I suppose slipping is what it is. I should also add that the last two days coming to work (7am) it had NO issues whatsoever, but on the way coming home from work around 3:45pm (when it's more like 75 degrees or so) it starts happening about halfway home, so around 20 minutes of driving (about 10 minutes of that is freeway). So now I'm wondering if the issue only happens when the trans gets hot.
To explain exactly what's happening: it will be shifting just fine on surface streets and getting on the freeway, and I'll be crusing along around 65-70mph at the most, then suddenly the rpm will go from around 2700 up past 3000 (a few times as high as 3500), then the trans will***** back into gear very roughly. Then for the next 10 minutes or so on the freeway it will randomly raise the rpm's and***** back into gear. Sometimes it will do it several times in a row, and sometimes not quite as rough, rasing the rpm's only a little before******** back into gear. It seems to start happening when I'm crusing at a steady rate, but then I do lower my speed once it starts happening to make sure I'm in as much control as possible, and over in the slow lane.
There's no way I can afford $1,000 and upwards in transmission work, so I'm hoping to exaust all other possibilities, especially things that I can test myself.
Oh, almost forgot, I checked for codes about a week ago and there were no stored codes and no pending codes, but I'll check again since more time has gone by now. But still no check engine light to indicate stored codes. I also have the ability to view live data, in case you have any suggestions in that area.
Thanks so much for your help, I really appreciate it!
Tuesday, January 18th, 2011 AT 3:25 PM