Automotive Forums .com - the leading automotive community online! Automotive Forums .com - the leading automotive community online!
Automotive Forums .com - the leading automotive community online! 
-
Latest | 0 Rplys
Go Back   Automotive Forums .com Car Chat > Oldsmobile > Cutlass Series
Cutlass Series Includes Cutlass Ciera, Cutlass Cruiser, Cutlass Calais, Cutlass Supreme, Custom Cruiser, as well as the GM N-Body subforums.
Reply Show Printable Version Show Printable Version | Email this Page Email this Page | Subscription Subscribe to this Thread
 
Thread Tools
Old 02-19-2014, 02:02 PM   #1
wyodan59
AF Regular
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Mountain View, Wyoming
Posts: 110
Thanks: 13
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Transmission trouble

Hello. I have a 1993 cutlas 4 speed automatic. The other day it started dropping out of gear but would drop back in with some revving. I did it from being stopped then it did it several times at highway speeds. The next morning it would not move. then went about 100 feet and stopped. sat in it for an hour waiting for a ride and tried to rev it up many times still would not go. I left it in the work parking lot several days. Took a car dolly out to get it and it drove on the dolly. also when I got it home it drove off the dolly.
I am wondering if this is a bad transmission or it there is some sort of an electric issue that could be doing this?
Thanks Dan
wyodan59 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-19-2014, 02:39 PM   #2
jerryg2112
AF Regular
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: San Diego, California
Posts: 108
Thanks: 1
Thanked 14 Times in 14 Posts
Re: Transmission trouble

I had a problem similar to yours once. There was a leak and the fluid was very low. Did you check your fluid level?
jerryg2112 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-19-2014, 04:02 PM   #3
Tech II
AF Fanatic
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Worcester, Massachusetts
Posts: 5,017
Thanks: 70
Thanked 618 Times in 610 Posts
Re: Transmission trouble

Agree....that is the first thing you should check....

If full, but dark colored and smells burnt, looks like a major problem.....
Tech II is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-21-2014, 06:26 PM   #4
wyodan59
AF Regular
Thread starter
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Mountain View, Wyoming
Posts: 110
Thanks: 13
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Re: Transmission trouble

I had just topped off the fluid several weeks ago. after checking level. It was as close as I could get it. It is quite dark now and does smell strong. Also I can't drive it long enough to go through the fluid level check ie can't get it hot. but cold the fluid level is 2 inches above the high level mark. It will go into gear after a 5 second wait then goes a bit then when I stop it will go into reverse then I stop and it will not go.
Thinking it is toast.
wyodan59 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-21-2014, 10:32 PM   #5
jerryg2112
AF Regular
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: San Diego, California
Posts: 108
Thanks: 1
Thanked 14 Times in 14 Posts
Re: Transmission trouble

What you said about it being 2 inches above the high mark doesn't sound right. Are you checking with the engine idling? There is a difference in the level between hot and cold but it's not that much.
jerryg2112 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-06-2015, 12:07 AM   #6
jinxyzboi
AF Newbie
 
Join Date: Feb 2015
Location: Lake Mills, Wisconsin
Posts: 22
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Re: Transmission trouble

These cars 91 thru 96 had TERRIBLE transmissions in them. I have been thru 3 in my 93 ragtop. If it was a hardtop I would have junked it years ago. Most problems with the 4T60 or 4T60E (4 speed ) starts with cold starts in the morning. You can shift to drive or reverse and nothing happens until the car warms up. Then while driving or making a turn it will suddenly "go away" Only suggestion I have until the inevitable (replacement) is to have the system flushed and sythetic fluid is always a plus for replacement fluid. Spendy trannys though. Just the kits run about 1100.00.
jinxyzboi is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Reply

POST REPLY TO THIS THREAD

Go Back   Automotive Forums .com Car Chat > Oldsmobile > Cutlass Series

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:03 PM.

Community Participation Guidelines | How to use your User Control Panel

Powered by: vBulletin | Copyright Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
 
 
no new posts