94 stealth r/t dohc auto. no reverse,shifts hard then reves up

Asked by Jul 13, 2011 at 10:44 PM about the 1994 Dodge Stealth

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

car sat for 6 yrs. got running drove home and since for last 2 yrs. 134,000 on now.driving alone loss pwr.shifted hard then reves up. took of shift modual w/ key in on positiion and shifted modual manually could hear pump run for a few secs. in all gears but reverse and low.runs all time in low and very faint in revers. changing filter an d fluid this wknd. any other suggestions.

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doubt a filter -fluid change will do any good,with no reverse,tranny probly needs a rebuild.as for power a tune up is needed,gas tank probly needs cleaning,new fuel pump,cat converter probly needs replaceing.sitting for 6 years,lucky you got it home.in time it will have several leaks due to dryed out seals,t-stat needs replaceing also.

thanks, I figured this.thought I would still give it a try, 30 bucks for fluid and filter is cheaper and faster. I allready done tune up,brakes,exhaust tires,ect.. got car 2 years ago for a grand and just quit on me. figure i need the experiance on rebuilding tranny. tahnks for fast reply.

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yea and the antifreze , belts and hoses , RADIATOR CAP , if it had any thing but good premium fuel in it while it sat I would remove the tank and have it boiled out . Your tranny sounds like it may have a stuck spool valve , what did the fluid look like when you drained it ? did it smell like a burnt electric motor ? was there anything in the pan ? chunks of clutch material ,wavey pieces of metal , metalic particles ? has anyone borrowed your car lately ? PBN

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come to think of it , I had a torque flight 727 do this goin down the road right after I adjusted the bands . It felt like somebody put on the brakes even when I floored it . I turned around and had no reverse . maybe your tranny went into low and reverse at the same time and spun the guts out of the reverse clutch

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this sounds kinda redneck but ,if tranny is all but f/u you may try a fluid change and use international harvester HY/TRAN fluid instead of whatever it takes . I have seen two additional years of daily service out of a jug of this stuff , and the tranny was junk before I dumped it in !

yea right,car sits that long,even with stabil fuel in the gas tank,it still needs to be cleaned out.

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