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#2416 of 2455 Re: 93 altima transmission shifts irregulary [bubba38]
Mar 16, 2010 (7:22 am)
To Mr Shiftright,
I mentioned above my 93 Escort Wagon, whinning noise when in gear. Tranny feels fine in all gears. I had the fluid changed, no improvement. Tech said it sounded like the pump sucking for fluid. Seems to get better when hot, not as noisy after a long trip. I tried a can of Trans Tune before the fluid flush. Any advice?
#2417 of 2455 Re: 93 altima transmission shifts irregulary [im_sloane]
by Mr_Shiftright HOST
Mar 16, 2010 (8:09 am)
Not much more you can do that what you did---just wait for a failure, which may be a long time from now. I wonder if this might also be the differential? Was that checked? If you see metal filings in either the trans or the diff oil, then you know something is chewing itself up in there, like the pump or some gear or bearing material.
#2418 of 2455 trans headache
Mar 07, 2011 (7:44 pm)
just recently bought a 2000 impala. guy said the tranny was junk. once i got the car home i started it up and the car seem to be ok except for the tranny wouldnt shift properly. so i checked the fluid and it was almost black and about 3 quarts low. i dropped the pan and changed the fluid and filter myself. the car shifted better but still had a problem shifting from 2nd to 3rd and now the engine light popped on. so, i had the car tested and it showed a mis-fire and the TCC solenoid was bad. so, i started reading through all the posts here to get some opinions and info on how to fix. now, thanks to all the help from you guys, i was able to replace the tcc myself. BUT, i still have problem. here is what i have done so far.
1. complete tune-up. (no more mis-fire) but says bank 1 is running rich
2. added sea-foam trans cleaner and drove car. changed fluid and filter.
3. dropped trans and changed TCC solenoid.
4. completely removed cat-converter (added straight pipe for time being)
since the repairs, this car runs and shift great in every gear but 3rd. no slipping, no hard shift, no nothing. it just wont shift from 2nd to 3rd unless i let off the gas. driving the car like normal, after it shifts into 2nd, it gets up to about 50mph and high rpm then i can just barely let off the gas pedal and it will shift just fine into 3rd and then goes rite into OD no probs. the only other thing i can thinnk of is changing the pressure solenoid but not sure if that would fix or not. any suggestions please....
#2419 of 2455 2005 Saturn Vue - 2nd Tranny
Mar 27, 2011 (9:12 am)
Hello all, first time poster on Edmunds and would appreciate any help/advise anyone is willing to give. Our 2nd transmission just went out on our 2005 Saturn Vue 4cyl. 2.2 lit. Automatic AWD. The fist time our tranny went out was literally 3 miles from our way home on a family vacation in 2007 when it was still covered under the vehicles warranty. Saturn found it especially odd considering the low mileage (18k) on the Vue but since it was under warranty they had to replace it. We asked the shop why the transmission would go out so early on a new car since it was only two years old at that point and they said it was due to driving conditions... My Wife rarely used it as a commuter car, as we would commute together in another vehicle. Otherwise it sat in our driveway for my Mother in Law to use while she was watching our oldest at home.
Here we are again with Tranny problems in 2011 and of course it couldn't be a worse time as we're already dealing with some money issues like many of the people in our Nation. When we were traveling yesterday we were coming to a red signal and began to slow as were started to come to a stop and hear a metal like rumble under the car, *tick* *tick* *tick* *tick* *tick* *tick*. I also noticed that when I pressed on the accelerator that we were not going anywhere... it was as if I had placed the car in neutral. When we came to a stop it was pretty obvious that we were not going anywhere as all the accelerator did was rev the engine. Luckily there was a good Samaritan that stopped and helped us tow our vehicle off the road and into a parking lot where we were able to meet up with AAA tow service. We had it towed back to our house since we don't really have the funds right now to take it into a shop, and I began looking around for parts online.
At this point my "cheap" side began telling me that this was the better option but my "Safe" side said this wasn't an option. I've got two boys and another on the way and knew that parting out a tranny wasn't the best option at this point. Considering my lack of knowledge when it comes to vehicle maintenance I've decided to take it to a shop (CERTIFIED TRANSMISSIONS) on Monday to see if they can run a diagnostic on it and find out if I do need to get a new tranny or not. I'd rather get it checked out by someone who knows what they're doing then by tinkering around with it myself.
