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Old 08-14-2008, 11:56 PM   #1
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we bought my wife a 95 t/a a while back and the kid we got it from didn't really know anything about the car. here is the problem. under normal acceleration the car shifts hard into second and third. also if you floor it, the engine will hit the rev limiter at 5500 rpm and wont shift out of first until you take your foot off the pedal. then if you floor it again in second it will do the same thing again. it won't shift into 3rd until you take your foot off the gas. i have checked the fluid but dont know anything about automatics to be quite honest. dose this sound like an improperly installed shift kit or something worse. any tips on how to fix this would be great. thanks.
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Old 08-15-2008, 05:34 AM   #2
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we bought my wife a 95 t/a a while back and the kid we got it from didn't really know anything about the car. here is the problem. under normal acceleration the car shifts hard into second and third. also if you floor it, the engine will hit the rev limiter at 5500 rpm and wont shift out of first until you take your foot off the pedal. then if you floor it again in second it will do the same thing again. it won't shift into 3rd until you take your foot off the gas. i have checked the fluid but dont know anything about automatics to be quite honest. dose this sound like an improperly installed shift kit or something worse. any tips on how to fix this would be great. thanks.


Are you sure the fluid isn't a little low? It doesn't take much to cause what you are describing. My '99 SS was doing that after a converter install. Turned out to be just a little low on tranny fluid.
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If you're find on fluid it might be the Filter. Those things getting mucked up can make all sorts of wierd things happen.
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fluid level is good. thanks for the advice on the filter though. if the fluid & filter change dont take care of the problem what would you guys sugest next? Im hoping to avoid a costly trip to the transmission shop. i have never been charged less than 800 in the past for trany work and dont have that kind of cash to throw at it right now. thanks for the help
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Old 08-29-2008, 11:49 AM   #5
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Sounds like the detent cable might be too tight. Tranny is shifting too late and too hard. Do they still have the TXV cable on those cars? Kid may have adjusted it trying to bump up or change the shift points.
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