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Old 11-07-2008, 07:58 PM   #1
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hey guys.. i dont know much about cars so i need help.. i just got a new gas tank out into my car since the old one was rotten. I drove it home a okay.. but on my way to work i noticed spuddering.. so i drove carefuly and it kept happening. its a automtic 96 SE... the car would go to about 20 mph the would spudder and not go anywhere... i stopped at my buddys house cuz i could barely move. I cheaked my Trans fluid and it was low so we went to the store and got some to see if that was the problem.. We filled it and i went to around the block.. same problem.. so i talked to the guy at NAPA and he said that these cars have a module that runs the transmission. he said that this could be the problem.. im guessing the since i jusst got a new gas tank the idiots who did it did not change the gas filter and its full of rust..? does anyone know if its the module, gas filter ( i think they call it that) or is the trans just junk???

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Change the fuel filter. If the tank is dirty, you may have to do it a few times before it'* cleared up.
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I would replace the fuel filter first. The transmission is probably not shifting up because you are fuel starved and can't get over 20.
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yeah that what i figured.. im going to do that and see if it clears up.. thanks
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well i talked to my friend and he is going to mess with the fuel filter but he'* also going to take apart the Tranny and see if its junk...
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You can just drop the pan and check for metal shavings or heavy graphite like deposits. If not, then replace the filter and top off the fluid and give it a spin.
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Please put your mechanical problems in their proper section. This is not a performance issue. Putting your problems in their proper sections helps people who know that series of Bonneville see your problem. As well it helps people looking through threads to find a problem discussed/solved. Thanks
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