1995 Chevy Lumina transmission problem

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lumina

#1

I woke up and drove to a stop sign. When I tried to pull away the transmission raced like crazy, HIGH RPMS! But was barely moving. After about 8-15 mph it would finally catch 2nd gear.



I check fluids frequently, and topped it off a few weeks ago, and when I finally got where I was able to stop, I looked and there was no fluid registering. So I put 2 quarts in to fill… Then started the car and it would not go into any gear completely. I’d just feel a small thump, when I shifted.



It will actually drop into gear after a while going straight, but it’s stil reving HIGH and it won’t completely go into reverse.



Weirdest thing, the “Anti-Lock” light came on while all this was happening… Any thoughts?


#2

You said you added 2 quarts then started the car. To properly check trans fluid the engine has to be running in park. Do this and add fluid until full. If this doesn’t help then I would venture to guess it has slipped enough to burn clutches and is now done.


#3

That is what I typed but not what I meant. It was late… I put the fluid in at idle, then started moving and it would barely go. Now this morning I rechecked the fluid (hoping it was something to do with the moon) and the fluid is black, and still doing the same thing.


#4

You smoked the transmission. Forget it. Its done.