1994 Chevrolet Camaro transmission

  • 140,000 MILES
Automatic Z28 - following recent tuneup, within a few miles and after running the car through a carwash, the transmission started slipping and finally stopped working. Pulled over to side of road, reved the engine for a while, put back in gear and it limped to the next turn off in drive (did not try the lower gears). Had no reverse, put back in gear and with high rpms and slipping till it caught a semi acceptable clutch position, was able to drive about 2 miles to my home. Suprized it made it up a pretty significant slope hill. What position in the fuse block is the transmission fuse for the solenoids, is there some inline fuse that may have blown, or, could the mechanic have pulled loose a connection somewhere? Prior to the tunup, the engine did take a few seconds for the car to go into gear, but did ok after that. Next day was able to put it in reverse and moved it to a flat area to check the fluid level, then in forward to put it back in the driveway. The transmission fluid is full, does not smell burnt, but is not bright red and there are no leaks. This is a car that I just bought off the street and I have no previous knowledge of issues or maintenance.
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Friday, June 28th, 2013 AT 1:30 PM

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I have had three of these cars, and have replaced 5 of these transmissions. It sounds like the transmission is going out. If the fluid is bright red, it means the transmission has been flushed recently. More often then not, when the transmission is flushed after it being really dirty, this will happen. The change in viscosity and amount of metal shreds will create less friction in the clutch packs after the fluid is changed out. I would take it to a transmission shop or tow it and have them check it out.

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Friday, June 28th, 2013 AT 1:42 PM

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