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#1 of 25 Monte Carlo Transmission Problems
Jun 10, 2008 (2:26 pm)
I have a 2001 Chevy monte carlo ss. I have never had problems with my transmission until now. When I first start it up it shifts great and accelerates great. After about 30 minutes of driving it starts to shift hard in first and second gear. It is when I come to a complete stop and then start to accelerate it shifts hard when first starting off. This only happens after about thirty minutes of driving and then if I shut off my car for a couple hours it shifts fine again for the first thirty minutes of driving. Can someone help me what the problem is???
#2 of 25 Re: Monte Carlo Transmission Problems [bohiw]
Jun 28, 2008 (1:29 pm)
I have the same problem with my 2000 monte carlo ss, if you find out please let me know.
#3 of 25 Re: Monte Carlo Transmission Problems [bjones2008]
Jun 28, 2008 (1:35 pm)
I just had the pressure control solenoid replaced. I am hoping that is it. I haven't driven my car alot yet so I will let you know but I read on MSN autos that this is a common problem on 2000 and 20001 monte carlo ss'.
#4 of 25 Re: Monte Carlo Transmission Problems [bohiw]
Jul 02, 2008 (12:45 pm)
I experienced the same issue with my husband's 2000 Monte SS. After about a 1/2hr or so, the car would begin to shift 'hard'. If you shut off the car, then turn it on after a couple of hours all 'seems' ok... until the transmission fluid gets hotter and is thinner and POW! Hard shifting... Double check your transmission fluid level (check after the car has been running for at least 15 minutes or so). Your level might be low. We had low fluid level, put in some extra fluid, waited about 15 minutes and presto! No more hard shifting. Hope this is useful.
#5 of 25 Re: Monte Carlo Transmission Problems [vinswife11400]
Aug 28, 2008 (8:07 am)
I have a 2002 Monte SS and I also am experiencing the hard shifting when the fluid is warm and I have been doing a lot of stop and goes. I have changed the fluid and filter and have noticed bubbles on the dip stick causing the level to increase. I have been removing fluid 4 oz. at a time and I am about to test drive it again. Anyone know what would cause the bubbles other than too much fluid?
#6 of 25 Re: Monte Carlo Transmission Problems [rvac99]
Aug 28, 2008 (8:51 am)
harsh shifting in this trans is NORMALLY cause by a code 1811 maximum shift adapts atained code the pcm will freeze line pressure at maximum so the trans doesnt slip, which will also disable lockup in the torque converter when the torque does not go into lockup lube oil is restricted thus your bubbling is being caused by heat
#7 of 25 Re: Monte Carlo Transmission Problems [fordfan_17]
Sep 01, 2008 (7:24 pm)
fordfan 17, I don't understand your reply. Not getting any trouble codes. If bubbling is being caused by heat and or torque converter, how do I fix the problem?
#8 of 25 88 monte carlo ss
Dec 18, 2008 (9:32 am)
this is the 3rd tranny i put in this car it is a thm 200 4r i keep losing revers do you know y shuld i go with a difrent trany lol
#9 of 25 trany not shifting
Feb 06, 2009 (8:35 am)
i have a 99 monte carlo that seems like the torqe converter does not want to lock up it shifts 4 times like its supposed to but tacks 2400 rpm at 52 mph and gas milage is horrible. could it be a fuse? or a selinoid? i did a fluid and filter change no difference the car has 190,000 milage
#10 of 25 Re: 88 monte carlo ss [bigblockman]
Feb 06, 2009 (8:36 am)
what motor do you have in it is it a 305 or 350 and any work done to it