The O/D off light flashes and sounds like slipping
The O/D light flashes after using the vehicle for a little while. If you step on the gas and push it down to far the vehicle sounds as if it is either slipping or it starts to stutter.... The RPMs go up but you dont go anywhere. If there is anything else I can try and help with let me know but this is pretty much it. I am afraid it is the transmission but my husband thinks it maybe the drive shaft or something else?? Any help would be greatly appreciated
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Re: The O/D off light flashes and sounds like slipping
The O/D light flashing usually means you lost siganl from your vehicle speed sensor to your engine computer.
First, go to Auto Zone or other auto store that will run a free scan test for you. With the codes, you can bgin to figure out what is wrong. Report back on codes.
Also, check trans fluid level, it could just be low. Read owner manual for directons.
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When the check engine light is flashing, it means that the system has detected a misfire condition that can cause damage to the catalytic converter if not repaired. Try to drive the vehicle as little as possible until the problem can be addressed. Look for bad coil pack or shorted injector or driver
No, not related. The slip indication comes on when one wheel is turning faster than the others. When on a hill that's steep enough, any car will back up when you take your foot off the brake. In that case, the wheels are not slipping--they are all going back at the same speed.
Sounds like it's fouled a spark plug this happens as the plug wires fail and the power goes to ground instead of firing the fuel. The timing belt could have skipped time but the engine may run smooly but have very little power.The plug wires will act like what you say too.The boots get electrcal holes in them and they fire to the head instead of the fuel mixture and then it fires sometimes and throws everything of and they run very badly or not at all.
replace your belt and clean off your pulleys, your belt has gotten old and the rubber has started to come off on the pulleys, causing it to make the chirp and slip, your light came on because something was not getting full rotation because of the slip
This could be caused by a lot of different things, don't replace parts until you know for sure what the problem is otherwise you will just be throwing your money away,
If the service engine soon light IS on then go to auto zone and have them get the codes, on your year you may have to have them turn the ignition key on and off five times, then count the number of flashes of the service engine soon light and then look up the codes in a haynes repair manual for your specific vehicle.
a defective master has just one common symptom, a soft sinking pedal.
Things You'll Need:
Ratchet and socket
Slip joint pliers
New cotter pin
Removing the Old Brake Booster
Park your car in a safe place with enough room to work around the front and driver side of the vehicle.
Locate the booster push rod connected to the brake pedal.
Remove the cotter pin securing the booster push rod pin to the brake pedal using a pair of nose pliers.
Release the push rod pin from the brake pedal and slide the push rod off the brake pedal.
Unscrew the four mounting nuts off the brake booster studs using a ratchet, ratchet extension and socket. You should be able to see the four booster studs extending through the firewall, in front of the brake pedal.
Disconnect the vacuum hose from the brake booster, working from the engine compartment. Use a pair of slip joint pliers.
Remove the two nuts holding the brake master cylinder to the brake booster. Use a wrench or ratchet and socket.
Separate the brake master cylinder from the booster just enough to make room for booster removal.
Pull the brake booster off the firewall and remove it from the vehicle.
Installing the New Brake Booster
Set the new booster in place by sliding the push rod and four mounting studs through the mounting holes on the firewall.
Slide the brake master cylinder flange over the two mounting studs on the brake booster.
Start the two brake master cylinder mounting nuts by hand to avoid damage to the threads.
Tighten the two brake master cylinder mounting nuts using a wrench or ratchet and socket.
Connect the vacuum hose to the brake booster.
Screw the four mounting nuts to the brake booster working from inside the vehicle. Start the nuts by hand to avoid damaging the threads.
Tighten the four mounting nuts using the ratchet, ratchet extension and socket.
Position the brake booster push rod over the brake pedal and slide the push rod pin.
Install a new cotter pin to secure the booster push rod to the brake pedal
So you had your oil changed or changed it yourself on you GM vehicle and the little light on the dashboard still says "Change Oil Soon". Your owner's manual should tell you how to reset it, however it's hidden away in one chapter or another.Here are the two easiest ways for most GMs.
First you need to turn your car On. This is not starting the car! Turn the key two "clicks" forward. All the dashboard lights should come on, along with the radio and odometer.
If your GM has the four buttons on the dashboard with all sorts of information: One button should have a road or "i" on it. Pushing this button will show your mileage, tire pressure, operating temperature, and all sorts of other stuff. You are looking for "oil life ##%". Once you find this, press and hold the button with the checkmark on it. After 5-10 seconds it should flash "oil life reset". Tada!
If your vehicle does not have the buttons mentioned above: Turn the car "On" (without starting car!!) Press the gas pedal all the way to the floor 3 times within 5 seconds. This is trickier than it sounds. It must be pressed ALL the way to the floor ALL 3 times. Then wait 5-10 seconds. The Change Oil Soon light should blink then go out. If not, turn the car off and go through the steps again.
This sounds like a transmission problem,(assuming that this is when vehicle is in drive) Sounds like the transmission is slipping does this vehicle have a check engine light on. if it does then you can have that code checked for free at an auto zone and get back to me if you need more help. If not have tranny check for slippage. Good luck and thanks for using FIX YA
You really need to hook up your vehicle to a computer or scanner to check for codes. You may have faulty plugs & or wires, How is your fuel pressure? When is the last time that you changed your fuel filter? Is your touque converter lockup in your transmission slipping in & out ? All of these inquirees need to be checked, It is very hard to help without having your car to diagnose. i need more info...