After reading up on the Certified Transmissions site it was pretty obvious that we could have been performing regular vehicle maintenance on our transmission. I was taking it into Big-O Tires to get oil changes, tire rotations and a "maintenance check"... but I don't think that covered a transmission fluid check as there wasn't a great description on what all was being checked in that "30 point" vehicle check. They also never mentioned anything about the transmission which leads me to believe it wasn't being checked at these services before taking long trips. The most recent service was on February 12th, 2011 ( this last month) and the only description to me on the service invoice that would make sense would be the description: *Check & Fill all vital fluids*. Again I don't know if this also covers the transmission fluid but I would have to assume this does being a consumer that doesn't know squat about vehicle maintenance and taking it to a reputable company.
So I think the best option at this point is to take our 2005 Saturn Vue to this tranny shop as they will tow it for free, run a free diagnostic, and we will be able to know more at this point as we don't know what is exactly wrong. Does anyone have any comments, questions, &/or suggestions?
#2420 of 2455 Re: 2005 Saturn Vue - 2nd Tranny [nhammack]
Mar 27, 2011 (12:26 pm)
You don't indicate how many miles are on the vehicle currently.
Does sound like you need a transmission shop to look at it. Whether the best one in your local area is the one you have chosen, I have no idea one way or the other.
When I had a transmission problem years ago, I took it to one of the national chains (so I could get it fixed under warranty while traveling if need be), and the local franchise had a very good reputation and you could clearly see that was their specialty due to the volume of business in the shop.
That is a nice warranty they offer, what does the written warranty say if you are out of area? I guess this line of thinking only applies if you travel extensively out of state.
#2421 of 2455 Re: 2005 Saturn Vue - 2nd Tranny [kiawah]
Mar 27, 2011 (2:53 pm)
Doh, you're right Kiawah - the current mileage is 81,382 I sort of assumed it would enter that in for me here on Edmunds since it asked me all of that info when I went through registration ... I'm just hoping that it's a minor repair, but with my luck it's going to be a major repair. Usually when you hear metal on metal contact during a breakdown it means it's not gonna be cheap.
As far as a written warranty out of state, I don't know. It was after 5PM on Saturday this all happened which at that point the shop was closed for the day. They are also closed on Sundays, so I guess I'll be calling Big-O-Tires in the morning and see who they recommend for Transmission issues. Then I'll probably give these guys I found online (near us) a call and see how busy they might be. Luckily AAA will tow our butts all over the place but if it is going to cost a small fortune after the diagnostic... *ugh* I'm just going to be sick.
#2422 of 2455 NO MANUAL: NO IDEA!
Jul 06, 2011 (4:51 pm)
My mother passed away,and i inherited her 1995 honda accord ex 2.2liter 4cyl.I have been driving about a week when i looked down to check my speed and the speedometer was bouncing up and down. At first i thought that mabey it was a cable,but then the drive4 light began flashing,and the speedometer would start to work for a few seconds,then go to 0,and begin to bounce again. As i came to a stop light and started to take off again,i could fell the tranny to slip just a little bit. All this would happen periodically,and then it would drive like it was ok. Well as a few days went by,the problem began to get worse.Its to the point now that it has to be delt with,so i called around to a few places,and they all said it was the"AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION SPEED SENCOR"I tried to get as much info as possable so i could replace it myself,but they were only intrested in telling how much it was going to cost to have them to fix it.Would you please advise me on where this sencor is,and any othe info that you may think valueable to me.I just cant afford to have it done,ill be lucky to get the part.THANK YOU :SINCERLY,TIGER RAY ARTIS EMAIL ADD:woodrolivingstonyahoo.com
#2423 of 2455 1992 toyota pickup jumping gears on hills
Aug 23, 2011 (3:29 pm)
my 92 toyota truck has a serios problem jumping, switching, changing gears whenever i start uphill does anyone have a sollution?
#2424 of 2455 2003 dogde ram shifting problems
Aug 30, 2011 (6:52 pm)
When i reach about 20 mph my transmission seems to take forever to shift after that it shifts okay until i stop and start and reach 20mph then it hesitates and then shifts, no engine check lights come on, i have done all the required maintenance, oil levels are good, no noises, the shifting feels smooth other than that one. Help! do i need a new transmission?
#2425 of 2455 Re: 2003 dogde ram shifting problems [chucho1]
by Mr_Shiftright HOST
Aug 31, 2011 (8:58 am)
You may still have a stored trouble code for the transmission. You should have the car's computer scanned and see what comes up.