GM Repair Problems? Ask GM Repair Expert Now.
If you get up to 45-50 mph and let off of the gas pedal, will it up shift to 4th?
When it should shift from 2nd to 3rd, does it just hold on to second or does it go into neutral?
Are you saying that second gear will not hold if you hit the gas hard?
Have you had any work done on the transmission in the last two years?
Do you know if they replaced the separator plate between the valve body and the case?
From what you have told me it sounds like the number 7 check ball has either blown through the separator plate or has gotten stuck in the hole. You need to have the valve body pulled and have the plate inspected. I it has blown through or is stuck in the plate, replace it and to help keep this from happening again install a trans go jr. shift kit. The kit will not make the transmission shift harder, but will update the valve body to give you a much stronger transmission as well as one that will shift much better.
No the trans does not have to come out to do this repair. A shop will charge you around $500.00 parts and labor.
This is a job you can do yourself if you have a basic set of tools, a jack and 4 jack stands. And the instruction sheet that comes with the shift kit is very good so you do not have to worry about making any mistakes. You can get your parts from www.transtar1.com , for around $150.00 plus you will need about 8 quarts of fluid.
If you do this job yourself, get a tub of red trans jell to help you put it all back together.
Order your parts from transtar you need to order a separator plate, the shift kit, and a tub of red trans jell.
Once the parts come in, we can go over everything together on here.
All you have to do is come back to this string and send me a message. I will get back to you aspa, and you will not have to pay again.
All the parts you need will come from trans go. If you get them from trans star you should be able to get them by Wednesday.
I always call my orders in, let me set up an online account and I will get the parts numbers you need.
did you call in your order or do you still need the part numbers of what you need to order. They just set up my account online.