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1996 Chevrolet Blazer Base 2dr

1996 Chevrolet Blazer
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Rear Wheel Drive, 2 Door
17 mpg city / 22 mpg hwy
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January 8, 2013, 8:18 am

Shauna W
 

Question: Is my transmission failing?

My car began to rev really high yesterday when I slowed down after accellerating while passing a car. Now it wont go faster than 30mph. The engine is revved really high but it won't go any faster. A week or so before this happened I noticed that the rpm needle would go up and down when driving at highway speeds.Could the transmission be gone or sumthing else?


January 15, 2013, 10:57 pm

Richard W
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Check the fluid level in the transmission. If low add fluid to it. If the fluid is really drown. Then you need a new transmission.


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