Date: Wed, 2 Jun 1999 07:48:07 -0400
From: "Eric Law" <>
Subject: Re: Tranny troubles on I-95?

Damon, We'd be in much better shape here if you'd told us what make/year/model of car you're driving! But... I'm gonna assume it's a 9000, because they have a reputation for doing this sort of thing. Here's the drill: 1: Check transmission fluid according to the procedure in the owner's manual (car running, on a level surface). If you're really really lucky, it'll be low, and adding fluid will fix the problem. 2: If you're one of the other 99 in 100 people, get the car towed to a reputable shop and get the transmission replaced. Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but this is a *very* common problem... Eric Law '86 9000 with a 5-speed (thank God) DamonP228 <damonp228nopsamcom> wrote in message > I was travelling on I-95 5/30 when the following happened. With the cruise > control on and travelling at about 65 mph 3500 rpms on the tach, the tach then > rises to about 5000 rpms. I then hit the brake to disengage the cruise and > pull over to the right. I was on a slight incline and coast onto the shoulder. > I have no forward gears or reverse only park. When you shift it seems as > thought the tranny was trying to move but couldn't engage the proper gear. > This seemed to me like the gear selector was missing or broken. Well here I am > in Chester Va with a car load of stuff coming from vacation and stuck on the > highway. Within 10 minutes a State Trooper arrives and calls a tow truck. > Within two hours I was back on the highway with a Uhaul and car transport so I > at least made it home so I was blessed. Any ideas on what to look for before I > take the baby to the dealer? > > Thanks in advance > DP

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