Re: EF Fairmont Auto Transmission Issues
Either the S5 solenoid has gone, or your clutch pack is worn.
What the auto is trying to do as your accelerating, is moving from gear to gear via a clutch band. What it is doing looks something like this:
1 - clutch - 2 - clutch - 3 - clutch - 4.
As it has a bit of a load on it, it's slipping, and as you ease off, it binds together and you've got third.
As the S5 is a variable solenoid and controls the changing, most likely this will be the first problem. Hopefully it's not a clutch prob.
Take it to your local auto guy, ( don't tell him what's wrong with it), get him to take it for a drive (should be free for a con*****tion), and he should tell you what you already know, and how to fix it.
If it's happen all of a sudden something might have broken on the inside causing the wear you don't need. If you feel really keen, drop the oil and see if there is any metal fragments swimming around.
I'd suggest the other option first, then drop the oil on the weekend when you're not busy.
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Last edited by rossi; 06-24-03 at 11:21 PM.