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My bonneville did not want to get in gear this morning. it would NOT go in revese, ever. I had to push it out of the parking space. and eventually, it went forward, after some revving of the gas petal. drove pretty good once it started going, but it felt likw there was some... tension, when pressing on the gas petal. this has never happened before. ?

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  • morri199 Jun 02, 2010

    this probaly would have been extremely helpful, but I have no idea what any of the things you mentioned actually are. let alone how to do what you said. but maybe i can do some research and figure it out.

  • morri199 Jun 02, 2010

    thunderboltz, i appreciate your response, but I have no idea how to do what you just said. do you know of a website that can show me the parts you're talking about? I know almost nothing about cars.

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You may have more than one problem going on as far as the trans goes it maybe the trans filter or the filter seal is leaking air as far as the binding that may just be a dirty throttle body just remove the air intake snorkel and open the throttle plate with engine off and look at the throttle blade if its coked up clean with carb cleaner hope this helps thunderboltz

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  • lintner randy Jun 03, 2010

    i dont know of any websites that will have that picture you need but all you have to do is look at the transmission on the left side of the car when your sitting behind the steering wheel under neith the car and you will see a flat pan about 2 inches deep and it will have a bunch of bolts around it what you need to do is remove that pan and when you buy a trans filter youll see how it goes in also if your not confident doeing this call a shop and ask how much they would charge usally not more than 75.00 with the filter and about 5.0 quarts of trans fluid if your not sure i woudnt want you to try this and risk the car falling on you the best way is a set of ramps to drive up on.as far as the trhrottle cleaning have some one push the gas pedal with the engine off and look for the throttle moving that should get you to the throttle blade cleaning sorry kinda technical most people on this site work on there own stuff so not sure how to say things to different people.

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