1992 Lesabre Transmission Problem-Need Help
Hello all, first off I have a 92' lesabre limited that has 151,500 miles on the clock. It developed a transmission problem about 15-20,000 miles ago where i heard a loud bang after I was romping on it kinda hard and it obviously broke something and makes a noise that sounds like a rachet and is consistently repetitious. It was noticeably louder in reverse as well. It would no longer kickdown from 2-1 for quite a while and after a decent amount of miles it seems to have gotten quieter, from what I believe to be a broken pawl of some sort in the trans just wearing itself in its broken position but I don't know for sure, and will kick down most of the time if you are at the correct speed. It grabs normally and shifts fine in all gears, but the major problem is every 1 out of 3-4 stops my transmission will disengage when i stop and go to accelerate again, acting as if in a false neutral. Its as if im in neutral then a few seconds later it re-engages and am able to accelerate again.
I don't know what the problem is as there are several things going on with this trans and the car, and it'* making me worried about reliability and if my trans is going to fail out on me or how long I can expect from this trans. If somebody can help me out or shed some light on whats going on it would be much appreciated! Thanks!