Ok, 94 se w/ 74,000 miles (i think)
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Im driving my car in overdrive on the parkway (as usual) and i feel a stutter and the whole car shakes for a sec, while this happens the rpms drop from 2 to 1 for a sec. It kinda feels liek the engine missed a beat. AFter this happens 2 or three times the check engine light comes on.
-Also related or unrelated, there is an oil leak somewhere by the engine which is causeing smoke and a smell-
The mechanic says that my overdrive gear is shot, and i need a rebuild on my tranny -> $2,000. Im am not willing to pay that much to save the car, but i am willing to try my best (even if it means putting in another tranny myself). What i am wondering is...can i just use the transmission just in drive and not overdrive? I dont know how many times this topic has been discussed but ive donre some searching and i read that it may be some kind of wire/spark plug problem.
thanks in advance