Hey folks, I’m having some transmission problems with my car.
I’ll start out by stating that I failed to get new transmission fluid, which definitely caused the issue. So let’s go back to December 26th. Check engine light came on, and I assumed it was for the oil (which has never happened before, suspicious). So I changed the oil, and took it for a test spin. Well, a mile later, I was going up a hill, and the clutch started slipping. Yes, I know, it’s an auto, but I know the feeling of a clutch slipping… no power, engine revving up, jolting forward when slip stops. At this point, I drive it home without much incident, a few slips and I part it but don’t drive it again. Checked the engine, and transmission fluid was out. Filled it back up, seemed to take care of the problem of slipping, but now there’s a new problem…
The new problem is the following. Every once in a while, going uphill or applying full power in first gear, the clutch will slip. Also, this happens 99% of the time, first gear to second gear is a bit of a jolt, not much more than normal, but it’s noticeable. And the transmission is kind of loud too, first gear sometimes sounds like there’s a marble in there.
Is this a rebuild? Will it work itself out? Is this an expensive fix??