83 Z28 Transmission - YIKES!
Stumbled in surfing the web hoping to find an inexpensive resolution to problems I'm having with the transmission in my 83 Camaro Z28, I hope you all can help. Here's the deal...
I've got an automatic transmission with overdrive (1,2,3 and drive). The first gear to go was drive, then shortly after I lost 2nd and 3rd. All I've got now is 1st and Reverse. When I put the car in drive it doesn't shift out. So I end up rapping out in first gear and let off when I get close to red-lining it. When my speed decreases enough for the transmission to kick back in, I do it all over again. I was told to check for a compression/hose leak but found nothing. A few months prior of the transmission going out the transmission linkage cable came undone and instead of buying the correct bolt to reconnect it, I afro-engineered it so that I could atleast shift gears without having to get under the car and shift manually. I don't think that has anything to do with it, but I thought I'd throw it in. Transmission fluid has always been up to snuff. Any ideas?