1990 Riviera Shop installed wrong transmission? no overdrive
The shop that replaced my transmission installed a used one and I no longer have overdrive. The shifter is very loose now and seems to slip out of gear. Is this the wrong trany? They also had to remove the engine to replace the trany. Is that normal? I just had the car to my mechanic a month ago to look over everything for winter. He told me the frame had two bolts holding the engine and that it would eventually start to drop, but I had quite awhile before that would happen. I informed the shop that did the trany about the bolts before they started the trany work. The owner looked at them and said they were fine, no problems there. They had the car for 8 days before it was done. When I drove off the car made loud clunking noises when turning the wheels left. (shop is a block from my home) So I pulled in my drive to look at it. Both front wheels were tilted in and the frame appeared lower on one side. I called, he said it was okay to drive and would give it an alignment in the morning. So I left for work and the started making a super loud screeching noise when driving straight, as if metal was grinding. I drove about a mile and immediately returned home. They were now closed. The next morning I had antifreeze all over the drive. I took the car to shop owner, he said he was going to replace the two bolts and align the front end. Why would he need to replace the bolts if they were fine before? My son drove the car to my drive when they were done. I have not driven the car yet and won't until I have it looked at. I think they are trying to put one (or more) over on me. In good faith I paid them in full up front. I am a single Mom of 4 making only minimum wage and will greatly appreciate any advice and answers. Thank you so much.
Sounds like they replaced your tranny with a 3 speed one. while it's not going to hurt anything, you won't have over drive and get better gas milage as you would with overdrive.but there should not be any looseness in your shifter. they should fix that right away. slipping out of gear can be very dangerous. as for the rest, it sounds like they did very shoddy work to say the least.
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Easy, most likely problem is low transmission fluid. Your owners manual will tell you how to check that if you are not certain. If the level is okay, there are many, many, many other things that could be wrong. Most transmission shops will test it for you, no charge; but they usually will want to rebuild your transmission. It seems they no longer fix a specific problem, they just rebuild. This old of a car... maybe it's time. I hope this is helpful.
Sorry to say but you will probably need a new or rebuilt transmission. Your car is equipped with a Ford " AOD" transmission and this is usually the first sign of going out. Continuing to drive it will result in complete loss of pull and replacement will be necessary, not to mention a tow truck to get it to a shop or home.
Okey,what joker did that, and you allowed it?
Don't tell me you installed a used trans.
I used to own a trans shop,spare me that story
Now you ride without OD, until you overheat and burn up the new trans.
Now you can not pass inspection,ever,with MIL Lamp on
I worked at Dealership which sold these things new. The transmission is notoriously weak...have a transmission shop you trust check it out. I have rebuilt a few of those transmissions,and overdrive is usually the first thing to let go.Don't drive it for long:the contamination running thru the trans.will cause more damage,add to the repair and leave you stranded somewhere.Sorry but I don't think you are getting away cheaplyThe Honda Passport is a Rodeo with a Honda grille.you can still buy some Isuzu mechanical stuff thru Honda stores.Good luck
The best case scenario is that your overdrive switch is malfunctioning, and simply needs to be replaced, along with flushing your transmission fluid and replacing the transmission fluid.
The worst case scenario is that you have a band or solenoid in your transmission that is broken and not engaging your overdrive. Your transmission has 3 gears, and when the overdrive is engaged, it simply links 2 or more to the gears together to achieve overdrive. It would seem that something is preventing that from happening when the engine is cold, and simply making the gears spin freely as in neutral.
I would recommend finding a transmission shop to inspect this problem. It may be a simple $100 fix, or could end up costing you a couple thousand for a transmission rebuild. But get the inspection from a transmission professional before performing any repairs. And don't be afraid to get more that one opinion from more than one transmission shop. Good luck!
Sadly, the transmission may be bad... Unless it's a used unit, the shop needs to go back into it and find out what's wrong. Generally on used units, the yard you got it from will replace it but the shop will charge for each time they r&r it.
Likely, the "overdrive lockup" is malfunctioning. This is internal and requires that trans be removed for service. Have an honest, competent transmission shop evaluate your problem. Transmissions are expensive, so unless the remainder of your vehicle is in really excellent shape, the cost of a rebuild may not be a valid expense (only you know that) consider buying another vehicle. Transmissions are no longer a quick easy backyard repair!
Hi Joe, what you need to do is go to a trans. shop and have them adjust the TV (Throttle Valve) cable. You can do this yourself but you need a really low PSI guage. When the line pressure is at 0 - 5 PSI, it will be adjusted properly. Usually only trans. shops will have the proper tools to do this. It's very important that the TV cable is adjusted right on the money or you'll smoke your transmission.