Transmission problems. What should I do?

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Old 05 Aug 2010, 08:01 pm   #1 (permalink)
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Hi all. I drive a 98 Lexus gs 300 w 160 k miles. Recently while
driving down a very steep mountain the car slows from 75 to 60 mph and
the tach is at 2000 rpms. When I go to give it a little gas the
transmission doesn't respond it can't find the gear it's lookng for.
Eventually the tranny kicks back in and 5 minutes later everything is
back to normal.

How concerned should I be? I've made this 5 hr trip before many times
and this is a first.

I appreciate any input
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Old 05 Aug 2010, 08:56 pm   #2 (permalink)
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On Thu, 5 Aug 2010 18:01:25 -0700 (PDT), H Z <hzohdy708@gmail.com>
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>Hi all. I drive a 98 Lexus gs 300 w 160 k miles. Recently while
>driving down a very steep mountain the car slows from 75 to 60 mph and
>the tach is at 2000 rpms. When I go to give it a little gas the
>transmission doesn't respond it can't find the gear it's lookng for.
>Eventually the tranny kicks back in and 5 minutes later everything is
>back to normal.
>
>How concerned should I be? I've made this 5 hr trip before many times
>and this is a first.
>
>I appreciate any input


Not to discourage usenet use or anything, and this is not meant to
supplant any useful info you might receive from folks in this thread,
but my recommendation is to go to these forums, create an account in
the GS section and describe your symptoms (after searching for
existing threads on the topic of course). You will find a wealth of
info there.

http://www.clublexus.com/forums/
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Old 05 Aug 2010, 10:17 pm   #3 (permalink)
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"H Z" <hzohdy708@gmail.com> wrote in message
news:e8ba5fb6-d2ce-427c-adc1-c554e9543403@h40g2000pro.googlegroups.com...
> Hi all. I drive a 98 Lexus gs 300 w 160 k miles. Recently while
> driving down a very steep mountain the car slows from 75 to 60 mph and
> the tach is at 2000 rpms. When I go to give it a little gas the
> transmission doesn't respond it can't find the gear it's lookng for.
> Eventually the tranny kicks back in and 5 minutes later everything is
> back to normal.
>
> How concerned should I be? I've made this 5 hr trip before many times
> and this is a first.
>
> I appreciate any input


When is the last time the transmission was serviced, and what is the
condition of the ATF? What position was the gear selector in at the time?
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Old 06 Aug 2010, 12:04 am   #4 (permalink)
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On 5 ago, 20:17, "Ray O" <rokig...@NOSPAMtristarassociates.com> wrote:
> "H Z" <hzohdy...@gmail.com> wrote in message
>
> news:e8ba5fb6-d2ce-427c-adc1-c554e9543403@h40g2000pro.googlegroups.com...
>
> > Hi all. I drive a 98 Lexus gs 300 w 160 k miles. Recently while
> > driving down a very steep mountain the car slows from 75 to 60 mph and
> > the tach is at 2000 rpms. When I go to give it a little gas the
> > transmission doesn't respond it can't find the gear it's lookng for.
> > Eventually the tranny kicks back in and 5 minutes later everything is
> > back to normal.

>
> > How concerned should I be? I've made this 5 hr trip before many times
> > and this is a first.

>
> > I appreciate any input

>
> When is the last time the transmission was serviced, and what is the
> condition of the ATF? *What position was the gear selector in at the time?
> --
>
> Ray O
> (correct punctuation to reply)


Hi Ray. The car was in drive. I pulled over the next chance to check
the ATF. It seemed a little thin but had a good color and wasn't hot
coming off of the dipstick.

The transmission has never been serviced other than me changing out 2
quarts with every other oil change. Is that the problem u suspect.
Bad ATF?

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Old 06 Aug 2010, 01:11 am   #5 (permalink)
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I also thought I'd mention this happened only 1 time on each trip only
while going Down a very steep mountain. The first time I didn't think
anything of it... the second time on the return trip was cause for
concern. I don't think it's a normal condition as it never happened
before during this same route (San Diego to Las Vegas).

Ray has been here for me for many years now. It's an answer I know I
can trust as opposed to club lexus.
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Old 06 Aug 2010, 08:28 am   #6 (permalink)
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On Thu, 5 Aug 2010 23:11:11 -0700 (PDT), H Z <hzohdy708@gmail.com>
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>Ray has been here for me for many years now. It's an answer I know I
>can trust as opposed to club lexus.


I am not doubting the quality of Ray's advice for one moment, but this
is quite possibly the most retarded statement I've seen on usenet in
many years.

