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01-25-2007, 07:20 PM
I have a 2002 ecotec. I'll be driving normal between 45 and 55 on a flat road not accelerating or deccelerating. The rpms will jump 300 or 400 rpms and I can feel the car try to down shift while doing that. Then it will go back to normal with in 4 seconds or so. I asked a friend he said it might need more trans fluid. What do you guys think might be the problem?

01-26-2007, 02:40 AM
Just got a quick question for ya. How does the car react when going up a fairly steep hill?

01-26-2007, 03:03 PM
it acts normal it will shift out of overdrive

01-26-2007, 03:13 PM
either a bad torque converter clutch or a bad tcc solenoid

01-26-2007, 10:52 PM
Sounds like normal torque converter clutch operation.

01-27-2007, 01:53 AM
not when it is slipping while engaged during cruising

01-27-2007, 06:16 PM
It might fee like slipping but it could just be engaging and disengaging quickly

01-27-2007, 11:15 PM
well there is no reason 4 it to do that though, with just normal cruising

02-04-2007, 09:37 PM
Today it did it also between 70 and 80 only after I had it on cruise.

02-04-2007, 09:40 PM
yah im about 90% sure its the torque converter clutch, because that is what it will do when it is worn. so you are prob lookin at just a new TC and a fluid and filter change to get all the clutch material out of it. not too bad. i would find out what the stock stall is for your converter and buy one through transtar, they are alot better and more affordable than GM or alot of other places

02-05-2007, 05:20 PM
I have a gm warrenty. $0 Dedectable. Will the warrenty cover it?

02-05-2007, 07:25 PM
umm well lets see, if it is a 3 yr wrnty, umm no, if its the 6yr/100k then yah itll cover it

02-06-2007, 03:10 PM
i bought the car used in the end of 2005. I bought the extended warrenty then

02-06-2007, 04:21 PM
umm yah it should cover it under warranty