Car/Model: 1993 Buick LeSabre
Engine: 3.8L V6
My car started to really " kick" or " jolt" when shifting from P to D or R. I assumed it was just a fact that the car was getting higher in miles. A while ago a repair technition said I needed to get the engine remounted, and I only mention that to see if the remounting of the engine could solve the problem. Anyway, now my car when shifted into D will not travel over 25mph. I've since garaged the car for almost a year wondering what to do about it. Last night I started it and dark smoke came out of the engine near the back where the transmission fluid dip stick is located. I check the oil and was down a quart. I check the transmission fluid and it's dry. Could the lack of fluid be the reason why the car wasn't abel to go over 25mph or do I need a new transmission? The car rode very nice and served me well on trips back and forth to college. If I can add fluid where do I do it. I couldn't locate any place to add the transmission fluid except where the dipstick was located.
Tuesday, September 4th, 2007 AT 2:08 PM