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My transmission works briefly then stops working it's a 1998 chevy venture
1998 Chevrolet Venture

My transmission works briefly then stops working it's a 1998 Chevy venture

(1998 Chevrolet Venture)
My transmission works for a few seconds then I hear a whining noise and it stops working and the noise also stops then the van is like in neutral if I let it sit for a hour it will work again for few seconds and do the same thing all over
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on August 14, 2019

Transmission fluid pump is starving for fluid when the whining noise is present - when the noise stops the torque converter is not rotating the pump due to lack of fluid.

This MAY BE the result of low fluid level - restricted fluid filter or internal fluid pump damage..

In any event - *hands-on* testing / evaluation by qualified personnel will be required ..

Good luck!
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on August 14, 2019

Letting the vehicle sit for an hour allows fluid to slowly drain back into the pan - then upon next start up the problem returns..

This is only the most likely scenario - others possibilities certainly exist.
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on August 14, 2019

Transmission fluid pump is starving for fluid when the whining noise is present - when the noise stops the torque converter is not rotating the pump due to lack of fluid.

This MAY BE the result of low fluid level - restricted fluid filter or internal fluid pump damage..

In any event - *hands-on* testing / evaluation by qualified personnel will be required ..

Good luck!
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on August 14, 2019

Letting the vehicle sit for an hour allows fluid to slowly drain back into the pan - then upon next start up the problem returns..

This is only the most likely scenario - others possibilities certainly exist.

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