We had a comment posted today from Zachary regarding his EL Falcon with a transmission that suddenly starting slipping and lost all drive. I am far from a Automatic expert so I thought I would throw the question out to our readers and see if anyone has had the same drama. Zachary wrote;
Talking about problems.. Mine is a 98 el Auto with only about 135 000 km on the clock. Out of the blue, and under normal conditions it started losing power (slipping). Before I could get home, lost power all together and not even one of gear settings would engage. Imagine getting stuck in the middle of a busy intersection, at night, while lights turning red and car is moving backward instead of forward!! Bloody dangerous scenario, especially if you don?t expect it. Now if I turn engine off and wait for a few minutes gears would engage, but only for about half a mile?s drive, and then same thing all over again. Went looking for dip stick but it looks like designers forgot to put one in!! Haven’t been to a mechanic yet, but has anyone else experienced same problem? I would appreciate any feedback..
My thoughts are a possible fluid pressure problem caused by a failed pump or perhaps a complete overheat of the fluid but as I am not experienced in transmission repair I can only guess.
As Zachary stated any feedback or comments on this problem would be appreciated.