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Old 03-15-2005, 11:36 PM   #1
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My bonneville se has 140k on it. Yesterday I had the trans fluid and filter changed, no flush just changed. Before the change the fluid wasnt burned but it was worn and in need of change, well anyways for the most part the trans feels perfectly fine, shifts fine no noise or anything except for when i accelerate from a stop or slow roll, the car goes but then u feel a thud and there is also some other slight hestitation later on in 1st gear. Im concerned a lil cause ive been stranded by a car before due to a blown trans out of the blue that could have been a real mess but it turned out alright. anyways i know it takes a little time for the trans to adjust to the new fluid and i know not to beat on it for awhile. Im just a little concerned. Can someone tell me if i have a problem or if i should just let it take time to see if it changes.
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can you here a clunk when shifting from P to D or P to R?? and when you are driving and leave off the gas? my car does that and it is most likely a Trans mount if that is the case
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No like i said theres no noise when shifting in fact shift quality has seemed to improve, the thud in 1st you cant hear it but u can feel it and then theres some more hesitation later in 1st gear. it almost seems like theres not enough fluid there.
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the transmission fluid wasn't changed for the first time was it? What condition was the fluid in before changed? (color)
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This is the 1st time the fluid has been changed since we have had it, we got it when it had 118k on it now 141k on it. Before us the car was a rental car so I can only hope that the fluid has been changed before this. As for the color, it had a varnish look to it, it wasnt burnt like i said but it wasnt great either.
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color'* not important - smell is. any idea what it smelled like?
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It didnt smell burnt either, it still actually smelled like transmission fluid. I checked the fluid level it is a little low, so im gonna put some more in and see what happens. Like i said everything is fine for the most part just some hesitiation in 1st gear.
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Recheck the fluid level and make sure at operating temp you are in the center of the crosshatched area...

With the car running, and after you have put the gear selector in every gear for about 2 seconds or so, then place the car in park and check the fluid...( leave the car running )

Usually whan I change my fluid and filter I have to add 6-7 quarts to bring it to the proper operating level... Good Luck

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I added a liittle bit of fluid to bring it half way in the crosshatch. It hesitates twice in 1st gear, its more annoying then anything else. I can also hear and feel a misfire again at idle, which makes me angry because i just changed the plugs to. Im curious to maybe the hesitation is due to a misfire not the trans, i dunno im fresh out of ideas.
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I added a liittle bit of fluid to bring it half way in the crosshatch. It hesitates twice in 1st gear, its more annoying then anything else. I can also hear and feel a misfire again at idle, which makes me angry because i just changed the plugs to. Im curious to maybe the hesitation is due to a misfire not the trans, i dunno im fresh out of ideas.
Hmmm you changed the plugs? Did you by chance replace the wires or are they the originals with the numbers on the wire?

Just a note that if the wires are original and have never been change get a new set and see if that cures the problem.. After a few years the wires on these cars are known to arc being that they runb on parts under the engine cover and it wears the insulation out... I have had this happen twice... I used wire loom an all of the wires that had rubbed and I have never had another issue again... Better than 2 years on my wires now and several plug changes...

If you have an Advance auto parts try their Autolite Professional series wires... I have them on both cars and love them... I will almost swear by them as compared to the taylors I had on one of my cars...

Also some here also reccomend Napa'* plug wires... I forget the name... Baldwin? Belldin? something along those lines... Wither way both of these wires are good from what we can gather and we reccomend either or... Good Luck.. Let us know...

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