Tranny slipped this morning around a sharp bend . slowly got it to parking lot. Turned off motor , when I restarted the motor 5 minutes later I had no gears at all not even reverse. I let the truck idle for 30 seconds and very slowly all my gears came back but it was very weak when I drove it home. I checked the ATF level and it looks dirty but the level looks good. When I restarted the truck this afternoon it barely went into gear, But after I let the motor warm up the gears seem to have responded a lot nicer almost making me think it was drivable again. Through a little research it was said that it could be that i need to replace the shift kit in the tranny. Does this sound plausible.
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Re: losing all gears intermitently
Sounds like a case for the transmission shop. The slipping may be due to low hydrolic pressure- did it take long for the gear to engage when u put it in gear after letting it cool? Im interested in more info on when the problem occurs, but from what it sounds like u need a rebuild done on that trans unless u misread the dipstick when u checked the fliud. make sure the truck is running and has been driven to warm up the trans for an accurate reading b4 checking the fluid level. You can also warm up the trans by letting it sit in drive with the parking brake set for a few minutes.
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Not a lot to go on but you should have replaced with Dexron VI automatic transmission fluid. Start your car and let in run in park a min. then slowly move though all the gears...R N D 1 2 3 4 and back again slowly until you are in Park. With the engine still running pull the transmission dipstick out and wipe it with a cloth to clean off the fluid then reinsert it into the tube until fully seated. Pull it back out and check if the fluid level on the stick it should be within the operation range as marked on the dip stick. Add fluid as necessary with a funnel in the dipstick tube to bring level up to the operating range. DO NOT OVERFILL.
that is a hum dinger, largest ever posted, in one shot.
one word , the transmission slips. (never drive a slipping tranny)
overheat indicator.! that is key.
many newer cars will change the transmission shifting any time
the engine over heats.
and overheat wins over transmission , every time.
if the engine burns up, what good is any transmission.? nada.
solve overheat first.
slip or flare.
is when the engine RPM rises fast and the car dont go faster.
and slipping burns up trannyclutchs and increases the damage. inside the transmission, dont do that. dont allow it,
park it and fix it.
on some tranny there is a temperature sensor that the TCM
watches and changes shift patterns based on AFT fluid temps.
and if the ATF fluid gets too hot , it takes actions. to keep the tranny from harm.
why not get a scan too and see what DTC errors there are..
DTC, engine overheate.
DTC< tranny overheat (caused by above)
Id say ur tranny is starting to go bad. Or it could be a modulator, or ur tranny seal needs replaced. The filter inside could of gotten lose. Iwould just take it to ur local tranny shop dont say ur having issues and get a fluid and a screen change should be like $79.00 and if ur having a bad tranny they will say u have metal or tell u there are issues besides the check up needed. I had a trans am and when it got hot it would slip and when i turned coners its was slipping bad. It turned out being the tranny screen had slipped lose. Guess i was jumping bumps to hard. idk but good luck
sometimes loss of power can be caused by a clogged catalytic converter which can make the car at times hesitate, and about the trasmission maybe the governor on it might be faulty what that does it changes the gears when it reaches certain speed
The axle isn't seated all the way into the transmission.Inside the transmission is the differential,the axle goes into a side gear,called a spider gear,and slips into splines inside the spider gear.Once in to a certain point,there is a retainer clip on the end of the axle that pops out when seated all the way into the spider gear in the trans,and this holds,or retains the axle in the trans.If whoever worked on the car didn't have the axle fully seated to where the clip popped out,then the axle will eventually slide back out of the trans,disengaging the splines,and causing the vehicle to not move.Good luck.