Since my first post I stopped by a transmission shop and asked if they could
do some preliminary diagnostics and tell me what they could do short of a
rebuilding job. After 40 minutes up on lift, during which I saw 2 guys walk
under, look up, and proceed to the john, the mgr said it looked like it
probably would need to be rebuilt. Maybe $900-1200.!!
How did he come up with that?
Now more than ever I wish someone who knows about these things would tell me
what kind of diagnostic stuff can be done, and where? By the dealer, any
garage repair shop, or? What can I expect in cost for that? What would a
normal transmission service do? I've heard that sometimes that's all that's
Thanks for any and all ideas.
1. How many miles on the car?
2. How often was the transmission oil & filter changed since 1997.
3. Are you the original owner of the vehicle?
Your cars transmission is electronic and not controled by hydraulic
pressure. There are many electronic solenoids inside the transmissions
on todays car. So guessing what the problem is is kind of hard these
days. It might just need a new solenoid.
You could have the trans oil & filter changed and drive the car for a
few weeks and see if it acts the same way. This is your least expensive
option right now.
Ask your coworkers, drinking buddy's, or neighbors of a reputable shop
they may know of & trust.
1991 Pontiac Bonneville LE
3800 V6 ( C ), Black/Slate Grey
~~~The Former Fleet ~~~
89 Cavalier Z 24 convertible
78 Holiday 88 coupe
68 LeSabre convertible
73 Impala sedan
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