: Annoying Tranny Whine

12-04-06, 02:22 PM
I own a 98 Concours with 184000 on it. Its a beautiful ride with no problems. I have noticed that with the onset of colder temps, when the car is cold I get a hydraulic whine almost like the sound of a power steering pump thats low on fluid. The tranny only whines at the shift points, and last for maybe 2 secs. I dont get the whine when it shifts into overdrive. I dont know if I may just need to add fluid or what. Any suggestions would be great. No shift problems and it stops when the temp gets to about 150. I also dont have the problem in the summer time.

12-05-06, 02:43 AM
You mean you haven't checked the fluid?

12-05-06, 08:04 AM
Check the fluid. Out 89 Regal used to whine when driving it. We took it to Aamco and for $40 they added some fluid to our car! :doh: Why didn't I check that?!

12-06-06, 01:59 AM
Actually, I change the fluid about every 20,000 myself. The fluid level is normal when cold and hot.

12-06-06, 08:24 AM
^^ 20K? They are usually good for 100K changes, but that's pretty good. I hear its not the easiest job to do, so that why they say 100K! :p

I say if it isn't the fluid, spend $40 and let Aamco diagnosis it. Don't let them BS you, but hear what they will say. You will know what really needs to be fixed after you talk to them.