I had a broken axle seal and it was leaking tranny fluid. That went on for awhile before I got the funds to replace them. But about 5 days before I took it in, the transmission started to slip. I have to accelerate slowly because the RPM's go up higher than normal, and it seems to be having problems going into second gear. It reacts a bit better when the car is warmed up. I was hoping replacing the axle seals would fix the problem, knowing that the fluid wasn't leaking anymore, but it hasn't. I told a co-worker about it and he said his brother had the same problem with his Impala, and in order to fix it, he flushed the fluid and put in a new tranny filter. From what I understand, it's recommended to flush the fluid every 30K miles, but I didn't know that. I got it when it was at 59K and it's at 137K now, and I have never flushed or changed the fluid. What's my best bet? I sure as heck hope I don't have to rebuild the transmission itself, knowing it's a small fortune.
Sunday, January 1st, 2012 AT 10:53 PM