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#93 of 498 Is my transmission screwed?
Aug 05, 2007 (10:00 am)
'89 Grand Prix with slipping trany,
changed fluid and filter w/2 bottles of Lucas additive
result - no reverse (smells burnt) shifts really slow when in drive. Is there any hope and if not is there a quick fix solution to get another week out of her??? Please help!
It's a 4 speed automatic on a 2.8L motor
#94 of 498 2001 Grand Prix GT won't shift into Park
Aug 07, 2007 (5:50 am)
I have a 2001 Grand Prix GT that has been giving me lots of problems lately. I think that they may be related. First was water getting into the blower motor, so I had to replace the blower and hopefully stopped the water leak with some caulking.
Then the power locks stopped working when you put the car in gear and when you shut the car off, they work OK if you push the lock or unlock your self.
I have been having problems getting the key out of the ignition sometimes too, this seems to come and go but I found a trick on the web to use a straw to unlock the key release.
Now the latest problem is that sometimes the car won't go into park. It will go through all of the gears but when you get to Reverse it won't go past that into Park.
Could the locks, key sticking and not going into Park all be caused by the same problem, and if so what could it be? I have a feeling that they are all related some how!
#95 of 498 1999 Pontiac Grand Prix GT Shifting from PARK to Reverse is stuck
Aug 29, 2007 (2:57 pm)
Hi, I tried to reverse my 99 Grand Prix GT out of the driveway this morning and the shifter seems to be stuck. When I apply my brake in order to engage the shifter from "park" to "reverse" the shifter seems to be stuck. I am parked on a slightly sloped driveway. The car starts fine however I can't seem to get it into any gear? Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
#96 of 498 Re: 1999 Pontiac Grand Prix GT Shifting from PARK to Reverse is stuck [michael59]
Aug 30, 2007 (5:23 pm)
Sounds like you might be experiencing "torque lock". When parking on a slope, if the car rolls forward or backward in "park" after you take your foot off the brake, it applies tremendous pressure against the parking pawl--a pin that locks the transmission so it won't turn. Subsequently, when you attempt to take it out of "park", there is a great amount of side pressure against the pawl pin, thus making it hard to shift. Simple solution: Apply the emergency brake/parking brake BEFORE shifting into "Park".
#97 of 498 hesitating
Sep 08, 2007 (11:24 am)
i have a 2005 grand prix which i love but it seems to hesitate whenever i accelerate its happening more and more lately,any idea's
Sep 08, 2007 (4:58 pm)
A few things that come to mind 1. check the spark plugs. 2. check the air and or fuel filter. 3. Bad gas (dirty gas) try filling up with "premium gas" throw some gas line cleaner in with the fill up.
Try these things and let me know. Good Luck!!!
#99 of 498 94 Pontiac Grand Prix Tranny
Sep 12, 2007 (8:41 am)
I was driving my Grandprix when it downshifted to passing gear I lost all gears but first. I got it back to my house then it set for a week. I had to move it when I got in it I had all gears back but reverse. When it gets warm I loose 2,3,and 4th again. what could cause this. I had no warning before I lost the gears
#100 of 498 Re: Gear shifting problem [heyitruns]
Sep 12, 2007 (8:52 am)
Watch that my car does not have reverse at all I put it in and the engine just revs and until the tranny gets warm I have all the other gears. once it is warm I loose all but 1st
#101 of 498 Reverse to Drive Problem
Sep 13, 2007 (5:03 pm)
I have a 2004 Grand Prix GT2. It has about 68,000 miles on it. Sometimes when I go from reverse to drive, then step on the gas, it hesitates. It doesn't do it all the time. I don't notice any other issues. Do I have a possble problem? I have an extened warranty to 72,000 miles, so if there is a serious problem, I can get it repaired.
#102 of 498 Stuck in 4th
Sep 17, 2007 (12:49 pm)
I got a 2001 GRAND PRIX, aprox.150,000. the other day driving on the highway my car downshifted as i was passing a car as usual, but then never shifted back. i am currently stuck driving in 4th gear. could this be related to the software issue?