"motsco_ _" wrote:
> La_Azul_Diamante wrote:
> > Because I really love my car I want to know whether or not
> it is worth
> > fixing.
> > Here’s the problem - The car is an automatic and when I
> shift into D4
> > (that’s what it says on the dash board) the gear light
> starts to flash
> > (where before it was a steady light) and the engine revs
> almost to 8.
> > The car has about 240K on it. The original owner did not
> keep up with
> > regular maintenance (spark plugs, timing belt, etc.). I
> have given
> > the car a complete engine make over, including replacing the
> > fan and the Alternator.
> > My question is - what is wrong with the transmission? Is
> this a major
> > thing? Or, will it be a minor fix?
> The dipstick is the place to start. How full is it, how does
> it smell,
> and what color is the fluid if you put it on a sheet of paper?
> Why would -you- shift into D4 ? Don't you just leave it in
> D4 and let
> it shift for you, or is that because you climb a lot of hills?
> When you
> got the car did you change the ATF, and if so, what brand did
> you put in?
When I start the car then shift gears, reverse is okay then when I
change gears to drive forward, that is when the light blinks and the
engine revs really high. I shifted back into reverse to see what
would happen and the car wouldn’t move and the RPMs remained high.
What is an ’ATF’? I don’t know if my mechanic friend changed that for
me. Unfortunately, I know almost nothing about cars except for
paying for repairs.
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