MY CAR HAS BEEN UNDRIVEN FOR A 8 MONTHS

1984 Chevrolet Caprice

Tiny

Anonymous

March, 15, 2013 AT 11:35 PM

My car has been undriven for a 8 months. I drove it today for the first time in awhile and now it wont change over to 3rd gear. Does that means I have a bad transmition?

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1 Answer

Tiny

caradiodoc

March, 15, 2013 AT 11:50 PM

More likely a valve is sticking in the valve body due to varnish buildup. First check the rubber hose on the back of the vacuum modulator valve for signs a mouse chewed through it or there is transmission fluid leaking through it. A vacuum leak will make it look to that valve like you're accelerating hard and it will require a much higher road speed to up-shift.

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