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GM Transmission Mechanic In Orlando Area


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#1 sailor

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Posted 09 November 2013 - 01:47 PM

New to this forum.

 

2000 Southwind on Workhorse P30 chassis GM trans.

 

Looking for a transmission mechanic in central Florida, Orlando area.

 

Transmission starts out normal but after 15 minutes wont go into 4th.

 

Stays in 3rd the rest of the day or until I stop for at least 30 minutes

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Just don't want a $100 an hour pro that never worked on a Chevy tranny before.

 

Thanks


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#2 DickandLois

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Posted 10 November 2013 - 08:51 AM

Sailor,

 

Welcome to FMCA.

 

I do not know of a Service Center in FL.

 

Could you post the the mileage and the last time you had the transmission fluid and filters changed for the group.

 

That information might help pin down the cause of shifting problem posted and how much work you might be looking at. Like a good flush and filters, shift solenoid or a pressure issue.

 

Good information helps determine what or how deep one needs to go to fix the problem.

 

Rich.


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Posted 10 November 2013 - 08:54 PM

146,000 miles. 

 

Changed filter and replaced fluid with synthetic a short time ago.

 

Problems been around for better than a year.


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Posted 11 November 2013 - 07:55 AM

Sailor, if you have the 4L80e Transmission, you might want to change the engine fuel filter. A clogged filter restricts fuel flow and that restricts Torque / Horsepower that keeps the transmission from shifting into Overdrive.

 

If you have an Allison transmission, please post the model number of you transmission.

 

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Posted 12 November 2013 - 11:39 PM

GM not Allison.


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Posted 13 November 2013 - 02:05 AM

Think you should have the fuel filter changed, if it has not been replaced for awhile.

The engine temperature settles in after about 15 min. and the ECM is in control of the fuel / air mixture. Before the engine gets warmed up good the ECM is allowing for a richer mixture, that would off set the low fuel supply to a degree.

The filter would be a lot less expensive then a transmission job.

 

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#7 Friendship37

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Posted 16 November 2013 - 09:49 PM

Central Fla. Bus and Auto has a great transmission man. Has rebuilt and serviced many without any come backs.


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Posted 18 November 2013 - 10:07 AM

Thanks Friendship.

 

Just what I was looking for.


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