something i discovered with my 1994 cutsup, it shifted roughly from 1st to second. i drove it for a month like that, until i changed the air filter. i removed the plastic box the air filter sits in to vacuum it out, and i saw that a hose (in charge of vacuum-shifting) was loose. the idiot before me had used a garden hose and some rubber bands. i replaced it with a brake cylendar hose off of a 1987 Pontiac lemans, and it cured the problem, no leaks, no low fluid.
hopfully it is just low Transmission Fluid or a cloged filter. I would check the fluid level (when eninge is warm)1st. if the level is fine, change the transmission fluid and filter if it has been over about 45K miles since it was last done.
Test for fuel pump pressure at the back for the throttle body at the schrader valve. Your fuel pump may be going out. This is the #1 problem with these cars.
When you have problem shifting gears, you transmission has a problem.
I just had this problem and had to replace the torque converter. Also the two three solenoid was bad..
my transmission is not shifting on my 2005 Ford Taurus what could be the problem
A Dodge Stratus shifting problem might begin because of dirty transmission fluid. This problem could also be caused by damage to the transmission due to wear and tear or low fluid.
A broken shifting fork in the transfer case will cause your vehicle to stay in the gear that it was in when the shifting fork broke. Broken shifting linkage can also cause the problem.
i had same problem on my 94 cutlass supreme...long story short, it was the ignition switch. $300. at shop.
a broken dip stick wont cause hard shifting... the engine does not do the any shifting... your problem would be the transmission... check transmission....
Check wiring all along the harness. If the tranny is shifting up or down suddenly and for no reason there could be a short in the harness. 90's ford had a problem with this. May need a new harness or have to make one up yourself.
Several things can cause your transmission to be stuck in second gear. Broken or detached shifting linkage will cause the problem. A broken shifting for in the transmission can also cause the problem.
if it is a standard transmission, check the clutch switch on the pedal, may fix the problem. it did on my accord. i own a calais w/o cruise. hope you find the problem.
Some problem has suddenly arisen.
Are you having trouble shifting out of park? Would it be a bad solenoid/tranny?
brake lgiht fuse blows when shifting gears?
It probably needs freon. 99% of the time that's the problem..
Sounds like a transmission problem
i would say because it is not getting spark but i have a 77 cutlass with the same problem so check it for spark
The real problem is manually shifting from gear to gear with an automatic transmission. If you are referring to the automatic upshift, there may be a problem with the EGR system or vacuum system.
There are a number of reasons why a 95 Cutlass would start then shut right off. The problem could be the fuel line going bad, the battery terminals could be dirty, or loose, or wires could be bad.
The problem may be your ignition key. I have a 97 Cutlass GLS and one of my two keys causes this problem, the second key works fine.
If there is a loud noise when shifting from park into drive, it may be a transmission problem. One should shift slowly, as the transmission could disengage itself.
Had the same problem a few weeks back.Mileage on 1986 cutlass supreme was close to 400,000 KMS(Canada). Sorry to say transmission needs to be rebuilt.
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