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Won't shift past second...

Won't shift past second. I'm searching for other issues that can cause this, before I chalk it up to replacing the transmission.

Mechanic's Assistant: How old is the transmission? Have you noticed any leaking?

Its a 99 with the original transmission. 3.4 motor

Mechanic's Assistant: What is the model of your '99 Pontiac?

SE

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

If I don't have to replace the transmission, I'll fix it myself. I add a half quart of tran. Fluid. Still no lucl

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

Well it started when this up and down idling started more often

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Hi, my name is ***** ***** I will be happy to assist with this today.In some cases, I may need more info to assist better.I apologize for any delay.
I am here Sundays through Thursdays from around 5 am to 2 pm Mountain time.If you respond and I do not respond back right away I will do so as soon as I can.

Has the check engine light come on with this issue here or have fault codes been checked/read out at all?

Let me know,thanks Pete.

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