Slow reverse engagement? - 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 11-15-2005, 11:10 PM   #1
Senior Member
Posts like a Northstar
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Richfield, MN
Posts: 781
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
alec_b is on a distinguished road
Default Slow reverse engagement?

My aunt has informed me that her '92 lesabre has been engaging reverse very slow when it'* cold. It'* got 188k miles on it and runs perfect. I believe it'* the original transmission. Other that that when it'* cold it shifts 110%, not a slip to it, and it doesn't engage drive slow only reverse. Any ideas? I think it'* just time for a fluid and filter change and a bottle of Lucas. What do you think?
alec_b is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-15-2005, 11:58 PM   #2
Senior Member
Posts like a Northstar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Minneapolis, MN
Posts: 566
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
CSFiend is on a distinguished road
Default

If it'* the original fluid, there'* a lot of discussion about this, but my opinion is to not change it when it has that many miles. Introducing new friction material into the parts that haven't had them for years may cause more damage than not. With 188K on a 4T60, I personally would just live with slow engagment in reverse.

Just my $0.02
CSFiend is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-16-2005, 12:30 AM   #3
Senior Member
Posts like a Camaro
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Grand Rapids,MI
Posts: 981
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Masterbm is on a distinguished road
Default

OF course I am going to go the other way not say he point isn't vaild. I had 94 corsica that had the same problem it actual had two problem one the shift cable was out of adjustment the other was the it was the orignal fliud is most likely, it'* problem it didn't shift into drive. I changed the fulid and filter in it the tranny run like a champ. it had 230,000 on it at that time. On that car the filter was clugged not sure how. Was very worried when a saw it but figured what the H*** have the fliud I would try it anyway
Masterbm is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-16-2005, 08:42 AM   #4
DINOSAURUS BOOSTUS

Expert Gearhead
 
BillBoost37's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Enfield, CT
Posts: 41,391
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
BillBoost37 is a glorious beacon of lightBillBoost37 is a glorious beacon of lightBillBoost37 is a glorious beacon of lightBillBoost37 is a glorious beacon of lightBillBoost37 is a glorious beacon of lightBillBoost37 is a glorious beacon of light
Default

Merely dropping the pan and performing a filter change with partial fluid is considered proper maintenance. This restores some of the lubrication in the fluid needed to keep parts moving properly.

If the trans is failing and the fluid is changed, it'* possible the fluid/filter change will not help.
BillBoost37 is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
My Easter Sunday wheels.... sharp, but slow....five-slow. OLBlueEyesBonne Lounge 6 04-09-2007 12:25 AM
No 3rd or OD engagement opensourceguy 1987-1991 21 08-10-2005 07:32 PM
Transmission engagement opensourceguy 1987-1991 3 08-06-2005 10:18 AM
slow 1st gear engagement opensourceguy 1987-1991 8 10-09-2004 04:48 PM
2000+ SSEi O'Drive Engagement Speed compyelc4 2000-2005 2 04-02-2004 01:14 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 03:48 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.