Question about 1983 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme

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My 83 cutlass sounds like its making popcorn when in gear no noise when in park or neutral any one know why? Tranny shifts fine engine sounds good

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That discription just doesn't bring anything to mind.

Posted on Feb 21, 2012

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SOURCE: Awful noise from the transmission Will not shift

look for a re-built replacement tranny. probably cheaper than having yours re-built. also, could be problem with electronics. won't be cheap, either way! get a couple estimates- from shops you trust-ask your friends for recommendations! depending on mileage, and other 'little problems', you may want to consider a newer used vehicle. i know (believe me!) times are tough- but a car that won't go is useless! if you can get it fixed for a reasonable price, and it's otherwise in good condition, get it fixed! make sure you maintain it (oil change, fluid checks, brake replacements,timing belt replacements,etc.) then repairing or replacing the tranny may make financial sense. do the math!
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Posted on Sep 29, 2009

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SOURCE: i have a 1999 cutlass with automatic transmissin

yes the 2nd 3rd shift solenoid is at fault

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Check the fluid while running. Low fluid will make a transmission not pull. Shift linkage may be out of adjustment if it moves the shifter. Check motor mounts too.

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SOURCE: Just bought a 1995 olds cutlass supreme and tranny

It may likely be a bad motor mount, but you should take it to a ****** shop to make sure. You can usually get a free estimate and then go from there.
You should initially mention to the mechanic that you dont have the $$ for a full ****** rebuild, that way he may not be as upset if you get the diagnosis & then opt to not get the work done.

Posted on Feb 08, 2012

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