My Commodore has 320000 KM's on the clock and the auto transmission seems to be playing up slightly.
Under high acceleration the transmission seems to slip out of gear into neutral until I back off the accelerator to almost idle before it grabs again. I have to feather the accelerator to prevent the gears slipping. I also notice that under relatively low acceleration whilst in a RIGHT turn, the transmission starts to slip towards neutral.... Go figure????
Does anyone have any idea what might be going on with the transmission and what I might do about it short of handing it over to a mechanic??? Thanks for any help.
Buy a second hand transmission from the wreckers with warranty. Cheaper than having a mechanic tell you it's stuffed.
The transmissions gone, it will hang in there for a bit longer if you treat it real gentle, not sure how long but I wouldn't be going on any long drives away from home.
Give it a thrashing and you'll soon either have just first gear or none at all, experience speaking lol.
As the above poster said, get a second hand transmission for a few hundred bucks, unless you really love your car/its mint cause a new transmission is around the $2k mark.
You should be able to get a good runner for around 200-250.
Thanks for the advice guys
Cosider a service, I know this is the obvious but due to how the pump picks up the oil, when its low it will slip till the oil returns to level in the box, if it does it at speed on a sweeping bend, same thing, if it just does it randomly, the filter could be blocked, pump could be stuffed, ot the clutches are worn. Check the oil on a flat surface with the car started after selecting the gears a few times or after a short drive.