OOPS, Forgot to mention that you may also have a broken axle, The
rumble sound was the clue. That may be from the rear end. Start the
engine, with the parking brake set, put the tranny in gear, then look
under the car to see if the driveshaft is turning. If it is, broken axle.
On Thu, 22 Apr 1999 07:34:47 PAsgeirsson writes:
>With nothing in fourth, which is a straight lock up, no gears to drive
>through, you may have something kaput in the clutch department. Might
>not be the tranny at all. Wouldn't that be good news!!
>On Tue, 20 Apr 1999 09:25:01 -0500 Bruce Lowry
>>I have a transmission problem. After owning Cosmo for less than a
>>with no real problems, I think I blew up the tranny! I did all the
>>fluids and things so It appears to be just age and miles. I was
>>to work and pulled away in first but when I shifted to second there
>>nothing there!!! Nothing dramatic just no more gears! None! In 3rd
>>4th I can hear a rumble from the tranny but that is all it will do.
>>have not had a chance to look into it yet but plan too this weekend.
>>of my car repair mottos has always been to "Check the simple stuff
>>first" I have heard about "overshifting " and am not to sure about
>>maladys that can occur in a 75000 mile original 60 smoothcase
>>transmission. Is this possibly something that can be cured by a tap
>>hammer....replace the trans....wave a bucket of chicken over it ....I
>>open for ideas and suggestions. I plan to do the 5 speed conversion
>>the road but life sometimes makes you wait. I have spotted several
>>and sprites in the area for a resonable price so if I could get a
>>of transmissions that will fit I would be forever in the experts of
>>lore forever. About 20 miles before this happened I did hear a
>>in all gears but put it off as valve adjustment but have not
>>Another small question....As I extended my trips to a greater length
>>noticed that at speed my oil pressure would drop to about 25 and the
>>temp would rise to about 190.
>>Having little experience with these cars I was wondering if these
>>figures were in line or acceptable.
>>Thanks for your time