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My 1996 SC2 just stared acting up. I had a delayed reverse

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Hi, my 1996 SC2 just stared acting up. I had a delayed reverse engagement and slam, so I replaced the valve body (rebuilt unit), this was 8 weeks ago. The transmission shifted beautifully-smooth as silk. Just last night I had a rough upshift (1st-2nd), and then rough downshift 4th-3rd. What does this sound like?
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Saturn
Expert:  david craig replied 9 months ago.

Hi Im David, thanks for using the site. sounds like you need to check the fluid and make sure its still bright red ans doesnt smell burnt. if all is well then you need to have the transmission control module interrogated for faults to make sure the shift solenoids for the rebuilt valve body are taking a dump on you.

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
This is something that any idiot would know. the transmission fluid is new, as is the filter. i expected an answer that would be specific and comprehensive. this is a joke.
Expert:  david craig replied 9 months ago.

have a great day!

Expert:  Super mechanic replied 9 months ago.

Hello and welcome, my name is Jerry, *** NEW EXPERT HERE ****

Fluid good and a rebuilt valve body. There were some issues on the trans wiring for them, (factory service bulletin).

"Some customers may comment about harsh transaxle shifting and/or erratic transaxle shifting, diagnostic trouble codes (DTCs) may have set."