Transmission Slipping, Low Fluid Maybe?
Hello to all,
For starters, it's been 7 years since I've owned a vehicle as I've been living in south america since 2008. We just returned to the US a week ago and some friends who are moving gave us their 2010 Chevy Cobalt "L" for free. It has 105,009 miles on it and runs great, is very comfortable.
The only issue I've noticed is that the little yellow engine light indicator stays on and the tranny slips or "jerks" or "kicks" a bit when driving. It doesn't always slip, just sometimes, but every now and then it will kick a bit. Now, my gut tells me it's low on tranny fluid, maybe like a quart, but I've been reading that this car has a sealed tranny and no dipstick! Seems weird to me, I know NOTHING about this vehicle other than what I'm researching online as I just got it tonight. Do most shops know how to service these trannys, like change fluid and filter? I assume it would be cheaper than taking it to a Chevy dealer. I just need something cheap and reliable to get me to my new job.
Any and all help and advice would be appreciated..