cadillac Seville
I HAVE A 1995 NORTHSTAR SEVILLE SLS WITH 114,000 MILES ON IT. EVERY TIME I CRANK THE CAR, TRANSMISSION FLUID SPILLS FROM AROUND THE DIPSTICK (EVEN WITH THE DIPSTICK FIRMLY SCREWED ON). EVERYONE KEEPS TELLING ME THAT IT IS BECAUSE THERE IS TOO MUCH FLUID IN THE TRANNY BUT ONCE ALL THE FLUID SPILLED OUT, I PUT JUST ONE QAURT OF FLUID AND IT STILL SPIT EVERY DROP BACK OUT. THE CAR WILL NOT SHIFT INTO ANY GEARS ( I THINK THIS IS DUE TO NO FLUID). I CANT FIND ANY SHOP TO WORK ON THE CAR, NOT EVEN THE DEALERSHIP. (THEY DONT HAVE A TRANSMISSION SPECIALIST). ALL THE OTHER SHOPS JUST WON'T TOUCH A NORTHSTAR CADILLAC. I HAVE NO EARTHLY IDEA WHAT THE PROBLEM IS. THERE WAS A LITTLE HARSH SHIFTING BEFORE THIS PROBLEM STARTED. SOMETIMES IT WOULD SHIFT SO HARSHLY THAT THE CAR WOULD EVEN BURN A LITTLE RUBBER ONCE THE GEAR FINALLY CHANGED. THE CAR ONLY HAS 114,000 MILES SO I DON'T THINK THAT THE TRANNY SHOULD BE COMPLETELY DEAD. CAN SOMEONE PLEASE HELP ME WITH THIS PROBLEM??? IF YOU NEED MORE INFORMATION, LET ME KNOW. I AM TRYING TO FIND A EASY WAY TO FIX THIS PROBLEM IF THERE IS ONE. THE DEALERSHIP SAID $3600 FOR A USED TRANSMISSION WITH MORE MILES THAN MY CADDY HAS ON IT AND THEY WOULD HAVE TO SEND IT OFF SOMEWHERE TO GET FIXED. DOES ANYONE THINK IT MAY BE THE TORQUE CONVERTER OR SOMETHING? IF THERE IS A MECHANIC IN THE AREA THAT CAN FIX THIS PROBLEM, LET ME KNOW. IF YOU ARE NOT IN MY AREA, YOUR ADVICE WOULD BE WELL APPRECIATED.
November 27, 2006.
November 27, 2006.
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