Last post on Jul 26, 2011 at 4:55 PM
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Chevrolet Monte Carlo, Chevrolet, Coupe
#24 of 25 Re: monte ss 3800 [giggdagreat]
Sep 24, 2010 (8:02 am)
The problem is not the 3800, it's that the 3800 is too strong, it's the transmission that wasn't built good enough to combine w/ the 3800. There is a fix for this though. The 4t65 trans can be upgraded to a Heavy-Duty version. That's how they can super charge this engine without tearing the tranny in half. http://www.milzymotorsports.com/
#25 of 25 1998 Chevy Monte Carlo Z34 Transmission problem
Jul 26, 2011 (4:55 pm)
I've got a 1998 Chevy Monte Carlo Z34 automatic with front-wheel drive.
The other day the transmission decided to get mad at me. Here's the situation -
When I was at a stop then accelerated, the car would shake a little and take a second to shift and move forward. Then the next day I reversed out of my driveway then put it in drive and it was as if it was still in neutral. The RPMs would go up but it wouldn't drive. I had to take it down to 1st gear to move forward. Reverse continued to work. I found that I could manually shift the gears up by speeding up then shifting to 2nd then speeding up to go to drive, but then when I hit the brake, I had to start back at 1st or sometimes it worked from 2nd. The car is not a manual shift so that didn't seem safe to keep doing. It has plenty of fluid and I can't find a leak.
Any ideas on what it can be and what I should do?
I didn't plan on keeping the car much longer as I've wanted to get something new. I've had it for over 10 years and kept up with maintenance on it. Its otherwise in decent shape.