I have a '93 Tempo with about 150k miles that has, up until recently, ran like a
dream for a car its age. Back in January I took it to a Jiffy Lube for a
transmission flush, and a couple weeks later I started having problems.
I can drive the car for about 10-15 minutes (long enough for the transmission
fluid to get warm) and then the transmission starts to slip badly, refusing to
accelerate above 15 mph. If I stop and let it sit for a few minutes, it drives
fine for 10-15 minutes and then the problem starts again. When the slipping
starts, the speed guage flutters quite strangely as well.
I talked to a transmission specialist over the phone and, from my description of
the problem, they are recommending rebuilding the transmission. Is there
anything else this could be? How much should I expect to pay for rebuilding?
Thanks for your help/advice!