Last week on a drive it started slipping slightly when driving but only in 3rd and 4th gears. I was trying to find a transmission place to look at it (I'm in a small country town in Australia) but didn't find one before the events of today.
Today it has escalated in as much as the transmission is not working at all - no forward or reverse movement. This happened on a short (1 mile) drive. It started by slipping just after leaving home and very quickly did nothing and had to be towed home.
Fluid level is fine [new oil only 1000 miles ago, old oil had no signs of anything untoward and nothing stuck to the drain magnet], the oil is clean and no smell or taste of burning.
The engine starts and runs as normal, when the selector is moved into [any] gear position the engine revs increase slightly but there is no sign of vehicle movement.
A suggestion from an ex-mechanic friend is the pump seal has blown or the pump itself may have failed, therefore no hydraulic pressure?
I have seen on the schematics there is a solenoid for the torque converter - if that stopped/stuck would that cause these symptoms?
In short, I'm stumped! I haven't even worked out how to get it in my driveway so I can work on it yet, pushing it uphill wouldn't be fun :-)
Any help/suggestions would be most appreciated
have the same problem?
Sunday, August 25th, 2013 AT 2:47 AM