The expense for this repair is not terribly expensive. At 6-years of age and 88,000 miles this in my estimation is a premature failure. What makes it pretty easy to tell if the automatic transmission failure is just a solenoid related issue. I bought is about two months ago. Each van has had problems with it's transmission, alternator, motors for door and windows, catalytic converter, fuel pump, oxygen sensors and windshield wiper motor. But as I'm driving after a couple of minutes the the shifting changes.
Honestly, it pays to secure a newer car instead. It is not too heavy to steer and has great fluidity of motion. Simply searching the web for P1870 will result in confirmation of said complaint. Old, worn out, or burned fluid will leave you stuck at the side of that road, possibly with irreparable damage. All my service work had been previously done by dealer. This vehicle is very good for beginning drivers. This was the first week of December 2002.
The preliminary diagnosis from the dealer is a failed sun shell assembly. Suddenly the vehicle was not able to be moved in reverse although the gear selector was able to be placed into R. However, it was able to move forward and subsequently able to be driven onto a Transport trailer for towing. My warranty was over due to years. Let's turn the page and find out more about the specific symptoms a 4L60-E with internal damage. Now it is back in the shop with transmission problems yet to be determined at 149,000 miles. Either way, low or bad fluid can cause transmission heat, and transmission heat can burn the fluid — a vicious cycle that ends in transmission failure.
It has about 199 plus thousand miles on it. I immediately drove to the dealer a 6-mile drive. It cools and lubricates the many moving parts of the transmission. The transmission has been serviced flushed and filter replacement twice in the past three years and has not been abused. Converter slips when hot and driven over 50 miles. A defective solenoid can cause the transmission to run hot.
I bought this van used knowing that the transmission had already been replaced. Gm realizes this problem, yet has turned me down for reinbursement due to my having it fixed by independent. Also after starting up from a stopped position, the rear of the van gives off a very loud thud and van lurches at the same time as if someone rearended the vehicle. I noticed in addition to no reverse, there was also no overdrive 4th gear. The transmission solenoid regulates how much fluid is passed through the transmission.
The car is a bit abrasive with regards to maintenance. Answer: You definitely have an internal transmission problem. I can't fell the slightly shift. The engine still runs extremely quiet. The dealership offered to refund the money for service toward a new transmission, but this repair has not currently been made. Check the transmission fluid level and color.
There is now more storage space and also a Nintendo 64! In September 2005 the transmission failed completely. How do I fix this problem without buying another transmission? After rebuilding the transmission at my expense the same problem has occured 4 more times. . This minivan has more than ample room for me and my friends on roadtrips - not to mention all the room left over for our snowboards! It has been mechanically sound. The transmission has been serviced flushed and filter replacement twice in the past three years and has not been abused.
I have this old part available and it is broken into two pieces appearing to have sheared apart. If you have questions, ask us online through our Ask a Mechanic page or give us a call and one of our auto technicians will be happy to help. My warranty was over due to years. The engine and other under the hood issues seem to be the bane of my existence. However, it was able to move forward and subsequently able to be driven onto a transport trailer for towing.
This sudden shift also attributed to causing interior components such as center console to shake loose. Debris from the clutches, and other hard parts makes it way throughout the transmission and valve body, basically destroying it. The contact stated the transmission failed. It keeps it on overdrive I guess and that might be the problem. Overall I'd highly recommend this van.