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02-24-2008, 11:15 AM
I have a Automatic 2.4L 2001 Grand Am SE and its being a pain right now.

I've noticed it for about two weeks now...and i plan in bringing it in Wednesday (dealer or somewhere else) to find out the issue...but i just wanted to someone might know what the issue is before hand.

- it goes to 4500 RPM before it shifts gear (last week it was around the 4000 RPM mark)(normally it would shift at 3000-3500 RPM)
- The Service Engine light is on (last week it never came on)
- when shifting between gears, the car jerks (last week, it did but not enough to really notice)
- the Trac Off light will turn on/off at random (last week it never came on)

i went to get a trans flush today to see if that helps and that doesn't...

and went to dinner at a restaurant the other night and when we got back to the car, the side view mirror was hanging...most likely was the people who parked next to me who must of bumped into it...but that i'll just tape up til i get this bigger issue dealt with...:bleep:

02-24-2008, 12:52 PM
What gears does it do it in? It could be one of solenoids in the tranny.

02-24-2008, 01:51 PM
i notice it from 1->2...and 2->3 too...

but after that, its sounds smooth...i wasn't able to get it to go to 4 cause of the roads i take...too much stop lights.

02-24-2008, 01:58 PM
so your only going like 35?