How can you tell a transmission is going out on a automatic

reddhottj
10

Asked by reddhottj Nov 15, 2012 at 02:32 AM about the 2000 Chevrolet Cavalier LS

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

5 Answers

Jason Zane
3,215

mine slipped as i started outta the intersection. it would feel like it lost power for a few seconds then pull normally. how often do you change your fluid? 40k miles? look at the dipstick if you have one... see red color or grey/dark?

aztec626bf
7,105

Best way is to pull the transmission dip stick and with a clean white cloth wipe down the dipstick. If you get significant amount of black or dark brown debris there is excessive wear in the transmission. Or you can pull the transmission oil pan and look for debris.

John Saffrahn
15,245

This car doesn't have a dipstick. http://www.cargurus.com/Cars/ Discussion-t2254_ds476437

aztec626bf
7,105

That is right. Sorry i didn't look at the question very carefully. Your car does not have a dip stick but you do have an oil level plug. You can check the fluid condition and level here....

John Saffrahn
15,245

The link I put is an old post of mine explaining how to check it with a picture of the plugs location.

Your Answer

Related Questions

  • transmission fluid quantity 1 answer

    How much transmission fluid do I need for my automatic transmission

    1999 Chevrolet Cavalier 2 Dr STD Coupe

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • Cavalier Transmission 03 to 00 1 answer

    I have a Cavalier 03 automatic with a blown transmission. I have an 00 manual transmission I can use. How hard would it be to use the 00 transmission to replace the 03

    2003 Chevrolet Cavalier Base

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • I have a 2003 Chevy Cavalier automatic. 9 answers

    i need hellpppppppp. . . I was told it could be that the gear stick is off track or that the transmission could have slipped. The car starts perfect. Only thing is when i purchased the car i noticed t...

    2003 Chevrolet Cavalier

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • Why is my '99 Chevy Cavalier rolling in Park? 2 answers

    I have a '99 Automatic Cavalier. Two days ago, heading home from running errands, I started the car, put it in Reverse & it stalled. I put it in Park, restarted it, & shifted into Reverse. The car wou...

    1999 Chevrolet Cavalier

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • how do i know when to change the transmission fluid on a 2011 camaro 7 answers

    what are signs in an automatic 2011 camaro ls that indicate that you need to change the transmission fluid

    2011 Chevrolet Camaro LS

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

Cavalier
Looking for a Used Cavalier in your area?
CarGurus has 2,329 nationwide Cavalier listings starting at $600.
ZIP:

Search Chevrolet Cavalier Questions

Chevrolet Cavalier Experts

#1 John Saffrahn
John Saffrahn
Reputation 1,390
#2 dandyoun
dandyoun
Reputation 820
#3 mbar1
mbar1
Reputation 560
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Honda Civic"
885 Great Deals out of 48,552 listings starting at $1,395
Used Chevrolet Malibu"
1,521 Great Deals out of 61,905 listings starting at $1,940
Used Honda Accord"
1,388 Great Deals out of 79,699 listings starting at $1,000
Used Chevrolet Impala"
2,098 Great Deals out of 57,890 listings starting at $1,295
Used Ford Focus"
1,676 Great Deals out of 62,303 listings starting at $995
Used Chevrolet Camaro"
721 Great Deals out of 30,718 listings starting at $2,800
Used Toyota Corolla"
1,277 Great Deals out of 46,507 listings starting at $1,700
Used Ford Mustang"
1,107 Great Deals out of 26,790 listings starting at $1,895
Used Toyota Camry"
2,075 Great Deals out of 77,385 listings starting at $1,200
Used Dodge Neon"
40 Great Deals out of 1,552 listings starting at $1,800
Used Pontiac Sunfire"
13 Great Deals out of 833 listings starting at $1,700
Used Chevrolet S-10"
57 Great Deals out of 1,903 listings starting at $1,200
Used Chevrolet Monte Carlo"
98 Great Deals out of 2,682 listings starting at $990

Used Cars For Sale

2005 Chevrolet Cavalier LS For Sale
3 Great Deals out of 25 listings starting at $1,999
2004 Chevrolet Cavalier LS For Sale
5 Great Deals out of 67 listings starting at $1,995