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I have a 1994 trains am V8, manual transmission. Question

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I have a 1994 trains am V8, manual transmission. Question is. Why won't it shift out of gear with out making it? Why does the transmission leak after gets hot? Why does it smoke before the converter?
Submitted: 7 months ago.
Category: Pontiac
Expert:  Gary replied 7 months ago.

Hi Jeremy,

Sounds like you have a fairly terminal issue with your auto transmission.

Have you checked the trans fluid level?

Gary

Customer: replied 7 months ago.
Level is filled. Not automatic. Manual
Customer: replied 7 months ago.
Why does it leek? And why smoke before converter.
Expert:  Gary replied 7 months ago.

Ok, it is a manual transmission.

Do you mean you have smoke from the clutch bellhousing area?

I would say the front seal of the transmission is leaking.

Which would be trans out, replace seal, replace clutch etc.

Gary

Customer: replied 7 months ago.
replace transmission be good idea? And No on smoking by bell housing. Smoke is before converter to exhaust system.
Expert:  Gary replied 7 months ago.

So you have a leak from the front of the gearbox?

Which is probably the front seal, easy enough to fix.

And you also have smoke from the exhaust before the cat convertor, so a hole in hole in exhaust?

Does it smoke out the back as well?

How many miles on the engine?

Gary

Customer: replied 7 months ago.
No it don't smoke out the end. I fig cat plugged but not sure. 94013 miles. That other reason confused. Cat shouldn't be bad so soon with only that many miles.
Expert:  Gary replied 7 months ago.

Can you unbolt it there, and then run the engine?

Expert:  Gary replied 7 months ago.

Hi Jeremy,

I hope my advice has been of assistance to you.

Kind regards

Gary

Expert:  Gary replied 7 months ago.

Hi Jeremy,

Do you still need help?

I hope my advice has been of assistance to you.

Kind regards

Gary