1989 Buick Skylark transmission stalls engine out

Tiny
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  • 1989 BUICK SKYLARK
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 73,000 MILES
1989 Buick Skylark mileage: 73,000. After driving car for short period of time transmission stalls engine out and car will not move until after it sits with engine off for a half an hour to an hour. Transmission seems to be locking up. Engine will run in park or neutral. What could it be?
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Tuesday, October 19th, 2010 AT 11:05 PM

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Tiny
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Your car has a lock-up torque converter in the transmission. It locks-up only in high gear. It is supposed to disengage at lower speeds. Yours is not disengaging. There is probably a valve in the transmission hanging up Having the transmission serviced with new fluid may help the problem. Next step, the valve body will have to be removed and cleaned.
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Tuesday, October 19th, 2010 AT 11:06 PM

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