As my car gently weeps…

Something’s wrong with the Acclaim. she’s having a tough time switching from first into second gear. I checked the Transmission Fluid level this morning. no problem there… so, it looks like this weekend will be spent jacking up the Acclaim and exploring the Transmission. Galecki pointed out that the problem might be a clogged Transmission Fluid Filter, and car maintenance websites seem to agree that that is a possibility.

Thankfully, The Benchwarming White Whale of Nissan Justice should be registered by Saturday. So if the problem is more severe than a filter alone, extended downtime shouldn’t be a problem.

4 thoughts on “As my car gently weeps…

  • 4/20/2006 at 11:15 pm

    We had that problem on The Boat (93 Buick Roadmaster Wagon) and it turned out to be a few clutches had burned out, transmission fluid level didn’t change, but pressure did. Ended up having to get a rebuilt one.

  • 4/22/2006 at 9:45 pm

    about $1400 for the new rebuilt transmission with a 5 year 50k mile warranty on it. To check out the transmission they would have had to take the transmission out and opened it up anyway, which would have been about 900, and it ended up being cheaper to just go with a rebuilt than have the repair done and have it be unreliable.


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