91 GC did something strange today

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by dprkk, Feb 15, 2010.

  1. dprkk

    dprkk Guest

    This caravan just had a trans rebuilt about 12K miles ago. Couldn't be
    running better until this morning. It sat out side all weekend and
    this morning was in the single digits. Got in started it, waited about
    20 seconds and it wouldn't go into reverse! I mean you could shift
    into reverse but the car would not move. I let it warm up for 15
    minutes and everything is fine. Any comments on this?
    dprkk, Feb 15, 2010
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  2. My 95 GC SE did that once, a cooler line leaked and the fluid was low. I
    figure as it warmed up the fluid expanded enough to let the pump get a full
    column of fluid and allow it to work normally. A quart of +4 and a clamp
    tightening fixed it.
    Daniel who wants to know, Feb 15, 2010
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  3. dprkk

    dprkk Guest

    Nope, no leaks. Full, clean, +3 fluid. It was colder than a biotch
    this morning (4 or 5F). The cold definitely had something to do with
    it. Like I mentioned, trans was rebuilt and was running great. This
    morning was the first time it did this. After warm up and for the rest
    of the day, no problem at all.
    dprkk, Feb 16, 2010
  4. dprkk

    Wesley Guest

    3-speed or 4-speed automatic? My old 92 with the 3-speed used to do that
    occasionally, but it was going into drive (I always backed in and pulled out
    in the morning). When it would do it, if I put it into neutral or park and
    revved the engine a few times, let it come back to idle and put it in gear,
    it would then grab gear immediately. It did it more frequently in its later
    years (nearing 200k miles), but I might be able to count with both hands
    full of fingers the number of times it did it. Always on a cool morning
    start though...

    At 204k the transmission bit the dust...it's in the driveway with a for sale
    sign...and basically no interested buyers. I'd still love to fix it if I
    could justify the $1300 rebuild cost...

    Wesley, Feb 16, 2010
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