Follow up Re: <VV> PG no reverse and more
hyarnell1 at earthlink.net
Sun Dec 9 16:11:27 EST 2007
Uh, it BETTER say something about working in an automatic.
Seafoam has different products for different things. What you want is
Seafoam Trans Tune...think it'a a red and white can.
Doubt it'll help in this situation, but it can't hurt.
perryman garage and orphanage
hyarnell1 at earthlink.net
----- Original Message -----
From: "Steven" <steven at sashimi.org>
To: <virtualvairs at corvair.org>
Sent: Sunday, December 09, 2007 3:39 PM
Subject: Follow up Re: <VV> PG no reverse and more
Here's follow up to my post from last week. Based on the <VV> responses I
bought a new modulator, gasket, and hose from Clark's and (after my
unrelated medical delay this week) installed these today with mixed results.
I'd say the modulator was part of the problem, but I obviously have more to
do. The fluid level is correct, checked warm, in neutral.
There is no more puff of white smoke off the line and no more engine
knocking off the line so that's good!
However, off the line in reverse there is still a lot of slippage but after
a good while it does grab good and I can back up, even up hill. And off the
line in Drive I get a very harsh vibration unless I am very light on the
accelerator. Off the line in 1st is no problem. Shifting from 1st to Drive
results in intermittent slippage and at speed I can get intermittent
slippage under acceleration in either forward gear.
Now, I have to admit that before I consulted the <VV> brethren I did add
some of the stuff they sell at FLAPS to seal up leaks (Lucas transmission
fix) which is kind of viscous. I
My thinking now is that it's time to drop the pan, clean the screen, and
putting in fresh ATF.
I suppose another option would be to try the Seafoam since I have a full can
handy but I'll need to drain off a little of the ATF so as not to overfill.
(Incidentally the can doesn't say anything about using it in automatic
transmissions which made me hesitant)
Any other sage advice is welcome.
- Steve Brown
'69 Monza convertible
From: Steven <steven at sashimi.org>
Yesterday I drove home my 3rd Corvair. 340 miles. Before taking the car I
test drove it and it shifted fine, all gears seemed OK. Fluid level was OK.
Previous owner said it has had a small leak for 10 years and all he added
about 1 pint at the beginning of each summer. So anyway, after about 100
miles I take a rest stop and in the parking lot on a hard right low speed,
the PG slips. While filling the gas I checked the fluid level and it was
about 1/2 pint low so I added a few ounces of tranny fluid. All good on the
highway. Once near home in the neighborhood again I have slippage on a hard
right. This all not so bad? But this morning, I start her up and I have no
forward and no reverse. I check the ATF and the dip stick has nothing on
it!! There is no fluid under the car on the ground. I added about 1 pint and
I seem to have forward, but still no reverse, and I have to back it up to
move it. So, does this make any sense? Can the tranny be that low on fluid
and still have seemed OK? I'm thinking of just adding ATF unitl I see the
level on the dipstick. Is this safe or do I risk overfilling?
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