My van is giving me problems with the transmission. I have to manually go through the gears. If I put it in drive it will not move. I actually have to put it in first, then move it to second, then to third, then eventually i can put it in drive once i get to 40-45 mph. It is literally like a stick shift. Any ideas what is wrong and how much it would cost to fix?
Transmission problem on 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette
by pancake1271 in Lincoln, NE on April 04, 2009
2 answers 1 comment
ANSWER by Russ on April 04, 2009
It sounds like there is an internal fault with your transmission. As you have found out, the transmission operates differently depending on if you leave it in drive or shift yourself. I would suspect that 1st gear as applied when the shifter is in "drive" is not working - however, the way it applies in "first" is ok. You may need the help of a good transmission shop to help you confirm this fault. There are to many variables involved to give an extimate at this time. Depending on the mileage on your Sillouette a transmission overhaul or replacement may be necessary.
ANSWER by Visitor on December 05, 2010
you need a transmission its going to cost about 200 all together to fix
COMMENT by Visitor on December 05, 2010
The tranny went totally out and we had to get a rebuilt one and cost us about $2,400! I wish it would have only cost $200!
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