Today, I drove up to the airport to pick up my mom and on the way home, while cruising at about 70 mph the "check transmission" light came on. There were no clunks, bangs, etc. It seemed to be driving just fine. I was close enough to home that I decided to see if it would make it.
After exiting the expressway, the downshifts were fine. Taking off from a stop there was a hard shift into second and another hard into third. Fourth seemed the most normal of them all, although there seemed to be a ting of something wrong with it to.
Once it shifted hard the car drove fine, there is no slipping, etc. Just the two hard shifts.
I've been reading and it seems like the most likely culprit is the VSS
? Anyone agree? The speedo is working fine. I also dropped the pan and changed the filter and fluid(This was done about three weeks ago), and did a progressive change out about 1k mile later. Currently, the fluid is just a tad over full and red. Doesn't smell burnt either.
Any help is appreciated. I knew that buying this car with 191k on it was a gamble, but for the deal I got, I'll still be ahead if I have to have the trans rebuilt (which is what I'm NOT hoping for)