My Sable's transmission, with approximately 63,000 miles on it, is starting
to act up. Had AAMCO change the fluid/filter at 60,000 miles and went on a
trip, during which time it began to 'slam'. By this I mean when I slow down,
say coming to a stop at a traffic light, and the traffic light turns green
before I stop and I step on the gas, after a slight hesitation the car
surges forward with a jolt. (Sorry for the run-on sentence). Went back to
AAMCO, they say it's a common problem with Sable/Taurus, something about a
piston in the transmission that is cracked or broken, and that it will get
worse if not repaired, causing damage (and more expense) to the planetary
gears. Is AAMCO giving me the straight story, or is something else going
on? The coincidental timing of my having the fluid changed and the problem
suddenly appearing seems suspicious to me.
Same problem. 97 Sable, 3.0 V-6, AX4N tranny. Started a month or so ago. When you put it in gear...it lurches then stalls. You can rev the engine a little and put in gear and it will lunge a little bit and as long as you are moving it runs fine. I got an estimate to replace the torque converter clutch solenoid for about $400, but I'm not positive that's the answer. Now I'm reading that replacing fluid may cause even more problems. The car has a little over 200K miles. Should I try to fix it or put it out of its misery, or maybe part it out? The engine still runs great.
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That is a hard question because of not anything about the history of it ...or the miles on it...However I can tell you that when those cars came out there were quite of few that had transmission problems.I know of at least 10 in a small town..If you think it is the trans I would start by changing fluid and filter in trans..Be sure and put correct amount back in .Dont overfill cause you cant just drain it.See owners manual for capacity..check for metal in pan....If it has a lot of miles it could be wearing out..The ones I spoke of just quit moving...Be sure it is the trans causing the problem..I am sure you have it tuned up...If you can send more info I may can help further.Hope this helps...Metalpoet
Change the Transmission fluid & Filter. Without knowing the exact behavior of the transmission, somtimes if the fluid is low or dirty or the filter is bad it can cause problems that mimic a faulty tranny.
Go to a transmission shop not a car care center, i work at meineke and we only do transmission flushes up to 90k, after that we refer customers to aamco for that very reason, another thing is that the transmission filter may not pick up the clean fluid it needs to be replaced after 100k usually. So as i said i would recommend a transmission shop like aamco, because if you have problems its on them to fix it.
Check fluid level every 12 months or 7500 miles, whichever comes first. Transmission fluid and filter should be changed every 100,000 miles. On THM 250C transmissions, intermediate (front) band requires adjustment every 60,000 miles, or as required.
1. With vehicle on level surface, apply parking brake and let engine run at curb idle. Move selector lever through all ranges, ending in "PARK".
Remove dipstick and wipe clean, reinstall, then remove again and check fluid level mark on dipstick. Fluid level should check between "ADD 1 PT." and "FULL HOT" marks on dipstick.
Use only Dexron II or equivalent automatic transmission fluid.
CAUTION:If vehicle has been operated for an extended period of time at high speed, or in city traffic in hot weather, or if vehicle has been pulling a trailer, an accurate fluid level cannot be determined until fluid has cooled down (approximately 30 minutes after vehicle has been parked). So let's get started...1. With vehicle raised and drain pan placed under transmission, remove front and side transmission oil pan bolts. Loosen rear pan bolts approximately 4 turns each. 2. Carefully pry pan loose with screwdriver, allowing fluid to drain. Remove remaining bolts and oil pan with gasket. Remove screen/filter-to-valve body bolts and remove screen/filter with gasket. 3. Thoroughly clean pan and screen with solvent and dry with compressed air. Paper type filters should be replaced. Install new gasket or "O" rings, lubricated with clean oil, into screen/filter assembly. 4. Install screen/filter assembly to transmission. Use new pan gasket and install pan. Add proper amount of fluid to transmission through filler tube. 5. Start engine with shift selector lever in "PARK" position and with parking brake set. Check fluid level and add as required. CAUTION: DO NOT overfill. Best of luck :)
you should change your fluid at or around every 100,000 miles. also look into changing the transmission filter when you change the fluid. IMPORTANT: if you are having transmission problems like a slipping gear of lack of gear, DO NOT change the fluid as it will most likely free up whatever is making your transmission work currently. take it to aamco and have them diagnose it, only if you are having trouble, otherwise changing the tranny fluid is something you can easily do in your driveway or garage.
This is a common problem on some GM cars. There is a pressure control valve in the side cover of the transmission that needs to be replaced. The transmission does not have to be rebuilt. You will need to get a side cover gasket also.