Chevy

Chevrolet Repair Questions? Ask a Chevy Mechanic for Answers ASAP

Ask an Expert,
Get an Answer ASAP!

I have an 85 cutlass with a chevrolet 350 and 350 turbo. My…

Customer Question
I have an 85...

I have an 85 cutlass with a chevrolet 350 and 350 turbo. My transmission fluid mixed with water and one day i put my far in gear and it didnt move. I bought another 350 turbo but i used the same torque converter. When i take it out of park and put it in gear and back in to park it makes a grinding noise. Is it the transmission?

Mechanic's Assistant: Have you checked the level of your transmission fluid? Is it bright red, or is it dirty?

We drained it and put in 14 qts of fluid.

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your Cutlass yourself? What have you tried so far?

I paid a mechanic. Im out of $600

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?

We swapped transmissions and the car still doesnt move.

Submitted: 4 months ago.Category: Chevy
Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Chevy Question
Answered in 2 minutes by:
3/16/2018
Chevy Mechanic: GM Tech (Cam), Chevy Technician replied 4 months ago
GM Tech (Cam)
GM Tech (Cam), Chevy Technician
Category: Chevy
Satisfied Customers: 30,400
Experience: GM Grand Master Technician 2007. 14 years experience.
Verified

Hello there, I am Cam.

I am Licensed technician at a GM dealership with more than 16 years experience. 
Like you, I am a user of this website and as such, any billing questions should be sent to customer service.

I ask that you please provide details and communicate with me so we can make your experience here worth 5 stars! I am around most days but not every minute of every day. If you reply while I am offline, I will respond when I am next online. 

I am reviewing your request and will post in a moment.

Its likely that you have a problem in the transmission. There are some years of turbo 350's that use a different spline on the input shaft and it sounds like this might the case.

You will need to properly match the torque converter with the transmission . Also if the torque converter was contaminated with coolant, it will need to be professionally flushed, but the best case is a rebuilt unit.

Ask Your Own Chevy Question
Was this answer helpful?

How JustAnswer works

step-image
Describe your issueThe assistant will guide you
step-image
Chat 1:1 with a chevy mechanicLicensed Experts are available 24/7
step-image
100% satisfaction guaranteeGet all the answers you need
Ask GM Tech (Cam) Your Own Question
GM Tech (Cam)
GM Tech (Cam)
GM Tech (Cam), Chevy Technician
Category: Chevy
Satisfied Customers: 30,400
30,400 Satisfied Customers
Experience: GM Grand Master Technician 2007. 14 years experience.

GM Tech (Cam) is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

I was having a terrible problem with the wheel bearings on my 98 Chevy Cavalier and I suspect that using this website saved me plenty of time and money.

Todd LRochester NY

Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help.

Mary C.Freshfield, Liverpool, UK

This expert is wonderful. They truly know what they are talking about, and they actually care about you. They really helped put my nerves at ease. Thank you so much!!!!

AlexLos Angeles, CA

Thank you for all your help. It is nice to know that this service is here for people like myself, who need answers fast and are not sure who to consult.

GPHesperia, CA

I couldn't be more satisfied! This is the site I will always come to when I need a second opinion.

JustinKernersville, NC

Just let me say that this encounter has been entirely professional and most helpful. I liked that I could ask additional questions and get answered in a very short turn around.

EstherWoodstock, NY

Thank you so much for taking your time and knowledge to support my concerns. Not only did you answer my questions, you even took it a step further with replying with more pertinent information I needed to know.

RobinElkton, Maryland

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

GM Tech (Cam)

GM Tech (Cam)

Chevy Technician

30,400 satisfied customers

GM Grand Master Technician 2007. 14 years experience.

Gary

Gary

Chevy Technician

9,621 satisfied customers

15 years GM master tech

Tim&#039;s Auto Repair

Tim's Auto Repair

mechanic

8,884 satisfied customers

Have owned a repair shop for 25 yrs.

Dave Nova

Dave Nova

Chevrolet Technician

7,092 satisfied customers

ASE Master Certification. GM World Class Certification

John

John

Master A.S.E Automotive technician

4,071 satisfied customers

A.S.E MasterTechnician A1-A8 w/L1,38 years experience General Motors Master Technician

Don - Mo Lurch

Don - Mo Lurch

Auto Mech / Electronics

2,948 satisfied customers

Chevrolet Cert., Heavy Line Mech, Race Shop Owner, Mobile Electronics.

Ron Z.

Ron Z.

