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2000 Oldsmobile Bravada Question: my transmission slips when cold. do i need a rebuild?

 

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acisco10, Key Largo, FL, November 23, 2012, 16:02
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it also goes into overdrive instead of 3rd.

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    OIL GEEK November 23, 2012, 20:56
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    is your engine light on if so what are the codes it could help us to give you a god answer

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    acisco10, November 23, 2012, 21:01
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    yes it is on. but i am barely surviving on disability and dont have the money to pay for someone to do that. i am currently trying to find a shop or government agency to pay for any repairs so i can get to and from my doctors and hospitals and shopping.

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    OIL GEEK, November 23, 2012, 21:35
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    check your tran oil if level is good but I have saved tran before by changing the filter before but does not mean it will work

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    your.mechanic November 24, 2012, 00:04
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    Possibly...or maybe the fluid is low...and why do you say it goes into overdrive instead of third? does the engine feel like it is lugged?

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    acisco10, November 24, 2012, 05:39
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    if i accellerate normally, it shifts from 2nd, to 3rd for a fraction of a second, then straight into o/d. unless i step on the pedal harder will it go into 3rd. the fluid level is good. thats why i am hoping it isnt the clutch plates ot torque convertor. if i step on the pedal hard, to pass and downshift, it might go into 2nd at high rpms and stay there till i release the pedal. then it will drop right into o/d. if i hit the pedal EXACTLY right on, it will go into 3rd so i can pass, but thats rare. anotherwords, it doesnt shift correctly anyway. this is before it started slipping. i dont dare try it now.

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