QUOTE (pawpaw @ Sep 5 2009, 11:18 AM)
QUOTE (Spiral @ Sep 4 2009, 08:40 PM)
Well, got the bottom pan off and the fluid looked HORRIBLE. I fastened the engine to the engine support bar and dropped the cradle but that is as far as I got before I got too tired to work anymore.[/b]
Seeing as how the tranny isn't working well, the fluid looks to have been neglicted & seems to be in such bad condition, maybe you have a gummed, varnish, sludged up valve body & or tranny filter, so maybe consider cleaning things up & changing the filter, refill the pan with some inexpensive WallyWorld tranny fluid & continue on with SHOZ's home tranny fluid pump out proceedure outlined in the thread atop this forum.
Then add a dose of Auto-Rx, run it the specified 1K miles & change everything again.
Or maybe try a can of SeaFoam Trans Tune with the new fluid & filter & drive it until the problem clears up & change the fluid & filter again.
More thoughts to ponder, let us know how it goes.
I got the valve body out, the solenoids ohm'd out okay, I opened the pump housing, the veins and mating body looked good, the shaft does not spin freely or anything of those sorts and the valve body doesn't show any signs of failure.
I am going to button everything back up, run a can of trans cooler flush through the tranny cooler and see how things go.