Looks like the transmission just went on my Oldsmobile Ciera (1988)
2.8L MPFI engine. I am thinking of driving this car for another year
Just today when I had to stop at a red light on an uphill. I was
horrified to find out that as I lift the foot off the brake pad, the
car started rolling backward. I quickly stomped on the brake (lucky
for the guy behind). So that's that, its not working like it should
and I need to service it asap.
I understand if I take it to the shop, I have the option of repairing
the transmission or take one (with low miles) from a junk yard and put
it in instead.
Can you please give me the pro and cons of the various options? If I
take another one from the junk yard would it fit properly between
itself and the engine? Or maybe I am better off just rebuilding the
transmission in the car.
PS: I had the transmission filter and fluid replaced in the car 3
months or so ago. As well as replacing the engine and front & rear
transmission mount at that time.