I recently hit a cement chunk sticking out of the ground in a parking lot and cracked my tranny pan. I drove aprox 1/4 mile home leaking fluid still leaking when i parked it, so it wasn;t completely empty, changed the pan and replaced the filter added 5 quarts of fluid now it started slipping when i would turn a corner. tlkd 2 the tranny shop said it sounded like i was a bit low on fluid and was sucking air on the turn, told me how 2 check the fluid by raising and leveling the car but when i started taking the 7/16 bolt out fluid startind immeditly pouring out. Any other solutions or suggestions? Hoping I didn't mess it up 2 bad.. 2002 grand am v6
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Not a lot to go on but you should have replaced with Dexron VI automatic transmission fluid. Start your car and let in run in park a min. then slowly move though all the gears...R N D 1 2 3 4 and back again slowly until you are in Park. With the engine still running pull the transmission dipstick out and wipe it with a cloth to clean off the fluid then reinsert it into the tube until fully seated. Pull it back out and check if the fluid level on the stick it should be within the operation range as marked on the dip stick. Add fluid as necessary with a funnel in the dipstick tube to bring level up to the operating range. DO NOT OVERFILL.
The first symptom on your Lemans can be a vacumn leak...check ALL rubber hoses, and the EGR valve hose for cracks, and replace as needed...a vacumn leak or imbalance can also alter the tranny shift points:(... Unfortunately the ticking under the valve cover sounds like a sticky lifter...You can try to lubricate this by changing oil...but use one quart of GM tranny fluid in place of one quart of oil...run motor for ONE day only, and then change oil again with the correct viscosity...10W30 I like Valvoline High Mileage:) Hope these inexpensive fixes work for your classic Lemans!!
SOUND LIKE TRANSMISSION FLUID LOW OR YOU NEED A TRANSMISSION FLUID AND FILTER CHANGE.THE 4T40E OR 4T45E IF YOU DONT SEE TRANSMISSION DIP STICK.BEST TO DO A FILTER AND FLUID CHANGE.YOU NEED 7 QUARTS OF TRANSMISSION FLUID A NEW TRANSMISSION FILTER AND PAN GASKET.I WOULD BUY FILTER AND PAN GASKET AT DEALERSHIP.YOU NEED A LARGE DRAIN PAN TO CATCH TRANSMISSION FLUID.IF YOU HAVE A TRANSMISSION DIP STICK. BEFORE YOU FIRST BEFORE STARTING THE ENGINE CHECK TRANSMISSION FLUID LEVEL ON DIP STICK.SHOULD BE ON THE FULL MARK.IF NOT ADD FLUID TO FULL MARK.THEN CRANK VECHICLE LET IDLE UNTIL ENGINE HOT OPERATION TEMPERATURE ABOUT 10 MINUTES.THEN APPLY BRAKE PEDAL.THEN SLOWLY SHIFT TRANSMISSION SHIFTER THROUGH ALL GEARS 2 TIMES.THEN PUT TRANSMISSION IN PARK.CHECK TRANSMISSION FLUID LEVEL.IF NOT AT FULL MARK ADD TRANSMISSION FLUID UNTIL LEVEL CORRECT.
sounds like a fluid flow problem. probably need to change the fluid and filter in the transmission. If the sensor is bad it will have to be replaced. Hopefully it is that simple. If its sticking in gear and delaying when its cold I would prepare yourself for a transmission rebuild. It could be a pre-cursor to a bigger problem.
You need a transmission flush through the radiator and transmission
a new tranny filter and clean the pan.If this still happens then your transmition is slipping gears because of shaved gears this is noticable
when there is lots of metal particles or chunks.If this occours than i suggest a rebuild or used transmition.
first you need to get a pair of safety glasses to protect eyes from cleaner. then you need 12.6 pts or 6.5 to 7 quarts of transmission fluid+ filter.you also need a drain pan to catch transmission fluid.you need a 3/8 ratchette and socket set.you need some paper towel and maybe1 or 2 cans of brake cleaner.now you want to safely raise and support car on jack stands.make sure you are on solid level ground.put drain pan under transmission to catch fluid.take ratchette wrench start removing tranny pan front and side bolts.loosen rear bolts one turn let the pan drain.when all tranny fluid drain out of pan. then remove pan clean it good with brake cleaner.remove all traces of old gasket. from pan then dry with paper towel..then you remove tranny filter.becareful not to damage anythingthen put in your new tranny filter then.wipe and carefully clean around gasket area on transmission with paper towel.make sure there is no traces of olds gasket material on tranny area where tranny pan gasket seals.now get new gasket align its with tranny pan holes.you might want to buy a gasket adhesive.just put on some to hold gasket in place when you install it to transmission.besure to clean all tranny pan bolts real good with brake cleaner. then dry them off real good.because some transmission you have to put a little rtv sealant on bolts.to keep them from leaking.now once you get bolt holesand gasket on transmission pan line up.all tranny pans bolts with a little rtv silicone on threads and on bolts head where they meet the pan.then you transmission pan in place.make sure gasket and bolt holes line up.when putting bolts in dont tighten them until you get them all in first.when all bolts are in.then you tighten criss cross dont over tighten them. torque them to 90 inch pounds .when all is done .starting putting tranny fluid in.and check for leaks.start the engine up let it idle for few minutes if you see no leaks lower car down to ground.then move transmission gear selector through each range and back to park.make sure tranny fluid level correct before driving car. WARNING IF YOUR CAR DONT HAVE THE TRANSMISSION DIP STICK.AND HAVE A FILL CAP INSTEAD THE DEALERSHIP HAS TO CHANGE FLUID.BECAUSE THEY HAVE TO RAISE CAR ON LIFT TO CHECK FLUID LEVEL.BECAUSE CAR HAS TO BE RAISE UP LEVEL THEN A DRIP PLUG IS MOVED TO CHECK TRANNY FLUID LEVEL.