so i bought this 96 lumina a year or so ago and it had a engine and trans swap from an 02 gtp. it ran great until today. i've searched this forum and found a few things but would like to clarify a bit before i start spending money.
i'm pretty sure its the forward apply band from what i've been reading.
came to a stop sign and suddenly didn't go anywhere. reverse, 1st and 2nd work ok. drive and od don't do sh!t. well, it seams like it wants to, sort of like a really bad slip minus any noises. it just slowly rolls. so that alone made me think its the forward apply band. but i started talking with a buddy and he said to unplug the harness on the top of the trans and i should be able to limp it home. sure as **** it worked. in the OD position too, just didn't reach OD on the way home. but it seams like its starting off in a higher gear or something.. sorta hard to explain.
i don't have the money to go take it in so don't even mention it. i just got done with automotive school at Lincoln Tech and am very confident in doing a rebuild. its just the lack of experience and diagnostic skills that are whoopin my a$$.
all i'm asking is for clarification.. to see if i'm right or maybe i got it all wrong. thanks in advance