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1999 Oldsmobile Bravada Base 4dr AWD

1999 Oldsmobile Bravada
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All Wheel Drive, 4 Door, Sport Utility Vehicle
16 mpg city / 20 mpg hwy
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November 15, 2012, 11:36 pm

Mark O
 

Question: 98 bravada question regarding tranny

I have 98 olds bravada that I did an engine swap in with another 43 vortec out of another bravada of same year. The car runs good but the tranny wont engage in gear and doesnt seem that the tranny fluid is ciruclating I took off one of the coolant lines and there wasnt any fluid going thru it. I think my torque converter must have drained out while I was doing the swap What can I do to get the fluid circulating again and the tranny to engage . The tranny was in good working order before the swap as I had driven it into my garage to do the swap. Please help any ideas would be greatly appreciated


November 29, 2012, 3:44 pm

Ron W
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I would recheck you torque converter and flywheel bolts. Make sure they are tight. It could be the converter isn't spinning. If that's fine, it sounds like the front pump has failed and you probably need a transmission shop to see what is going on.


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