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Counselor My buick 03 rendez vous started to slip and my mechanic suggested that I change the transmission fluid because it was dirty and change the filter. I was wondering since I had the transmission rebuilt last year would it solve my problem by changing the fluid or make it worst?

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There is a solvent in ATF to keep seals soft so they seal. If the fluid is brown, instead of the new color, the solvent is gone. You can add ATF additive, but it's risky.

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IF your transmission is truly slipping then changing the fluid is not going to help. It won't hurt but it won't help. I am wondering, are you sure the transmission is slipping. It will have a check engine light on and a trouble code if it is slipping.

Posted on Apr 20, 2014

Testimonial: "The service engine light comes on most of the time and my transmission slips every now and then. the slip/jump happens during take off, after I have been waiting at the stop sign for a red light. Then, it would slip or jump after I pressed on the gas pedal. However, I noticed that when I gently put my foot on the gas and gradually gives it some gas during take off this may bypass the jump or the slip. Even though the skip or jump does not happen all of the time, but it does happens often. I do not see any other code other than the service engine light. I know that my transmission fluid was low and I had some fluid. After that, I did not hear it slip for 2 days and then, it started to slip again."

  • jbienaim Apr 20, 2014

    My transmission fluid was low and I added fluid. It worked better for a few days and it came back.

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    jason Apr 20, 2014

    sounds like you have a trans. leak. check up by the radiator for a leak and of course under the transmission. You may have a leak at the trans. cooler lines.

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SOURCE: 1994 Buick Lesabre--transmission slipping

You have a bad low one-way clutch, It has to be completely disassembled to fix. Sorry

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This is a common problem on some GM cars. There is a pressure control valve in the side cover of the transmission that needs to be replaced. The transmission does not have to be rebuilt. You will need to get a side cover gasket also.

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If the top hose is hot and the bottom is cold, your definitely not getting circulation. You,ve already done alot of work to this vehicle so you have pretty much answered your own question. About the only thing left is the heater core. Of course, I dont want to be the one to tell you it is definitely the heater core because obviously I am not looking at the vehicle. But If i was a betting man, thats where my money would be.

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Most GM FWD's are a pain, but theres a trick. Undo the dogbone that connects the engine to the front frame where the radiator is (some cars/vans have 2, a few have only 1) with a second persons help, push the vehicle forward from the back until it stops (leave the trans in park and the parking break unset) when it stops, lock down the parking brake to keep it from rolling back. Viola, easy access to the plugs. When you're done, put your foot on the brake and then release the parking brake. Slowly let off the brake to avoid having the engine slam back against the firewall, and then reconnect the dogbones. You may need to rock the car a bit to get the bolts back in, but it shouldnt require much.

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