1994 Buick Roadmaster Transmission slippage

Tiny
DRUMMER1953
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  • 1994 BUICK ROADMASTER
  • V8
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 300,000 MILES
My car when starting out seems OK but once it reaches 30-35 mph it wants to slip and revs high. After letting off the gas and the car warms up it will shift. The same happens when it the car reachs 40-45 mph. Could it be the bands or perhaps it is just in need of service. A friend told me that if the fluid has never been changed that sometimes it will "shock" the tranny. The previous owner told me that he had it rebuilt before he sold it to me.

The engine runs great but it has high mileage. I am currently laid off from my work but am expected to return in the next few weeks. I have a 30 mile trek to work one way.

Should I try to service the tranny or am I throwing good money after bad?

Thanks!
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Wednesday, March 3rd, 2010 AT 12:44 PM

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Tiny
FREEMBA
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Your trans shifts using electric solenoids. They can cause "crazy" problems if they stop working, if the screen gets clogged or if the plungers they control become stuck. Have a trans shop to check the shift pressures during a test drive. This will get them in the right area for the repair. Meanwhile, don't keep driving the car with the trans slipping like this, you could do serious damage to the clutches.
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Monday, April 19th, 2010 AT 6:43 PM

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