Ok, this morning we drove the car again, after doing what you said yesterday. We went up and down our street 6 times this time. No problems. When we turned into the drive to check the temperature (with a candy thermometer on the top edge of the radiator) the temperature read 140degrees. Then, miraculously, the fans came on all by themselves (no a/c button pushed). So we thought, wow, the car is okay, and shut the hood to drive up and down the street 2 more times. We reached 42 MPH, and decided the car should be tested on the highway. So, we went to the end of the street, got on the highway, and the transmission started to slip again. We turned off, and then lost all gears. We shut the car off for 30 seconds, and then restarted again, and drove home. Could this be a mechanical problem then not electrical? What makes a car lose all gears, but then gives them back with 20-30 seconds engine off time?
Thanks for all your advice. It's REALLY helping a LOT!
Saturday, April 22nd, 2006 AT 10:02 AM