2001 Pontiac Montana 6 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 127000 miles
Our van has started slipping in first gear. It doesn't do it at first, but when we get to the third intersection leaving our neighborhood. (There is a very slight incline at that intersection.) Then last weekend after driving for about a half an hour, I heard a whinning. I looked at the gauges and realized by the tach, the motor was running too hard to be in overdrive. I slipped it into 3rd. The noise went away and the RPMs stayed the same.
The fluid always checks fine. Thin, light red, clean looking and no burnt smell.
Friday, July 2nd, 2010 AT 8:51 AM