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Transmission isn't shifting into last gear rpm running at 2000 and dropped down to 1800 rpm - s that normal?

Mechanic's Assistant: Have you checked the level of your transmission fluid? Is it bright red, or is it dirty?

How do you check the transmission fluid of a 2006 hhr - can't find a dipstick.

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your HHR yourself? What have you tried so far?

Haven't tried anything yet.

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?

Sounds like the motor is laboring - can hear a whinning sound. Can feel it shift into last gear but doesn't seem to be shifting out of the last gear.

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Transmission Mechanic: Tim's Auto Repair, Mechanic replied 8 months ago
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Transmission Mechanic: Tim's Auto Repair, Mechanic replied 8 months ago

what engine do you have?

does the engine light stay on?if so,can you give me the trouble codes?

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
4 cylinder - engine light does not come on
Customer reply replied 8 months ago
a few weeks ago the co2 sensor came on but has since gone off. Does that have anything to do with the engine running so hard and not shifting into the last gear?
Transmission Mechanic: Tim's Auto Repair, Mechanic replied 8 months ago

does the light stay on now?

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Transmission Mechanic: Tim's Auto Repair, Mechanic replied 8 months ago

can you give me the code#'s you got?

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Transmission Mechanic: Tim's Auto Repair, Mechanic replied 8 months ago

does it have the 2.2 or the 2.4 engine?[both are 4 cylinders]

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
no light is not on I think 2.4
Transmission Mechanic: Tim's Auto Repair, Mechanic replied 8 months ago

tell me,,does it just seem to hold in a lower gear or does it ever shift but feel as though it went to neutral?

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
seems to hold in 4 gear
Transmission Mechanic: Tim's Auto Repair, Mechanic replied 8 months ago

how many miles is on the hhr?

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
71500 mi
Transmission Mechanic: Tim's Auto Repair, Mechanic replied 8 months ago

ok

it only has 4 gears..are you sure something is not acting right?

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
what should the rpms be at
Transmission Mechanic: Tim's Auto Repair, Mechanic replied 8 months ago

depends on the load of the engine,,level ground,hills ect..there isnt a set rpm

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Transmission Mechanic: Tim's Auto Repair, Mechanic replied 8 months ago

also depends on temperature and how much throttle you are giving

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
at 45 mph or at 55 mph.
Transmission Mechanic: Tim's Auto Repair, Mechanic replied 8 months ago

?

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Transmission Mechanic: Tim's Auto Repair, Mechanic replied 8 months ago

at 55mph.on level ground at 1800 rpm..seems close to right..

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Transmission Mechanic: Tim's Auto Repair, Mechanic replied 8 months ago

how many times does the transmission shift?does it have all 4 gears?

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Transmission Mechanic: Tim's Auto Repair, Mechanic replied 8 months ago

sorry for all the questions but i am trying to get a sense of what is going on.

thanks

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
How do you check the transmission fluid and filter on a 2006 Chevy HHR front wheel drive?
Transmission Mechanic: Tim's Auto Repair, Mechanic replied 8 months ago

i will show you,,it isnt easy as the ones with a dipstick..stand by

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Transmission Mechanic: Tim's Auto Repair, Mechanic replied 8 months ago

PLEASE COPY AND PASTE the link below to your browser, I have uploaded more info on this there. please copy and paste the link below to your main browser[INTERNET EXPLORER ,Chrome or Firefox.]

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https://www.dropbox.com/s/e5jmkmxtce6c6l7/1211-hhr-Transmission%20Fluid%20Checking%20Procedure.doc?dl=0

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if the link doesn’t work that way, try it this way

thanks

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www.dropbox.com/s/e5jmkmxtce6c6l7/1211-hhr-Transmission%20Fluid%20Checking%20Procedure.doc?dl=0

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