There are multiple Lexus engineers that frequent Club Lexus and post
advice for ****s sake! I didn't even say you should necessarily
follow their advice, just take a look and come to your own
conclusions. You will find many people who have the EXACT same car as
you. When you begin to get advice from dozens of folks who have the
exact same year model, you can usually begin to see patterns that will
lead you in the direction of valuable information versus
"untrustworthy" info. I have never seen untrusthworthy info there,
personally. Sometimes folks post their experiences that have nothing
to do with my own, but nobody has ever tried to give me bad advice. As
with any forum, you should never maintain your car based on one
persons advice, even if he is a master mechanic that specializes in
your particular car. What's greate about CL is that you can contrast
and compare a large number of different user experiences and draw your
own conclusions about how to best handle yours.


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Old 06 Aug 2010, 11:05 am   #7 (permalink)
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"H Z" <hzohdy708@gmail.com> wrote in message
news:e8ba5fb6-d2ce-427c-adc1-c554e9543403@h40g2000pro.googlegroups.com...
> Hi all. I drive a 98 Lexus gs 300 w 160 k miles. Recently while
> driving down a very steep mountain the car slows from 75 to 60 mph and
> the tach is at 2000 rpms. When I go to give it a little gas the
> transmission doesn't respond it can't find the gear it's lookng for.
> Eventually the tranny kicks back in and 5 minutes later everything is
> back to normal.
>
> How concerned should I be? I've made this 5 hr trip before many times
> and this is a first.
>
> I appreciate any input


Your car slows from 75 to 60 down a very steep mountain? I suggest selling
your car and getting a bus pass. You're dangerous.



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Old 06 Aug 2010, 12:18 pm   #8 (permalink)
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On Fri, 06 Aug 2010 09:28:51 -0400, Mark <mhomes@gone_nada.com> wrote:


>I am not doubting the quality of Ray's advice for one moment, but this
>is quite possibly the most retarded statement I've seen on usenet in
>many years.


Is this your first time visiting alt.autos.lexus?
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Old 06 Aug 2010, 01:28 pm   #9 (permalink)
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On Aug 6, 9:05*am, "Virgil Skankman" <vir...@skankman.org> wrote:
> "H Z" <hzohdy...@gmail.com> wrote in message
>
> news:e8ba5fb6-d2ce-427c-adc1-c554e9543403@h40g2000pro.googlegroups.com...
>
> > Hi all. I drive a 98 Lexus gs 300 w 160 k miles. Recently while
> > driving down a very steep mountain the car slows from 75 to 60 mph and
> > the tach is at 2000 rpms. When I go to give it a little gas the
> > transmission doesn't respond it can't find the gear it's lookng for.
> > Eventually the tranny kicks back in and 5 minutes later everything is
> > back to normal.

>
> > How concerned should I be? I've made this 5 hr trip before many times
> > and this is a first.

>
> > I appreciate any input

>
> Your car slows from 75 to 60 down a very steep mountain? *I suggest selling
> your car and getting a bus pass. *You're dangerous.


I slow the car by letting off of the gas due to traffic..
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Old 06 Aug 2010, 01:37 pm   #10 (permalink)
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On Aug 6, 6:28*am, Mark <mhomes@gone_nada.com> wrote:
> On Thu, 5 Aug 2010 23:11:11 -0700 (PDT), H Z <hzohdy...@gmail.com>
> wrote:
>
> >Ray has been here for me for many years now. *It's an answer I know I
> >can trust as opposed to club lexus.

>
> I am not doubting the quality of Ray's advice for one moment, but this
> is quite possibly the most retarded statement I've seen on usenet in
> many years.
>
> There are multiple Lexus engineers that frequent Club Lexus and post
> advice for ****s sake! *I didn't even say you should necessarily
> follow their advice, just take a look and come to your own
> conclusions. *You will find many people who have the EXACT same car as
> you. *When you begin to get advice from dozens of folks who have the
> exact same year model, you can usually begin to see patterns that will
> lead you in the direction of valuable information versus
> "untrustworthy" info. *I have never seen untrusthworthy info there,
> personally. *Sometimes folks post their experiences that have nothing
> to do with my own, but nobody has ever tried to give me bad advice. As
> with any forum, you should never maintain your car based on one
> persons advice, even if he is a master mechanic that specializes in
> your particular car. *What's greate about CL is that you can contrast
> and compare a large number of different user experiences and draw your
> own conclusions about how to best handle yours.


alright.. i'll try clublexus.. can't hurt
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