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When a transmission is hot is usually when the problems are noticed. Is the fluid level low? Is it brown or black in color? Does it smell burnt? These are all indications of a problem - some worse than others. If topping off to the correct level, you may have more serious issues. You might want to have the fluid / filter serviced or changed if it has been a while - but a well neglected transmission will not likely come back to life by doing the fluid and filter service. Good luck!
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
They had a problem with this plastic washer that is in the shifter tower it sits just under the shifter it self and gets worn out and causes this to happen- hope that helps.
Posted on Nov 06, 2008
I will bet it grinds when you try to engage first or reverse. When this happened on my car, I adjusted the clutch and it improved. You need about a half inch of free play when you first touch the pedal with your foot. If you have a slave cylinder, (hydraulic clutch). You may need to bleed the system. With air in the system, you can't get enough clutch to fully disengage the trans from the motor.(Clutch and pressure plate) It's like you only pushed down half way on the pedal. If it's not hydraulic, it should be adjusted with wrenches. If clutch is fine, It could be a loose shift linkage. It would seem extra sloppy when moving shifter, It would just not go in gear, with out the grinding.Hope this helps. lbreen
Posted on Apr 22, 2009
This bolt connects 2 parts of gear shifter. It's getting loose. It's known problem. Look under the steering column. Jiggle the shifter you will see where the problem is.
Posted on Dec 25, 2009
If the engine temprature does not reach the normal level as it used to, it may be the coolant thermostat.
Iif it does, it could be air diverter gates not working properly, cold air blowing at a a light could point to that. The diverter gates are located under the dash.
It also coul be the valuve that controls the water to the heater core, but unlikely cause of the cold air at a light.
Posted on Jan 11, 2010
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