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Is my trans about to **** itself?

Discussion in 'VL Holden Commodore (1986 - 1988)' started by I drive a VL Commodore, Apr 15, 2009.

  1. I drive a VL Commodore

    I drive a VL Commodore I drive a Skyline, too.

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    When it shifts from 1st -> 2nd the transmission makes a violent crunching noise, the whole car shakes and as a layman I say that it seems as though two gears are grinding across each other / not engaging properly.

    When it happens I get off the gas, the noises go away and it drops into 2nd normally and I am able to continue driving.

    It is the worst when the trans is cold and seems to mostly go away when warm but still occasionally occurs. It appears during normal/hard acceleration but if I baby the throttle it will shift with a jerk but not make any grinding noises.

    I suspect the transmission copped a fair bit of abuse from the previous owner however I bought the car with the intention of using it as spares only, but I subsequently decided to drive it around until something broke, which is probably gonna be the trans.

    I changed the trans fluid when I decided to resurrect the car about 5 months ago and have only done about 4,000km since.
     
  2. jatsvl

    jatsvl NEEDS MORE POWER!

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    faulty vacum diaphragm
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    incorrect or contaminated trans fluid

    also could it be tailshaft bearing? or when you changed the fluid did you torque the front and rear bands?
     
  3. harry3

    harry3 New Member

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    you could try for a free diagnosis from an auto trans specialist
    its jatco and not traumatic, I assume?
     
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    "is my vl transmission about to sh*t itself?"

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