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My 08 Malibu ltz has no reverse and won't shift out of 3

Customer Question

My 08 Malibu ltz has no reverse and won't shift out of 3 gear
JA: How old is the transmission? Have you checked the brake switch?
Customer: The transmission is original I believe it has 79k miles
JA: What year is your Malibu?
Customer: 2008
JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: I have tried disconnecting he battery
JA: Anything else you think the mechanic should know?
Customer: I'm wondering if it is the 34r wave plate
Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: Chevy
Customer: replied 6 months ago.
I just made my first payment on this car! :(
Expert:  Gary replied 6 months ago.

I am sorry for the long wait

this is a common issue for these transmission

i am sorry to say a transmission shop or the dealer will have to perform this bulletin repair to your transmission or replace it depending on how it looks inside

you can always get me back through this post for any follow up anytime

there is even a bulletin on this issue

TECHNICAL

Bulletin No.: 09-07-30-012F

Date: September 26, 2012

Subject: No Reverse, 3rd or 5th, Check Engine Light Illuminated, DTC P0776 (Replace 3-5 Reverse Clutch Plate (Waved)

Models:
2008-2009 Buick Enclave
2008-2009 Chevrolet Equinox, Malibu
2009 Chevrolet Traverse
2007-2009 GMC Acadia
2007-2009 Pontiac G6
2008-2009 Pontiac Torrent
2007-2009 Saturn AURA, OUTLOOK
2008-2009 Saturn VUE

All Equipped with 6T70/75 6-Speed Automatic Transmission (RPOs MH2, MH4, MH6 or MY9)

Supercede:
This bulletin is being revised to update the Warranty Information. Please discard Corporate Bulletin Number 09-07-30-012E (Section 07 - Transmission/Transaxle.

Condition

Some customers may comment about an SES light and/or no reverse and may also comment on a slip/flare or harsh shifts in drive range 3rd and/or 5th gear. Upon investigation, the technician may find DTC P0776 (Clutch Pressure Control (PC) Solenoid 2 - Stuck Off) set. Any one of the following codes may set independent of each other as a result of this wave plate breaking: P0777, P2723, P0717, P0716, P2715, P2714.

Cause

This condition may be caused by a broken 35R clutch wave plate allowing the apply piston to over-stroke the piston to leak and causing loss of apply. This normally will not occur before approximately 32,000 km (20,000 mi). Debris generated by the condition can affect the operation of the speed sensors and other clutches.

Expert:  Gary replied 6 months ago.

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Customer: replied 6 months ago.
I've read that gm has extended a warranty 10y/120k miles?
Expert:  Gary replied 6 months ago.

if you call the dealer with your VIN number they can tell you 100% but at our shop we are under the special policy

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Expert:  Gary replied 5 months ago.

how are you making out ?

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if you have any questions ple

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
You have me the same answer that popped up on google! I can't say it was the best 30 I spent
Expert:  Gary replied 5 months ago.

we do not use google

that is a service bulletin from All Data which GM has the same one

what more did you want ?

this is such a common issue and that is the fix for it

did you want me to make up something ?