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2003 Chevrolet Cavalier Question: Transmission slipping from dead stop, once car start roling it goes normal

 

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igor1104, Minneapolis, MN, April 19, 2014, 16:26
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Once car is rolling it is shifting good to 2nd and 3rd,
reverse works good. Something is spinning inside when I try to start driving first 20-30 feet. I have to press more gas just to move car from dead stop.

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    ziptie12 April 19, 2014, 16:55
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    How many miles on it and hows's the fluid? If you say the fluid is okay , tell me who and how it was checked.

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    igor1104, April 20, 2014, 12:23
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    153000 miles.
    I check fluid some 10000 miles before, with running engine unscrew small bolt(like size 10mm) in front of transmission and fluid was coming out slowly.
    it maybe low on fluid now.

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    ziptie12, April 20, 2014, 15:23
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    Is this a manual trans.?

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    igor1104, April 20, 2014, 15:27
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    Automatic, 3 or 4 speed I'm not sure

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    ziptie12, April 20, 2014, 15:34
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    Sorry I just checked , after I typed that , and found that yours doesn't have a dipstick, my bad. Well , From your description of symptoms at this point , I would suggest that you find a reputable shop in your area , and have them scan while test driving (if even necessary at this point) to see the complete picture. To me , it sounds like it's smoked , but I have seen electrical or simple control issues cause really bad symptoms. Just don't wait any longer than you must.good luck.

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