IS it down shifting or just slipping? Might be worth while to drop the trans pan and look for debris/plugged filter or something else obvious
February, 19, 2007 AT 6:12 PM
It's down-shifting, then slipping.
[i: 0fee555109]" to drop the trans pan and look for debris/plugged filter or something else obvious" [/i: 0fee555109]
That phrase trips off the tongue so easily doesn't it! Lol
February, 19, 2007 AT 6:31 PM
Probably about the least expensive thing you can do
February, 19, 2007 AT 6:57 PM
Okies, will do that and report back. Thanks for the suggestion.
Btk *goes to look out the overalls*
February, 23, 2007 AT 3:18 AM
Thanks for that ken, I'm retracting the kick-down part of the statement, on further testing I reckon it's just slipping, just before it's due to change up mostly but occasionally mid gear " range".
It's becoming more pronounced now, if I start the car in the morning I can't expect to move off for a few minutes, the gear s just dont engage at all!
I'm currently waiting on teh Haynes manual from ebay to get to me, once that's here I'll be taking something apart! Lol
February, 25, 2007 AT 7:56 AM
Id still drop the pan to be inspect for hard metal and the integrity of the filter, they do plug up over time
February, 25, 2007 AT 8:26 AM
Well, upon further inspection(noticed the car was bleeding to death in the rain) it seems the transmission is losing fluid.
I jacked her up and tightened up all the nuts on the pan and topped up the fluid. I then went to the gmpartscheap website and ordered a new gasket, filter and lower rad hose(i replaced that earlier with a universal thing).
It's really difficult to get parts in the UK for these vehicles without spending more than the car's worth(recently I spent over 500(about $900) on a lower swing arm!)
Anyhow, once these parts get imported I'll be doing a bit of a transmission servicing. I'm really pleased that it's nothing more serious than a leak.
Thanks for all your advice guys, I'll be bookmarking this site.