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Old 02-17-2008, 09:10 PM   #1
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1991 Eagle Talon Shift/Transmission Problem?

I have a 1991 automatic Eagle Talon and when I have been driving lately when I go to accelerate the car seems to not be shifting and the RPM's will rev up and the car wont move as if i was in neutral. Usually I have to brake and it will eventually shift or slow down and let it shift to a lower gear. Do you know any reason why it might be doing this, and if so what needs to be fixed?
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Old 02-17-2008, 09:29 PM   #2
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Re: 1991 Eagle Talon Shift/Transmission Problem?

I can't think of the accual part name, but I know you need to have the tranny rebuild. I say go to the junkyard and do the five speed swap.
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Old 02-17-2008, 09:33 PM   #3
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Re: 1991 Eagle Talon Shift/Transmission Problem?

It shouldn't need a new transmission it only has 26 thousand miles on it and had a new one put in it maybe 5 or 6 years ago, it has been sitting in a garage since then but the tranny is fairly unused basically new even though it was put in a while ago.

Anyone else know what might be the problem?
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Old 02-18-2008, 08:47 PM   #4
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Re: 1991 Eagle Talon Shift/Transmission Problem?

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I can't think of the accual part name, but I know you need to have the tranny rebuild. I say go to the junkyard and do the five speed swap.
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Old 02-18-2008, 08:55 PM   #5
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Re: 1991 Eagle Talon Shift/Transmission Problem?

Are you sure the fluid level is correct ? Did you read the sticky at the top for checking fluid level ? Its the simplest thing that might be causing your problem..
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Old 02-18-2008, 09:01 PM   #6
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Re: 1991 Eagle Talon Shift/Transmission Problem?

Yes, fluid level has to be full. Automatic transmissions are hydraulic, everything is controlled with fluid pressure, if the level is low, you will have shifting and slipping problems. I'd say that if you let it get low and it has been slipping that you are probably gonna need a clutch pack or 2 also. Don't let mileage fool you as to if you are gonna need a tranny or not, it could go bad in 2 miles, automatics are very picky and like perfect conditions.
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Old 02-19-2008, 12:54 PM   #7
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Re: 1991 Eagle Talon Shift/Transmission Problem?

Check to make sure your TPS is within the adjusted specs. I know if its off it can cause the car to shift hard or not shift at all, might even rev up high when at idle. Pretty sure the 2.0 uses the same type of TPS.
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Old 02-19-2008, 10:14 PM   #8
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Re: 1991 Eagle Talon Shift/Transmission Problem?

Well the first thing I am going to try is to have the transmission fluid drained and get some knew fluid in and change the filter because I don't think it has been changed for years, if that doesn't help ill have to ask some look into getting new parts for the transmission which sounds costly and hopefully I don't need a brand new tranny because I am broke right now.
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Old 02-19-2008, 10:17 PM   #9
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Re: 1991 Eagle Talon Shift/Transmission Problem?

IF it is slipping than new fluid isn't going to help, there is an internal problem, sorry for the bad news.
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Old 02-20-2008, 12:12 AM   #10
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Re: 1991 Eagle Talon Shift/Transmission Problem?

Well thats no good
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Old 02-20-2008, 12:25 AM   #11
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Re: 1991 Eagle Talon Shift/Transmission Problem?

Is it 4th gear that is not working? If so it may be an easy fix. I had a auto dsm that would just rev when it tried to shift into 4th, this fixed it.

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Old 02-20-2008, 12:58 AM   #12
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Re: 1991 Eagle Talon Shift/Transmission Problem?

Its been slipping anytime I basically have it in drive now i can go about 15 mph then it wont shift and will just continuously rev up and the only solution is to shift to 2nd which isn't probably a good thing. So I am guessing its gonna have to end up being rebuilt which means a lot of $, but I guess it wouldn't hurt to check something out like that.

I love driving it, it just never seems to stay running good and is frustrating because it has barely been used.
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Old 02-20-2008, 01:12 AM   #13
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Re: 1991 Eagle Talon Shift/Transmission Problem?

It would not hurt to check a junk yard or two for a trans before having that one rebuilt. Sometimes you can get stuff really cheep. Besides, alot of shops do crappy jobs rebuilding stuff anyway.
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Old 02-20-2008, 07:10 AM   #14
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Re: 1991 Eagle Talon Shift/Transmission Problem?

Is the trans throwing a code? This would be the first thing to check, it might lead you right to the problem.
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Old 02-21-2008, 02:15 PM   #15
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Re: 1991 Eagle Talon Shift/Transmission Problem?

Alright well there is a new development in this issue...This may sound very dumb but I guess the car has been in overdrive for a while and my dad took the car out and turned the overdrive off and now the car has not been doing what I explained earlier. But my question is I know it shouldn't have been in overdrive even though there was no indication it was on (the only thing it shows on the dash is when overdrive is off) why would it be doing that in overdrive, and I am still going to get the car checked out soon.
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