1999 Chevy S-10 6 cyl Four Wheel Drive Automatic 148000 miles
My transmission has been shifting late and/or slamming in to third gear for quite some time. I recently brought it to a local mechanic and he stated that he could not diagnose the transmission until I changed the plugs and wires as the computer was giving missfire codes. Then on a snow storm night on my way home I got about half way of a 50 mile drive and the battery light started randomly turning on and the ABS light came on. The truck began bucking seriously and eventually stalled. The whole way I used 4 wheel in the snow. Seemed to run a little better in 2 wheel when I was able to switch (less bucking issue). Anyway, I nursed it home as AAA would not tow to my house due to the storm. The next day I changed the plugs and wires and everything seemed so much better ( I did not change the cap and rotor however). Since then shifting seems better but now (about two weeks later) the truck stalled on me while waiting in line at the dump after Christmas. Then today on the highway I felt it buck a couple of times (drops about 500 RPMS each time). I did some quick research online and found that this vehicle has some known transmission issues. I'm wondering what might be the cause/next steps. I am mechanically inclined and typically work on vehicles myself but transmissions, besides changing them escapes me. If a part needs to be changed/replaced, I'd rather do it myself than pay someone else. Could it be a Stop Check valve that is worn or needs a new Transmission Valve body or other? Any help/insight would be most appreciated. I'm afraid it is going to get worse and would like to avoid the dreaded breakdown. Thanks in advance!
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Monday, December 29th, 2008 AT 8:54 PM