This is a 4 cyl, automatic
I just started driving this car and I immediately noticed the transmission slipping issues that the previous owner warned me about. This seems to be mostly in 1st gear, either slipping out of gear and back in, or slipping while going from 1st to 2nd.
I wanted to find out all the possible diagnostic steps I could take (a humble DIY'er) before taking in to a specialist. For instance, on my previous car I had some much more severe shifting issues, which turned out to be a faulty transmission range sensor (aka: neutral safety switch) that I was able to diagnose by testing the voltage in each lever position and while driving. It was a $40 transmission fix, so of course I'm hoping to be as lucky this time.
Since this is a new car to me I don't even know where the TRS is yet, but I would also like to know what other types of diagnosis I could do, based on the type of issue I'm having.
I should also note that the transmission fluid was changed about 18 months ago.
have the same problem?
Friday, September 23rd, 2011 AT 9:20 PM