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I have the same car and it took me almost a year to figure it out! Someone told me to unplug the two prong plug on top of transmission it worked. It seems that they have an overdrive in the transmission that locks up after a certain mph. The problem is its not unlocking. Pulling the wire with two prongs off of the top of the transmission disables this feature.

The switch as it is called, controls the lockup feature of the torque converter in GM automatic O/D tranny's. this circuit needs to be checked and working properly. If left unplugged or undiagnosed, the torque converter will not go in and out of lockup and the tranny will overheat!!! hot fluid will not not circulate from the tranny/torque converter through the cooler and repeat the process; the fluid will heat up and cause catostrophic failure of the tranny!!!! Simply unplugging it will not address the issue, it must be repaired to maintain prpoer tranny operation; there is a reason it is there!!!

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Q: What causes a 1994 4-cylinder automatic Cavalier to stall out when put into gear?
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