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Old 09-28-2004, 11:59 PM   #1
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im on 1988 SSE,i was driving around town,.and i noticed the car was shifting a bit late, 2700 RPM'* instead of the usual 2200RPM'*..it was kinda cool,so maybe she needed some fluid,turns out she needed almost a quart,filled her up and she still wouldnt shift normally,so i get to work,after work,for almost a 1/2 mile,she wouldnt shift out of 1st gear!!!..i was scared to hell...so i pull over,and i pull out again,and she shifted at about 3500RPM,and took forever to shift in to 3rd,and refused to shift into OD at about 70mph(110km) and the RPM'* abour 2500..
any chance this could be a tv detent cable issue?
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You killed another transmission!!! DAMN YOU!! loL! Aren't those the same symptoms when your '80s when out too?

EDIT: don't tell me you Neutral bombed this sucker? Or even worse, Reverse bombed?
*takes away keys for your bonneville'* sake*


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the symptoms are scary...very similiar to my other failure of the tranny...

cehcked cable,it was as same as when she was shifting fine?..

and the fluid was a BIT overfilled?..could that do it?
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how "overflowed"? When was the last time you flushed the fluid?


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overfilled trannies are bad too.
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well duh, its not like "yeah, just overfill that tranny of your'* it'll last 200k more" Yeah, right.. loL!


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He used that in his '89. The '88 he has right now has the factory tranny, I believe.


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the 87 tranny works fine...

yea,the fluid, i checked hott..is about 1 inch over the full line...:(
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The 87 has a weak tranny if I recall.
It was beefed up starting in 88 to a more heavy duty unit.
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Mine is sketchy.. but it works fine.


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