Joined: Feb 08, 2005 Posts: 106 Posts per day: 0.02 Location: New Orleans
Posted: Mon Aug 31, 2015 6:11 pm Post subject: I think my tranny gave up it's ghost!!!!!
I'm so sad guys. I absolutely LOVE my '02! It has the 3.8 and only 158,000 miles on her. I have changed the fluid 3 times.
I just returned from a 20 mile drive on interstate and stop and go traffic with no issues.
I stopped to fill up and when I put the car in drive it slipped soooo bad. I managed to get home in low gear , before up shifting , where it would "catch" and get up to speed.
The , I lost steering. The belt came off. I reinstalled it, only for it to come off almost immediately after starting. I can't think of any reason the trans would do this , so I have accepted I will need a replacement..
I will replace the trans with one from a junk yard if need be. It's just the belt coming off has me puzzled? Could they be related and how?
If anyone has any ideas or suggestion, I appreciate them.
_________________ Down in Da Nawlins bayous....
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I had a c-10 blazer that the support for the idler cracked and the idler tilted a little allowing the belt to creep off to one side , then completely off. I would try a can of seafoam trans cleaner, make sure its trans cleaner and not engine cleaner, run it as directed and do a fluid and filter on the trans.
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