1997 Chevy Cavalier I Think It's The Transmission

Tiny
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My car lags on me on complete stops. When it finally starts to move it's slow. And when I go to back up, i'd be better off pushing it. It just start that today and I dont ride it hard. Can anyone help me?
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Friday, May 18th, 2007 AT 7:19 PM

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Tiny
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Have you checked the fluid?
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Friday, May 18th, 2007 AT 8:17 PM
Tiny
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I dont know how to. My uncle and I cant find a dipstick on it. Its not like a 96 where its at the top.
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Saturday, May 19th, 2007 AT 4:27 PM
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The Wonderful GM engineers made that one with such brilliance. :twisted: :roll: There is a plug on it that is difficult to get to. You check after lettng it run for 3-5 minutes. Shift gear in to each possition for 3 seconds. Put in park. The vehicle now has to be raised to get to the plug. LEave it running,remove the plug and fill it until it starts overflowing and put the plug back in.


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/30961_trans_1.jpg

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Saturday, May 19th, 2007 AT 7:05 PM
Tiny
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Thanks, i'll check that in the morning. I'll let you know how it works
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Saturday, May 19th, 2007 AT 10:29 PM
Tiny
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I cant find the plug. Can you post a better picture for me to look at?
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Sunday, May 20th, 2007 AT 1:23 PM
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I found the plug, I filled it up with fluid. But its still doing the same thing. What should I do now?
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Monday, May 21st, 2007 AT 9:33 AM
Tiny
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If it was very low it may need a re-built. Maybe try changing the filter. If not a shop will need to look at it.
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Monday, May 21st, 2007 AT 3:29 PM
Tiny
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On 97 and up models didnt have a dipstick, Ive got 01 same thing, Just a filler hole, If you look underneath where the transmission pan is. U will see a bleed valve (bolt nut) loosen that open, Make sure youre car is on level ground then with a bucket, underneath the transmission, pour some tranny fluid in the filler hole, Then look underneath the car see if any trany fluid is coming out, Then if its leaking out, Allow it to stop, Then tighten the bolt backup, That means youre transmission fluid is at the correct level. Like the other tech person posted you may need youre tranny fluids serviced & filter, If that doesnt correct the problem, I would take it in to a mechanic.

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Monday, May 21st, 2007 AT 8:41 PM

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