i've got one that comes mighty close to what you're saying about the
weird tranny acting up.
we use to sell the early areostars and i drove one for many miles then,
it started to leave oil spots on the back glass. traced it to the
tranny, but it wasn't leaking ALL the time, just SOME of the time. i
thought, "what?" never heard of this, so started to keep a mental log
of when and where it leaked. we drove about 750 miles a week. found
out as long as i did early upshifts and normal cruising speed, no
leakage. but, when it would have to rev to a higher rpm, then i would
get some spots. after the engine shifted, no problems and leakage would
stop. drove about 3000 miles at least with this condition. the one eye
opener came when i was passing a car and i ease down on the gas, but a
condition presented itself and i had to go ahead and floor it. well,
the tranny downshifted and the engine revved and the tail gate glass got
covered in oil right away. i thought that i had blown the tranny. but
i drove it easy to my business and checked the oil. it was down, but
we are only about 7 miles from the jasper engine factory and i had a
master transmission rebuilder tear the tranny down and see what it was.
he said the pump pressure was too high and that was causing the oil to
go pass the seals. the when the pump slowed down, the seals would hold.
he did replace the pump assy and do a rebuild. i'm sure that is not
what you want to hear, but as i said at the beginning - i've got one
that comes mighty close to what you're saying about the weird tranny
hope this info helps....
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