My transmission is in great disrepair all of a sudden
Yesterday the SLO was driving just fine, but today I got in it and it felt like I had left the parking brake/emergency brake on. So I played with the pedal, and clearly I could tell it wasn't engaged. But it really felt like it was towing another Bonneville. With 3K-RPM acceleration from 0-20 in about 10 seconds, something'* wrong. It still drives and such, but I parked it and am using another car now.
I think it'* not shifting into 1st and is just starting from second. And it also is really slipping through 2, 3, and 4. I don't think I have TCC lockup anymore, but there'* no SES light. I'm going to start it again maybe tomorrow and see if an SES light comes on. Also, I parked it in a clean spot across the street because there'* a puddle where the SLO was parked. This puddle has the appearance of water but the consistency of oil. I'm not sure what it could be - possibly brake fluid? It'* in the wrong spot though, and the brakes don't feel like it.
Actions Taken Thus Far
I've called PRJ Performance and left a message, and I'm going to look at a couple more places. I'd like a trans rebuild, but I'm afraid it'* going to be set back by the airplane ticket cost of me going to Serbia for a bit. Then again, if it'* not set back, this is perfect timing so that I can limp the SLO a bit, go to Serbia for the duration of the trans rebuild, and come back to a fresh transmission!
Options for Input
Should I try a trans fluid flush? I changed my filter 30K miles ago at NEBF. What are some uncommon but awesome things to do during a trans rebuild? And overall, what do you think of this?
94 STEi and 99 SLO