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we found that this gasket is als leaking, its part of the steering system, but does anybody know how this thingemejigger is called? it made the steering fluid leak away and it's deteriorated, but I have no clue how to search for it, the rest of the stearing systems seems to be perfectly fine!
The reason for transmission overhaul was no shifting. Basically after engaging into D there was only speed up to 45 mph, high rpm and that's it - obviously P0741 code came up + service transmission light. So we figured that there might be also seal or gasket issues - low pressure within, valve body or sensors buried deep inside. All of that had been changed including filters, solenoids and wiring changed. Tranny looked very clean inside no metal residue from grinding or any of that SERIOUS stuff. Converter was also examined and has not shown any difficulties in turning or breakage of something inside. Still it is a 1996 Seville model with barely above 76000 miles on it so it is CANDY CAR well taken care of.
As I mentioned above, ABS light and TRACTION CONTROL light had been on for a long time and never resulted in no shifting situation as. There are codes for rear wheel speed sensors, they will be checked again for resistance.
Question stands, whether the ABS and TRACTION lights could have such serious role to play in transmission shifting. It seems like if transmission was in some kind of limp mode or something.
A few things.
If the ABS and traction lights have been on for ages then the transmission has shifted differently for ages.
Also if you are still getting the P0741 then there is a problem with the torque converter, whether trans has been overhauled or not. Something may have been missed.
Was the transmission harness inspected? Did the issues start right after install?
What was the reason for overhauling the transmission in the first place?
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Here is a telltale way to tell if a mechanic is familiar with the Northstar.
Ask them where the starter is located. If they say anywhere but under the intake run the other way.
Laugh but it works.
Anyone who says it is a horrible place to put one has never owned one. I have yet to ever have to change one
that green timing part fell off again.
I have no idea why it would fall back off as it is tight to pull it back off when it is reattached.
Only other thing I can think of to do is put a drop of oil where it spins and hope for the best.
I didnt know it had fallen off until I kept hearing the motor clicking. Grr