Friday, June 3, 2011

2003 Chevy Monte Carlo LS Transmission problem?

I have a 2003 Chevy Monte Carlo LS, which I bought brand new in 2003. The car is now 6 years old and has 86,000 miles on it. I just took it in for new brakes. The mechanic happened to tell me that he looked at my transmission and was concerned. He said its getting worn but couldnt predict when it will fail.He said it could go in 30,000 miles or 30 miles. I asked about changing the fluid,but he said there was no point in doing that. Basically, just drive it until it dies and then replace the transmission. Ive heard that replacing the fluid on an old worn out transmission can actually cause more harm than good and will almost guarantee that it will start slipping. My owners manual clearly says that transmission fluid should not be changed until 100,000 miles. Can someone please advise me on how to handle this?2003 Chevy Monte Carlo LS Transmission problem?you need to get your car away from that immitation mechanic. this guy is lites out/ take car to another place and have trans serviced/new filter new pan gasket and new fluid/trans fluid picks up some dirt and fluid life fades/ i have been a master certified tech for chevy for many years and that guy is a buffoon/ mechanical parts can be used for years and years if maintained properly/ that trans can go 300k if you change fluid once a year/2003 Chevy Monte Carlo LS Transmission problem?Sounds like hes trying to stiff you. Get Royal Purple tranny fluid and when you shift from park or reverse(assuming its an automatic) be sure your at a complete stop with the brake fully pressed.2003 Chevy Monte Carlo LS Transmission problem?Your mechanic must have super powers..he can look at a closed system..ie,,the transmission and tell its going bad...that a great power..he can only see if the fluid is bad or its leaking...drive it til it quits..then replace it.