My transmission will not shift from second gear to third gear. It goes beautifully from first to second and then it just stays in second.
If I drive long enough, about 15 minutes, the vehicle, still in second gear, will begin not to catch, then not catch at all. Step on the gas and you get nothing, but the engine is revving up while the transmission slips completely, while still in second gear. If I roll to a stop stopping the vehicle, then step on the gas, the transmission will then catch again immediately. I can go through first, then second and will not shift any further, and soon it will again disengage.
The cycle will repeat itself, with the engine eventually begins to overheat.
The catalytic converter was installed where it actually touches the side of the transmission valve body area. Could that cause the transmission to overheat? Also there were a lot of metal shavings in the pan when I removed it. I did change the fluid and added a lubricant, it did not work.
i have the valve body off and I am preparing to take off the plate to clean it and check the valves.
If the catalytic converter is touching the transmission and it heats the fluid, that is a possible explanation of why, as I drive, the fluid heats up to where it is causing total slippage?
But, if I stop for a second and then take off again, first and second work fine, but it still will not shift to third, and the time between stops becomes shorter, the engine gets hotter, until I am revving the engine with minimal result and third still will not commit. I do not push it any further.
How serious is the cat touching the transmission scenario? I assume I should fix that.
I was told the metal shavings could be the cause of the valve sticking?
I have the valve body out and was going to remove, clean and replace?
have the same problem?
Saturday, August 24th, 2013 AT 3:54 PM