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rockfan0005
09-11-2006, 06:09 PM
Alright guys today when I was driving to school I didn't notice this, and I don't think it was there. But when I was coming home, I noticed I was slipping while trying to go to 3rd gear from 2nd. I would be going around 30 and it would try to change to third and it wouldn't do it, then it would shift later somewhere in the 40s. My car has about 94,000 miles on it, what did I break? What's the cheapest way to fix it? How much will that cost?

...This sucks

Bonnor
09-12-2006, 07:21 AM
sounds almost like the shift solenoid

coupe
09-12-2006, 07:23 AM
Are you sure its not your 1st-2nd shift?

rockfan0005
09-12-2006, 07:56 AM
Coupe-I'm pretty sure it's between 2nd and 3rd, but I'll double check after school.

Would it be wise to do a fluid/filter change at this high of mileage? I got my car when it had 75,000 miles on it, so I have no way of telling if it has had it's fluid replaced so far. (it was owned by a car rental company for its first 50,000 miles, so they may very well change it, but I can't be sure)

Does it sound like it could be the fluid, and not the tranny itself?

coupe
09-12-2006, 09:04 AM
Its kinda a hit and miss with tranny flushes when you get to a high mileage. You could just drain the fluid and replace the filter and then refill. Just dont flush it basicly.

Do me a favor, from a stop give it 75%-100% throttle and pay attention to it changeing gears. That will tell yeah what gear your having trouble in. Im putting my money on *the all famous GA 1st-2nd 715734577513 million years shift*.

gaowners32
09-12-2006, 09:34 AM
Coupe-I'm pretty sure it's between 2nd and 3rd, but I'll double check after school.

Would it be wise to do a fluid/filter change at this high of mileage? I got my car when it had 75,000 miles on it, so I have no way of telling if it has had it's fluid replaced so far. (it was owned by a car rental company for its first 50,000 miles, so they may very well change it, but I can't be sure)

Does it sound like it could be the fluid, and not the tranny itself?


Car rental forget it........ Your tranny is shot you need a total re-build your looking around $1,500-$2,000

rockfan0005
09-12-2006, 11:41 AM
Assumming worst comes to worst and something internally is screwed in the trans, I could always go junk yard hunting and drop a new one in right? I did a search through a local yard and found like 4 different transmissions.

gaowners32
09-12-2006, 12:13 PM
Yes, that will work aswell. And dont forget most junk yards will install for a cheaper price 2. Then again cheaper labor isnt always the best either.

rockfan0005
09-12-2006, 06:31 PM
Its kinda a hit and miss with tranny flushes when you get to a high mileage. You could just drain the fluid and replace the filter and then refill. Just dont flush it basicly.

Do me a favor, from a stop give it 75%-100% throttle and pay attention to it changeing gears. That will tell yeah what gear your having trouble in. Im putting my money on *the all famous GA 1st-2nd 715734577513 million years shift*.
Actually it has no problem whatsoever switching between 1-2, its just between 2 and 3. I should be bringing it into a tranny shop tomorrow, if they suggest draining it and putting a new filter in, I'll go for it, if they say it's probably something internal I'll probably go to a local yard and pick up a new trans.

If so...The bright side...i'll be upgrading to a GT trans...the downside....it'll cost $400 + install.

overall, not so bad, not anything like $1,500+...thank god

GrandAmGT1996
09-12-2006, 10:20 PM
But again, junkyard trannies can be a hit or miss situation aswell. You can get lucky and get a good one that lasts for a long time, or one that is junk.