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#1 LeashHolder

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Posted 16 December 2003 - 12:47 PM

84 Hatch
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Card (no weber yet)
3 speed auto
The transmission seems to be slipping when the vehicle is first started.
:-\
Does not get all that cold in the FL panhandle...
Engine will race some then the vehicle will slowly take off.
After sereral mile all seems to shift fine,
just when first starting or going around a corner.
I have checked the fluid level
Level is o.k.
Fluid is a red color and does not smell burned.
Thanks for all your help.
LH

#2 GeneralDisorder

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Posted 16 December 2003 - 02:32 PM

Your governor may need some attention. These transmissions are known for their tendancy to blow up if you look at them cross-eyed... be very careful with it, and start changing it's fluid and filter often.

Change your fluid - have the thing flushed. And check out the online repair manual - there's a good artical in there about how to properly "tune-up" your governor...

Best thing you could do, is switch out to a manual transmission, but that may be more work than you are interested in doing.

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Posted 16 December 2003 - 02:59 PM

Thank you for the infoformation. :-)
Do I need to change/check for a filter.
If so, where is it?
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Posted 16 December 2003 - 05:47 PM

Well - on most auto trannies, the filter is IN the trans, so you actually have to drop the pan to get to it :(

I'm not 100% positive you even have a filter, but I think that at the very least there is a screen down there, and your pan could probably use a good cleaning of all the debris that has collected down there.

The shifting diffuculty is almost certainly the governor. They get sticky from rough edges, and don't work as they are supposed to. This can be fixed pretty easy by removing the governor, and dressing up the edges of the mechanism with a whetstone or fine grinding wheel.... the online repair manual has a whole article with pictures etc..... I've done it before, and didn't find it that hard - take your time, and do the job right.

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Posted 17 December 2003 - 11:00 AM

Thanks Again.
:-)
I think I will try to pull one first, clean it, then just swap them?
I does not look like too hard a job.




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