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1995 pontiac grand prix no 1st 2nd or 4th gears

Car will start out in 3rd gear wile in D but if shifted into 2nd it WILL shift to 2nd but WON'T go into OD or 1st gear at all.

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The engine and the automatic transmission (transmission control is only for automatics, engine is still computer controlled no matter the transmission type) in this vehicle are computer controlled and in most cases when a fault occurs a fault code is stored in the memory of the computer control module. There are exception to this, such as the Mass Airflow Meter and fuel pressure problems. What must be done is to have all the basic testing done such as a scan of the system for fault codes as well as a check with a live data scanner tool for engine functions that are not within range of normal, a trained technician is required to know what is correct and what isn't, then based on careful diagnostics done from a factory repair manual the correct part is replaced or the wiring repaired or the computer replaced (known as the PCM), which is very rarely the problem. Other basic checks must be done as well such as mechanical problems with the engine as well as engine state of tune and mileage on the engine. The transmission can have mechanical issues as well such as no gear engagement at all or a failed pump or other pressure related problems.


Posted on Oct 02, 2012

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SOURCE: 1989 pontiac bonneville transmission will not go into 3rd or OD

the kick down cable could me off but more than likly the trans in shot/ no good

Posted on Feb 13, 2009

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SOURCE: Hard Shift to 2nd Gear/next gear

Your going to have to get your car scaned for codes. Auto Zone can scan it for you for free and tell your what you'll need to fix it.
It sound's like your VSS Sensor (speed sensor) is not working and your ECM is not getting the signal from the transmission to know when to shift the gears.
Becareful not to burn out the transmission till you get it fixed. The sensor it self is not that expansive and to replace it is easy and takes about 30 min to do.
If you get a P0720 or a P0722 code, then it's your speed sensor. It's an esy fix and Auto Zone can give you instrction on how to change it. 
Good luck, it takes about 30 min to change and hope this helps.

Posted on Apr 23, 2009

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SOURCE: 2005 Pontiac Vibe having trouble shifting 1st 2nd code P2716 MIL

This is most likely due to a bad solenoid pack in transmission. You could have tranny serviced and see if it helps. Poor fluid condition makes valves stick in those.

Posted on Aug 14, 2009

Anonymous

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SOURCE: Transmission not shifting properly

a car im looking at has the same problem did you figure out how to fix it?

Posted on Oct 12, 2009

gmcardoc1

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SOURCE: 2000 pontiac grand prix gt , transmission bucks

could be the engine has a misfire

Posted on May 13, 2010

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