Transmission Problems 1998 Olds Silhouette - transman, et al?

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#1

Folks sorry for the double post. I created the previous discussion without adding the issue to the discussion title…





1998 Oldsmobile Silhouette 6 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 218000 miles - yes I know its beyond its useful lifetime…



This is my beater car and I would hate to get rid of it at this point. I had the transmission replaced once around 120,000 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?


#2

How do you know it is the transmission? What about your power steering pump? Could your alternator be buzzing?


#3

Thanks for the quick response! While the noise could be from another component, the slipping on acceleration is not. The shuddering seem like its caught trying to engage/shift geers (maybe the shifting solenoid??). I have also replaced the PWR Steering pump, belts, etc recently. Alternator/PWR steering pump I believe is on the other side of the car from where the noise is at startup