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08-04-2007, 04:00 PM
I was looking around and couldnt find a thread.

I just dropped my trans pan, changed the gasket, filter, and 7.5 quarts of trans fluid. My car was driving fine, then i drove in reverse. it made a whinnying noise i never heard before. I drove it home and the shifting was terrible. Hard and very jerky. In my driveway i just put the selector into reverse or drive and its hard and jerky as it shifts.

I think its the fluid but i havent had time to check the level. Does anyone have this problem? Too little fluid im thinking? does it have too much fluid?

thanks for your help

I checked fluid level according to Haynes. Right on track.

I am using Coastal Automatic Transmission Fluid D/M, its not top of the line. Could this fluid be the problem?

08-07-2007, 12:53 PM
how fast were you moving in reverse. at a certain rpm (not very high either) all transmissions whine. oh and i dont think too much fluid would hurt considering the trans is sealed from everything else. THINK being the keyword.

08-07-2007, 03:25 PM
It wasn't fast. The whinning now happends all the time. Even when the car is in park.