Can a coolant problem affect transmission?
I just picked up a 90xj. Guy told me it had overheated. I cant tell exactly what the problem is as I huave not checked into it too thouroghly. he dropped it off at my house all I noticed was the coolant expansion bottle had a hole in it, a little bit of smoke out the exhaust (was a chilly 40 degrees at night) and it seemed to have a miss in it, oil was fine. Needed changed but fine.
Anyway I Got into it today to move it while A tree is being removed from my yard and it took alot of gas to get it to move, Moved ok the other day when I pulled it out back. (e brake doesnt work, so that was not on) So I put it in 4lo and it went just like I remember my old 95xj going, so back into 2 wheel and it just felt VERY sluggish. Doesnt feel as if the tranny is bad almost as if the converter isnt locking up. So my question is would any airpockets in the closed cooling system or even overheated coolant cause it to act this way? As I was told it heats up rather quickly but the temp guage doesnt work for verification. I got a nice 3 day weekend for work coming up so alot of these minor yet intrusive inconveniences are about to get fixed!
Last edited by froyd79; 05-21-2008 at 10:06 AM..