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1998 Oldsmobile Silhouette 6 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic

1998 Oldsmobile Silhouette 6 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 218000 miles



This is my beater car and I would hate to get rid of it at this point. I had the transmission replaced once around 100,000 miles ago, and have had the new one serviced and maintained - fluid was change at approximately 60,000 miles on the new trans. Now to my question. It seems over the last 1000 miles or so, the car is making a whining noise when its just started and cold - it will dissipate after the car is warmed up. If I drive the car prior to the transmission fluid being hot, its slips in reverse and shudders from a dead stop going forward (say at a traffic light). It has also started slipping when trying to accelerate too quickly. I’m thinking this might be a fluid pump problem. Is there anyway to check to determine if it is bad and change the pump myself? Or is this something more serious like the torque converter?