1995 bonnie tranny going out? How much time do I have? - GM Forum - Buick, Cadillac, Chev, Olds, GMC & Pontiac chat


1992-1999 Series I L27 (1992-1994 SE,SLE, SSE) & Series II L36 (1995-1999 SE, SSE, SLE) and common problems for the Series I and II L67 (all supercharged models 92-99) Including Olds 88's, Olds LSS's and Buick Lesabres Please use General Chat for non-mechanical issues, and Performance and Brainstorming for improvements.

Reply
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 03-12-2007, 10:09 AM   #1
Senior Member
Posts like a Supercharger
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Saukville Wisconsin
Posts: 193
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
19bonnie95 is on a distinguished road
Default 1995 bonnie tranny going out? How much time do I have?

Well yesterday I was going on the onramp and I stepped on it at around 25 mph and the rpms jumped to 6000 rpm and I heard a screch come from the transmission like the bands tring to catch it was an aweful sound most likly the cars tranny will be junk soon but i dunno how much time i have its ok with normal driving this is my only car that I need to get to work ne1 know how long this could go on and be ok if i baby it? I have 152k on the car 60k on the engine 152k on the tranny.
19bonnie95 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-12-2007, 10:49 AM   #2
Junior Member
Posts like a Ricer Type-R
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Posts: 10
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
willwren is on a distinguished road
Default

Go for a 10 minute drive and check the trans fluid (at idle) for both level, color, and smell. Let us know. We'll take it from there.

I've been through two of these, and several others as well. We should be able to give you some guidance and advice on getting the most out of what you have left, and what will probably go next. Not to mention what it'* going to cost you, and what is compatible.
willwren is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-12-2007, 12:18 PM   #3
Senior Member
Posts like a Turbo
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 441
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
zuper8 is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Well yesterday I was going on the onramp and I stepped on it at around 25 mph and the rpms jumped to 6000 rpm and I heard a screch come from the transmission like the bands tring to catch it was an aweful sound most likly the cars tranny will be junk soon but i dunno how much time i have its ok with normal driving this is my only car that I need to get to work ne1 know how long this could go on and be ok if i baby it? I have 152k on the car 60k on the engine 152k on the tranny.
That is the longest sentence I've ever seen
zuper8 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-12-2007, 12:25 PM   #4
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Purgatory
Posts: 0
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
vital49 is on a distinguished road
Default

All joking aside, 19bonnie95, please read this topic:

http://www.bonnevilleclub.com/forum/...ic.php?t=73691
vital49 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-12-2007, 04:08 PM   #5
Senior Member
Posts like a Supercharger
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Saukville Wisconsin
Posts: 193
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
19bonnie95 is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by willwren
Go for a 10 minute drive and check the trans fluid (at idle) for both level, color, and smell. Let us know. We'll take it from there.

I've been through two of these, and several others as well. We should be able to give you some guidance and advice on getting the most out of what you have left, and what will probably go next. Not to mention what it'* going to cost you, and what is compatible.
I just had a Trannsmission Flush less than 10k miles ago.

The level is good.

The Color is red still has a nice color to it.

No burnt smell to the fluid.

The first time I put it down it like dry reved like I thought it was bumped into neutral I let off imediatly.

I had to do it again to see if it did it again and this time I left it down for a few more secs and then I heard the squeaking and the hard grabbing of the tranny. It kinda sounded like the tires might have been squeaking because the tranny grabed hard at a higher rpm than it should. My friend said it was the bands that were slipping so I dont know. Otherwise there has been no problems since that happened but I haven't put it down since then and dont really wana.

Pickin up a $100 1998 Ford escort today that just needs a starter for the time being and still driving the bonneville till death.

P.*. This bonneville before I had it was treated nice and I was nice to it for the most part. This car was used to tow a 4 wheeler on long trips also. Alot of highway miles tho.
19bonnie95 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-12-2007, 04:19 PM   #6
Senior Member
Posts like a Supercharger
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Saukville Wisconsin
Posts: 193
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
19bonnie95 is on a distinguished road
Default

O yes and 1 more thing I would like to add.

A couple of months ago the tourqe converter would not engage in overdrive and then after awhile the car started having a weird problem. The overdrive would work but it would jump out of overdrive and stay in 3rd gear. The tourqe converter never has worked in that time and before the tourqe converter stoped engaging it got a rough engauging like a shudder when it would engauge.


EDIT*Well I took it out for a drive to see what would happen at wot from a start. It pulled good like always and it shifted like normal with a good shift no slipping at all. I looked at all the vaccum hoses that lead from the throttle body to that one thing (lol) that sticks out of the transmission and the connectors are all very loose and corroded. Could this be the problem I am not sure what that does but I think it has something to do with reading the throttle pressure and when to engauge things inside the transmission. *edit
19bonnie95 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-12-2007, 05:01 PM   #7
Junior Member
Posts like a Ricer Type-R
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Posts: 10
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
willwren is on a distinguished road
Default

With the vacuum modulator disconnected, you'll simply have firmer shifts. And if you don't plug the leak, you'll run lean.

It sounds to me like you've lost a good portion of the friction material on the bands. Having done a flush recently, and the fluid looking good, most of your loss was likely before the flush.

I'd say at 152k on the trans, you're on borrowed time.
willwren is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Spuractic starting problems still going on after I have replace so much DeathDealer General GM Chat 3 10-10-2011 11:17 AM
how much have u put in to ur bonnie 1999_pontiac_ssei General GM Chat 24 04-19-2010 12:07 AM
1000 posts already?!? I have too much time on my hands... lash Lounge 8 04-04-2006 11:39 AM
Star Wars + Too Much Time + Too Much Money = ??? mremer Lounge 7 03-10-2004 01:54 AM
HOW MUCH TIME HAVE U GOT? im letting loose..... susanrandom 1987-1991 3 03-24-2003 12:47 AM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:06 PM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.