2000 Chevy S-10 4 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic 99000 miles
I just bought my truck with approximately 98000 miles. First noticed the problem during my first long trip and it seems to only occur when I drive on the hightway at high speeds for extended periods of time. The problem is described as follows: At first, truck shifts normal drives fine on the highway. Then for no reason at all, and while cruising at highway speed, it shifts to the next lower gear (3rd) and remains in that gear. On some occasions, turning off the car and immediately restarting the car temporarily fixed the problem. On other occasions, I had to shut if off and let it cool down. The transmission fluid level is fine, but there definitely was a burnt odor. Does that automatically mean that the transmission is shot and needs to be replaced? Or could it be a defective valve/soloniod that needs to be replaced along with a transmission fluid replacement? Please help. Thank you.
have the same problem?
Thursday, March 25th, 2010 AT 12:42 AM