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1994 GMC Safari Transmission noise

Intermittent swoooshing noise when at stop or slowing down. Any ideas?

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  • stuartmarksm Mar 12, 2009

    It is definately coming from the transmission. It sounds kind of like a hose being sprayed around. I checked the fluid level and it looks OK with no discoloration. I have never heard anything like it before. I recently acquired this van and I think it may have sat for a year or more as the fuel pump was bad and all the vacume lines were dried out and had to be replaced. Very strange.



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That description is way too vague. Generally speaking however, the transmission doesn't make noise when it's not in use (i.e. at a stop). It's probably something else entirely. Have someone drive the vehicle back and forth while you get out and listen and try to track the problem down more specifically.

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  • carfixing Mar 13, 2009

    Sorry can't really help much more, the problem with trans fixes is that once someone has to open that trans up it become a "rebuild' job even if they have to fix one little thing. I guess take it into a reliable local shop and ask them to hear it before you agree to let them open it. Good luck.



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