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Old 08-19-2018, 09:27 PM
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Default Re: 02 Cavalier, 40K miles, 2nd to 3rd gear shift issue

Final update... got the car back from the dealer. They surmise that while the car was sitting for an extended period of time ( 16yr old car with only 40K miles), one of the ports clogged and cause the shift solenoid for moving from 2nd to 3rd to run dry and get damaged. While under moderate acceleration it shifts fine, but at slow speed (less than 25 mph), it does not shift well into 3rd. The only fix is to drop the transmission and fix for $3,500. The parts are less than $300 for a new valve body and all the shift solenoids. I'm just going to show my daughter how to shift from 2nd to 3rd when she needs to. The rest of the car is rock solid. Thanks.
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