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Old 01-06-2006, 03:38 AM   #1
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recently i have run into another mysterious problem with my bonnie; everytime i come to a stop and get on the gas to go again the engine will just rev and i'm not going anywhere. it feels like the transmission slips, if i wait about 3 or 4 seconds the engine will grab again and all is well until i come to another stop.

it isn't dropping in neutral because i tested it on a hill and when it'* revving the car doesn't roll back like it would if it had been in neutral.

i thought it might have been the fluid so i topped that up and it still slips at stops. i have learned to correct this annoyance by dropping it into neutral when coming up to a stop and then throwing it back into drive when i come away from the stop.

someone please tell me this isn't a sign of my transmisson'* last leg and that it can easily be fixed.

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tranny is toast most likely
or you over filled it with fluid
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tranny is toast most likely
or you over filled it with fluid

Or possibly underfilled check the level... Could even be a sticking check ball of Valve in the valve body...

When was the last time the fluid was changed?

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Your torque converter is a slipping fool. What does your fluid look like?
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Yup, tranny trouble. Does it do it when cold?
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if i remember correctly it was light brownish, but it didn't smell burnt.

tourque converter eh? could you elaborate a little more on that one?
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basicly if the torque converter is slipping you have to replace it
which involves dropping the tranny and if you do the you my as well buy a different trans

and 9/10 most junkyards wont sell you just a t/c

you can find a tranny for 300-500$
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but buying a used tranny would just result in problems again, no?
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but buying a used tranny would just result in problems again, no?

rebuilding might be worse, hard to tell, since it seems there are a lot of repeat failures with rebuilt trans
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yes, after reading a lot of posts the only route to go would be to buy a brand new tranny since every other option would just lead to the same thing or worse.

anyone know the canadian dollar figure on a new one?
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