Instead of dropping the pan, I disconnect the cooling hose to the
radiator and pump out 3-4 quarts of dirty fluid. This has worked fine
on all my cars. Now, with a car I just bought, no fluid is pumping
out to the radiator. I did drop the pan and change the filter. The
fluid was a very dark brown. Shifts in all gears, but car doesn't
move under 1,500 RPM.
Has anyone had any experience working on/fixing transmissions who
might offer suggestions? Thanks!
Yes, it was warmed up. UPDATE: I got the fluid to pump out of the
cooler line to radiator (into a plastic milk jug) by putting it in
Drive and revving it up to around 3-4,000 RPM. When the fluid came
out, it was so hot it melted a hole in the jug. I did this pump out/
refill 4 times unitl the fluid ran much cleaner, filled it back up,
then drove it. Now, it won't move in OD but will in L. Once the car
is moving in L, shifting to OD then it upshifts to 4th. The other
day, it would take off in OD but not now ???
You do realize, a normal trans will not let the engine rev that high
unless the car is moving. The trans was slipping before ("doesn't move
under 1500 RPM"), and sitting there revving it to 4000 just burned
up whatever material was left on the clutches and bands inside.
Have you saved up enough money for a new transmission?
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