Is my transmission salvageable ?
2006 TB LS, 4.2, 125.000 miles
The vehicle has barely been used in the last 4 years. It's been sitting pretty much the whole time.
I took it out the other day to give it a good test drive. Everything seemed to be running ok until I wanted to pass a semi on the highway.
Engine revved up but no power. As if it was in neutral.
Was able to roll it off the highway and stop at a safe place.
No warning lights at all. Engine runs fine. Won't go forward or reverse.
No noise, grinding or clunking at all.
Then I noticed an oily substance all over the back of the vehicle. Pretty sure it's transmission fluid leaking.
I am not the best car mechanic and I don't know if I wanna tackle this myself. What's the chance that it's just a leak and having that fixed and the fluids refilled would fix this ? At least I can get the vehicle home without having to have it towed 45 miles ?