1996 Chevy Caprice V8 Two Wheel Drive Automatic
On my caprice the transmission is failing me. In the mornings I will crank it up and hear the car shift into gear but it wont move. I check the transmission fluid and the dip stick is clean as if it has no fluid. So I add a quart and it goes foward but not in reverse. If I drive it I notice smoke from the hood. The fluid is coming from the spout and dripping on the exhaust. Once I removed the dip stick while it was dripping and fluid shot out pretty far. Today I changed the transmission filter and the fluid was very dark. At the bottom of the pan there was a black fluid that of course didnt mix with the trans fluid and almost resemble oil. And inside the old filter the fluid was chunky very bubbly and almost looked like cold cooking grease. Needless to say after cleaning the pan magnet 3 hrs of draining and a new filter its doing the same thing. No reverse barely any foward and leaks then when I shut the car off from even just an idle it stills squirts out if I remove the dip stick. Can you give a diagnoses?
Monday, March 8th, 2010 AT 6:10 PM