Question about 1998 GMC Sierra

Open Question

Transmission is slipping and fluid hasn't got much color

Posted by on

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

2 Answers


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.

Apr 20, 2014 | 2003 Buick Rendezvous

1 Answer

Looseing speed have to push pedel to regain speed

If the tachometer is increasing (or you can hear the engine reving faster), then the transmission may be slipping - assuming constant speed. You should check the auto transmission fluid level at once. Low fluid can cause this. Slipping usually will happen when the transmission is hot - so it is less likely to happen when - for the first few miles. Most auto transmissions require checking be done when hot, and idling in park on a level surface. The fluid should be pinkish-red and have an oily smell. Brown colored and burnt smelling fluid is not a good sign. You may be able to flush and fill the transmission to save it - - but no one will tell you it will definitely work or not. Good luck!

Apr 11, 2014 | 1996 Isuzu Rodeo

1 Answer

Transmission slipping in first gear on 98 corolla

If it keeps happining check your fluid and if its low every time u have a leak somewhere.

Feb 01, 2014 | 1998 Toyota Corolla

2 Answers

Automatic transmission

check fluid level and filters on tranny

Jul 14, 2013 | Mazda Protege Cars & Trucks

2 Answers

2001 pontiac grand am se 3.4L v6 transmission slipping

David dont even waste your money on the transmission no slip fluid, its money you can put towards the new transmission. Once its slipping the stuff in the bottle is a waste of time. Learned this from past experiences, hope this helps. The reason the fluid is burnt is due to either worn friction disc or a fluid leak by the seals in the clutch pack causing the fluid to heat up and turn brown. Hope this helps.

Jan 03, 2012 | 2001 Pontiac Grand Am SE

1 Answer

I have 1981 Mb 300sd,when I start moving uphill direction the transmision feel like slip out.Does the tranmision needs to be rebuilt?

Look at the transmission fluid on a level surface as the vehicle is running . Is the level correct? Now how about the color is it? Is it blackish ? Low level transmission fluid will not allow the vehicle to go in gears correctly. It will engage hard. Now the color dark is the clutch fiber the transmission is out of adjustment and will operate out of range. Now if it slip out going up a hill there is a great demand on the transmission . The band which is a clutch fiber must hold the drum in order to transfer power if it can't the transmission slips and a overhaul will be in order. Just dont overlook the probability,and the simple solution and yes you will definetly need to rebuild the transmission

Apr 24, 2011 | 1983 Mercedes-Benz Mercedes Benz S Class

2 Answers

What will make a 1995 ford contour transmission feels like it went into a lower gear and sometimes the rpms will tac up once it catches you will hear a noise like a belt slips then the car will ****...

It seems like your transmission bands are slipping, it may be time for a transmission overhaul or you coiuld be low on fluid. Check your transmission fluid, if it is a pinkish color it is clean, if it is a dark red or black color and if you smell it it, it smells burnt you may have some damage to your transmission.

Jun 03, 2010 | 1995 Ford Contour

2 Answers


no but a low fluid level could cause a slip telling the ecm there is a slip top it off then clear the code and drive a few miles if this code comes back i would say there is internal damage to the tranny

May 05, 2010 | 1997 Buick Century

1 Answer

My kia has 75000 miles on it and ive been told that my transmission has been slipping, it struggles to shift into gears and to go up a hill, it will not go, what do you think i should do?

I would check the fluid level. I'd try replacing the transmission fluid if it is not red in color. What color is the fluid? Does it have a burnt smell to it? Most likely the transmission will need to be replaced or rebuilt.

Nov 28, 2009 | 2002 Kia Sedona

2 Answers

Transmission slipping

once it slips that is the end, the trans direct clutch opack is worn out and the trans must be overhauled.

Jun 23, 2009 | 1989 Ford F 150

Not finding what you are looking for?
1998 GMC Sierra Logo

Related Topics:

23 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top GMC Experts


Level 3 Expert

75817 Answers


Level 3 Expert

1311 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22156 Answers

Are you a GMC Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides