Question about 1989 Buick Regal
I have a 89 buick park avenue ultra. my transmission has trouble shifting into gear. if you put your foot on the gas, it will eventually shift, but it takes a minute. I checked the fluid and it was low, but i filled it and it is still doing the same thing. my 89 buick regal limited with the 2.8 is doing the same thing. i have a kick down cable or some tranny valve that is stuck. now my trans will start in first gear and then slip into second but will not shift past that.
If the trans.oil is dark brown in color and smell's burnt your tranny is probably on it's last leg.If tou have bad pump pressure or low oil you will have to rev the eng to get it to build enough pressure to move.Your detent cable or kick down cable is for passing,when you step on the gas when passing someone this cable is pulled causing the trans. to go into a lower gear and when you let off the gas it should shift back into a higher gear.if it's out of adjustment it will kickdown to soon or to late.If your car has alot of miles it may be in need of a filter and fluid change,but usually when slipping occures its to late and you will need a replacement tranny.Hope this was helpfull.
Posted on Mar 02, 2009
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