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Old 10-24-2004, 04:21 PM   #1
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Today, took Pearl out. Had to get gas, I was so low, the car stalled three times driving one block.. guess I kinda pushed the E, huh? Anyways, my mom insisted that she pull into the gas station.. because of course i'm 14, and we will both get arrested for me driving w/o a license [little does she know.. I drive alone all the time ]. So, she was pulling into the gas station, and she revved it up to 2500, and it didn't move.. not one bit. I told her, drop it into R, then into 1, she did that, and it revved to 2000 rpm, and moved a little. She gave more gas to compensate, and was acceptable from there. Filled up, then pulled out, and it only took 1500rpm to move a little, then about two blocks later, we switched, I checked out the condition, and it took 1200rpm to move a little. I thought.. maybe it'* slipping later on in the rpm.. so I floored it, and heard some squeeling noise.. and I knew right there, it wasn't slipping. Then about 10 miles later, I tried the same thing, with the same results. Didn't slip one bit after that, so, does the tranny slip more when cold? I am 1/4 of the way, away from filling the entire cross-hatched, and I have one can of transtune. Just in case if that is a variable in anyway.


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how many miles do you have? It sounds like your transmission is shot man.
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150k, tranny replaced at 20k, so the tranny is only 130k, and the engine is 150k.

What I don't understand is, it was fine a couple days ago, and it was just today that it was slipping. And, if it were shot, wouldn't it be slipping all the time?


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HOLY CRAP!! I am sooo stupid! I have a broken vacuum distro block.. well just one of the nipples. Well, anyways, I thought the broken one went to the Charcoal canister. WRONG! Paid more attention, and it goes right to the vacuum modulator. Quoted from the FSM "Transmission slipping: Vacuum modulator, malfunctioning" Damn POS. I am going to get a new vacuum distro block asap. But now, I have this old modulator, which it'* condition is questionable. I don't have the fancy GM tool to test it.. how can I test it? it makes an air noise when I push it in, but if i put my thumb over it [when pushed in], and let go of the thing that goes between the tranny and modulator, it doesn't hold it in. I also want an adustable one, but those obviously aren't going to work, they are completly different. So, should I first just try replacing the distro block? Or should I also replace the modulator? Where can I get one? any parts store?


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Ahh man I had an old T-Bird that did the same thing. I drove it around for a while like that, cause I didn't care (cheap car), but after a bout a week it couldn't make it up a slight incline at redline. I never did have it checked out or fixed and this was before I knew very much about cars sooo....I dunno, hope its not the same thing.
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