Originally Posted by axis
Hello, I was just curious how you're making out with your trans ...I just bought a 1986 gmc vandura and it was low in trans fluid so when I got it home I had to add almost 2 bottles in and when I put it in reverse it seems to take a second or two to go into gear....I dont have any input for you but just a shared experience....I don't drive my bus much yet but will be doing a long trip in the spring...
No progress on the transmission. It leaks a pretty good bit. We want to get it rebuilt, but not a priority at this time. Someone suggested dropping the pan, replacing the screen, replacing the gasket and fill the transmission as needed. They claim it may be fine after that. Does not make sense to me that we would somehow get reverse back by doing that. We do not want to lose the transmission altogether by doing that. Seems a bit of a risk. Hopefully, we will be able to get it back to 100% before the summer. Well, back to better working order.
We have been having trouble with the battery though it is pretty new. It tests out fine and the alternator seems to be doing its job. We have to regularly jump start it which does not make sense to me. Frustrating really.