- Chevy Tech -

2,822 satisfied customers

18+yrs experience. State Inspector and Chevy Diagnostics

< Previous | Next >

Related Chevy Questions
1998 Chevy Prizm. Transmission fluid read high. Wanted to
1998 Chevy Prizm. Transmission fluid read high. Wanted to change fluid and filter. Drained, replaced gasket and filter. Put in two quarts of fluid (not wanting to overfill and expecting some to be in … read more
Roy
Roy
shop foreman
Associate Degree
4,292 satisfied customers
2012 captiva sport 3.0 just turned 100,000 change out
2012 captiva sport 3.0 just turned 100,000 change out transmission fluid, dropped out 5.5 qts it starts running out level plug at a little over 4 qts … read more
Jason Hablutzel
Jason Hablutzel
ASE Master Tech
57 satisfied customers
When shifting from park into reverse or drive the trans
When shifting from park into reverse or drive the trans makes a grinding noise. 2004 Chev Tracker. It is a flat tow car.… read more
Tim&#039;s Auto Repair
Tim's Auto Repair
mechanic
High School or GED
8,884 satisfied customers
Chevrolet Silverado 1500: I have a 1999 Chevy Silverado with
I have a 1999 Chevy Silverado withXXXXXand a v6 with automatic transmission. It made a pop and now it will not move the truck when you put it in any gear. I have already paid my $29.00 so I hope to ge… read more
Gary
Gary
Chevy Technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
9,621 satisfied customers
Chevrolet C10 4x2: I just swapped out a factory 350 in an 84
I just swapped out a factory 350 in an 84 c10. I put in a 383 stroker (used a 79 model block). Prior to the swap the 700r4 auto transmission was working great. After I installed the new torque convert… read more
K. Wiggins
K. Wiggins
ASE Certified Technician
Associate Degree
3,422 satisfied customers
1997 chevy astro: transmission fluid..quit working..50 miles..torque
I have a 1997 chevy astro van. The transmission fluid mixed with radiator fluid causes transmission to quit working, contaminated radiator & transmission fluids. Have replaced radiator once, worked fo… read more
Randall C
Randall C
Auto Technician / Consultant
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
12,497 satisfied customers
2005 chevy malibu: I recently changed my oil pan gasket..qts
I recently changed my oil pan gasket on my 2005 chevy malibu, put 4 qts of new oil, and now the engine revvs when the gas is pressed but the car doesnt move. what seems the problem. feels like the tra… read more
Gary
Gary
Chevy Technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
9,621 satisfied customers
1985 Chevy: turbo..all I get is the high RPM in all gears and the car
Hi I have a 1985 Chevy Capricewith turbo 350 transmission. I do not get the gears any more. Everytime I check the car I let itwarm up and then put it in gear to check the gears but all I get is the hi… read more
Tim&#039;s Auto Repair
Tim's Auto Repair
mechanic
High School or GED
8,884 satisfied customers
Chevy: both ran fine, just put back in engine tranny..trans..tires
engine wont turn manually 74 350 auto chevy vette putting in dist,trying to turn manually for tdc engine and tranny were both out,both ran fine, just put back in engine tranny both cleaned repainted n… read more
John
John
Master A.S.E Automotive technician
2 YEARS COLLEGE
4,071 satisfied customers
why doesnt my 2006 chevy cobalt have a dip stick for the transmission
why doesnt my 2006 chevy cobalt have a dip stick for the transmission fluid and how do i fill it or check it i poked a hole in the pan and can replace the pan myself but entirely sure about the fluid… read more
Mike
Mike
High School or GED
417 satisfied customers
2007 chevy: oil pan with the filter..torque converter..new oil
i know how to change the transmission fluid in the oil pan with the filter but how can i change the transmission fluid that is inside the torque converter on a 2007 chevy silverado classic? i want to … read more
Don - Mo Lurch
Don - Mo Lurch
Auto Mech / Electronics
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
2,948 satisfied customers
pickup: Hello, im stumped!..turbo 350 and np 208 transfer case
Hello, i'm stumped! i have a chevy pickup. it has a modified 350, with a turbo 350 and np 208 transfer case. i have been tuning the carb while waiting for a transfer case since mine had a cracked case… read more
ZZDaryl
ZZDaryl
Lead Auto Tech
Some college and advanced training
11,465 satisfied customers
2002 Chevy Malibu: wont move..park it makes a grinding noise
My 2002 Chevy Malibu won't move when put into gear. Also, when put in park it makes a grinding noise. What's wrong with my car?… read more
BOBBYSS
BOBBYSS
Automotive Repair/Damage Investigator
Associate Degree
14,541 satisfied customers
85 CJ7: 350 trans, 273 gears runs..fuel injection..000 miles
I have a 350 crate chevrolet motor with 2,100 miles on it, 600 cfm elderbrock 4bbl in a 85 CJ7 Jeep, 350 trans, 273 gears runs and sounds great but the mileage is about 8 miles per gal? I have a line … read more
GM Master Tech 01
GM Master Tech 01
GM certified diesel master tech
226 satisfied customers
2002 Chevy Prizm: Hi! I just drained my transaxle fluid..put back
Hi! I just drained my transaxle fluid on my 2002 Chevy Prizm, and I don''t know how much to put back in...… read more
Scott K
Scott K
Automotive Instructor
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
1,565 satisfied customers
I am running through the gears while filling the tranny..reverse..qts
I just installed a new TH350 tranny. I am running through the gears while filling the tranny with fluid, but the car doesn''t move in any gear but reverse. I have about 8 qts. of fluid in it right now… read more
Bob
Bob
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
2,784 satisfied customers
Hey i got a truck with a turbo 350 trans..torque converter
hey i got a truck with a turbo 350 trans and when you start it up and put it in any gear it wont budge. Its got the right amount of fluid and smells fine. i dont know if i need to change the torque co… read more
mastertechtim
mastertechtim
Repair Shop Owner
Associate Degree
48 satisfied customers
blazer: rpms ran..transmission is a 350 turbo trans..4x4..tranny
Transmission stopped working, rpms ran high, blazer wont move. The transmission is a 350 turbo trans, on a 78 4x4 blazer. No fluid spilled, and no grinding noise from tranny upon occurence. What could… read more
Chris (aka- Moose)
Chris (aka- Moose)
Vocational, Technical or Trade School
49,727 satisfied customers
Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x