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ok so when im taking left turns, and note this is only on left turns, i put my foot on the gas and it feels as though the transmission is disengaged and then jerks and engages again. I just want to know what could be a reason for this, its really frustrating and doesnt seem too safe.

1995 Sable btw.
 

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ok so when im taking left turns, and note this is only on left turns, i put my foot on the gas and it feels as though the transmission is disengaged and then jerks and engages again. I just want to know what could be a reason for this, its really frustrating and doesnt seem too safe.

1995 Sable btw.
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Worked meself through college driving an old FWD brand truck. FWD in those days stood for real live 4 wheel drive, not front wheel drive. But the front axle on that old dog was driven via two old fashioned universal joints, one per side. Old fashioned meaning, not constant velocity joints.

When accelerating and turning sharp in either direction the truck would take on a hump hop jump motion with a ton of motion fed back via the steering wheel. Once straightened out, the ride/steering would almost become normal and smooth.

The constant velocity universal joints in todays' front wheel driven cars, eliminate this FWD feel, when turning short and under acceleration. The old FWD trucks were often referred to as FWD=Fart, Wobble and Die or Leaping Lenas. Iococa I believe, is given credit for addressing the problem with his Dodge/Plymouth front wheel driven vans. Defined the technology when he worked at Ford, who said a FWD van would never fly. :lol2:

As far as your problem happening when only turning one direction, which side to inspect first? My bet is one of the constant velocity ujoints is/has gone south. YMMV Let the board know what you find/cure.

Good luck,

J
 

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Your forward piston is likely cracked and failing. At the very least, I see a valve body replacement in your future, but in my case it meant a total transmission rebuild.

Sorry man.
 

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i just checked my fluid.. and there was none. lol.

just filled up again and took it for a ride and no more problems


im very pleased to say the least
 

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I was going to say. Low fluid might cause this problem. But it looks like you were way ahead of me.

If the fluid was low, I would suspect a leak somewhere. It doesn't just disappear. Check the transmission pan to see if the gasket is leaking, check to see if any fluid seems to be coming from between the bell housing and the engine (indicates a leaking pump seal), and check the cooler lines for leaks, which run from the transmission, across the front of the car behind the radiator, to the transmission cooler inside the right radiator tank.
 

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I was going to say. Low fluid might cause this problem. But it looks like you were way ahead of me.

If the fluid was low, I would suspect a leak somewhere. It doesn't just disappear. Check the transmission pan to see if the gasket is leaking, check to see if any fluid seems to be coming from between the bell housing and the engine (indicates a leaking pump seal), and check the cooler lines for leaks, which run from the transmission, across the front of the car behind the radiator, to the transmission cooler inside the right radiator tank.
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i think what happened is the guys who sold me the car, they did a fluid flush,and i dont think they replaced the fluid, or only put in about a pint. im not sure but now its working fine and i hav ent found any leaks
 

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Iococa I believe, is given credit for addressing the problem with his Dodge/Plymouth front wheel driven vans.[/b]
The CV joint was invented in the 1920's, along with front-wheel drive. Not by Lee Iacocca. Besides the Escort debuted in 1981, same year as the K car, but the Caravan didnt appear until '84.

Iaccoca's biggest achievement was convincing the goverment to bail out a broken-down car company that should have been allowed to die of natural causes.
 
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