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1998 malibu transmission slipping when it is cold

I have a 1998 Chevy Malibu that hass a transmission that slips when it is cold outside. One the car warms up it will drive fine. I have changed the fluid and the stainer and the transmission is full of fluid. When the car is cold it will just barely move and I have the start with the shifter in low gear and change the gears manually. The motor revs up but the car just won't go. Any suggestions.

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Sounds like a servo seal (o-ring) in the trans itself. If the seal leaks, it will not allow the proper pressure to build in the circuit that engages bands and clutches. I see a trans rebuild in your future.

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SOURCE: 1998 4.3l chevrolet truck.auto transmission started slipping.

Myself I would give the fluid filter change a shot.
If the fluid still looks good then most likely you haven't smoked any clutches. It could just be the filter is clogged and not picking up fluid properly.
Of course it is possible that it is something more serious.
Parts store should be able to hook you up with correct filter and probably capacity.

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SOURCE: My 1998 Chevrolet Malibu will not go into drive

Likely you are looking at this backwards. Slipping causes a ton of heat. Slipping is caused by worn seals inside the transmission that allow pressure loss and partial application of drive clutches which then slip. Only way to fix this is a rebuild. I know this is not what you wanted to hear but that's just the way it works!!!

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belt inside trany is slipping rebuild or replace trany

Posted on Sep 08, 2009

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SOURCE: my transmission is slipping it

check your fluid level too much can be just as bad as too little,
too much fluid will cause fluid to foam,or have air bubbels i belive the turm is cavatate,causing transmission to slip, and overheat
hope you get it fixed

Posted on Oct 01, 2011

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SOURCE: 1998 malibu won't shift into gear when cold outside but, works fine in warm weather,why?

you need a transmission fluid and filter changed.because if filter stopped up.transmission fluid little thicker in cold climate make it hard circulate through filter.when engine and fluid get warmer fluid get thinner where it can circulate through filter cause transmission to shift correctly.

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