i've used your site before, and was very happy with your advice. Now I need you again. :Lol:
i have a 96 chevy camaro v-8 lt1 engine. Automatic transmission. 100,000 miles.
we've had the car for 6 months, and today the transmission started acting up.
my son was driving it in overdrive because some people told him it saved gasoline, when the car slowed to about thirty mph. The transmission would go into first and second, but not into third, and wouldnt go any faster than 30 mph. So he called me to rescue him.
i went up there and not only was the car unable to go faster than 30 the radiator fluid was leaking from the car. Weird, . Huh?The car isnt overheating, it's running around 130 degrees. The car is designed to safely run at 260.
i drove it home, and like I said he was driving it in overdrive, so I decided to try"drive" instead, it got up to 30. And wouldnt shift. So I decided to put it in the "2" position, and I got it up to 45 mph, and it shifted fine, but because of what he told me I didnt want to push it past that point and possibly damage the car further.
i then decided to try "overdrive", and again up to 45 mph it did fine, shifted and everything. But in drive, it would only get up to 30 and wouldnt shift right like it should.
at a point even in overdrive and second, it seemed as if it wasnt going to go faster than 30, but once I accelerated, it did fine. But 45 was my limit on how fast I wanted to push the car. Maybe you could give me some tips, or sugestions on what to check first, before I take it to a mechanic. Since i've had the car, i've already put about two thousand dollars in repairs into it.I'm ready to pull my hair out. PLEASE any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance. Vivian :lol:
have the same problem?
Friday, October 27th, 2006 AT 8:14 PM