1998 cav and the cold


Old 12-20-04, 09:59 AM
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1998 cav and the cold

I have a 1998 Cavy cavalier 2.4L with an automatic transmission. When it gets cold out like it does so often here in NY, the car has what seems to be trouble shifting. The car will run fine for a while, until I stop. Then the engine has to run hard and the car just seems like it isn't engaging. Eventually the car will get up momentum again and drive fine. It has no problem in warm weather, only the cold. after the car gets good and warmed up it drives fine again.
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Old 12-20-04, 02:41 PM
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Sounds like you may have a worn seal and the trans may need overhauled.I would suggest letting a trans shop drive it and give an opinion and go from there.
Old 12-21-04, 07:45 AM
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would it be hard to overhaul a transmission, or should I let the trans shop do it?
Old 12-21-04, 09:26 AM
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hi take it to a repair shop, dont try it if your not well equip.been there done that

Old 12-21-04, 10:00 AM
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how much does a overhaul usually cost??
Old 12-21-04, 11:06 AM
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Its not cheap. Depending on the shop anywhere from $700 and up.

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