answersLogoWhite

Top Answer
User Avatar
Wiki User
Answered 2011-06-22 19:55:56

How many miles? You probably need the Transmission Fluid flushed.

Bring it to a mechanic that knows the difference between good transmission oil and the stuff Valvoline and other quickie places use.

---If your engine has over 50k miles, don't flush the transmission. That will cause blown gaskets leading to leaks. Your transmission being as old as it is, cannot take the full pressure from the fluid flushing.

Shifting too hard is a common aging problem with this 4T65E GM transmission. The 4T65 is found in many light to medium duty front wheel drive GM vehicles from 1997 to 2003 such as Pontiac Grand Prix, Chevrolet Lumina, Chevrolet Venture, Chevrolet Impala, Monte Carlo, Oldsmobile Intrigue.

The problem is resolved with replacing the electronic pressure control solenoid. In most honest transmission repair shops this will cost about $800. What happens is over time the EPC solenoid and it's bore (all within the valve body) gets stuck in a high or low position. This stuck valve will set a consistently high or low line pressure feeding the other shift solenoids too much or too little pressure resulting in all gears shifting with incorrect pressure.

In some cases where the vehicle has over 150k miles and the auto body and interior are looking a bit old it may be best to just drive the vehicle, no harm will be done. Otherwise, if the vehicle is in good shape the $800 to repair the transmission could be great news for the owner and passengers! http://LealesTransmissions.com

001
๐Ÿ™
0
๐Ÿคจ
0
๐Ÿ˜ฎ
0
๐Ÿ˜‚
0
User Avatar

Your Answer

Still Have Questions?

Related Questions

2001 Chevy Impala shifts hard after driving for a while?

One issue with a 2001 Chevy Impala hard shifting could be the pressure control solenoid. The car may also need something as simple as more transmission fluid.


How do you install a water pump on a 1998 Chevy Venture van?

how hard is it to replace a water pump on a 1998 chevy venture van?


2001 Chevy cavalier how do you changethe transmission fluid and or add fluids to it to stop hard shifting?

try changing the map sensor, that was the problem on mine.


What to do if your car is shifting hard Chevy Malibu 1999?

if its an automatic change fluid filter in transmission!!


2001 gmc savanah van 5.7 liter engine starts hard possibly fuel pressure issue?

I've got a better question, why is this question in the Chevy venture forum ?


How do you replace starter on Chevy Venture 1998?

On a 98 venture the starter is located in front and just under radiator. Simple to reach and change. I learned the hard way.


How can hard shifting in 2001 and 2002 Oldsmobile Silhouettes be corrected?

replace power control solenoid. $50 part


1999 Chevy siverado shift is hard to move into gear?

Bent shift linkage Frozen shifting linkage - try lubricating


Why doesnt my 2001 Chevy silverado ac not blow hard?

Clogged cabin filter


How do you remove the drivers side door panel on a 2001 Chevy Venture?

Hi, The hard part is the bolts that are in there. Otherwise you just use a trim tool to CAREFULLY pop the edges out. I have included a link that has the description of the process and a few pictures. Good Luck, Greg


Can a broken engine oil dipstick cause hard shifting?

a broken dip stick wont cause hard shifting... the engine does not do the any shifting... your problem would be the transmission... check transmission....


Can you get a detailed picture of where the Thermostat is on a 2001 Chevy Venture and instrustions on how to change it?

I have had a problem with mine. I have a 1997 Venture. I was told that it is very hard to get to and can take a mechanic around two hours to take out. Unfortunately, my thermostat has a bolt that is stuck and will not budge. The mechanic would have to go about getting it out another way. There was a 50/50 chance that it would come out without ruining a part that would cost $600 to replace.


2002 Chevy hd 2500 that the transmission shifts but does so very hard revs up too high before shifting but all gears working could this be the filter?

Had a similar problem. Mine was a shifter solenoid? ( i think) This was after I had the tranny rebuilt and it was still shifting very hard. Once they put the solenoid in no other problems.


Saturn 2001 sl automatic has hard shift when shifting gears?

Most likely pressure control solenoid in transmission....Easily tested with proper scan tool ALSO try changing EGR valve. Will REALLY HELP!!!! I just changed mine, all my hard shifting and jerking in reverse went away.


Does a 2001 Chevy Metro have a timing chain or belt?

Chevy Metro 2001 (1.3 L) has a timing belt - hard driving conditions require its replacement at 60,000 miles, otherwise the timing belt replacement is scheduled for 100,000 miles.


Why would a 1998 Chevy Cavalier be shifting hard into second gear?

check your airfilter or get a friend that has a code reader to erase all codes and it should fix your problem that's what i did. good luck...


Why is your Honda Accord is shifting hard?

Vaccuum valves bad


What is wrong when power steering is hard to turn to right only on a 98 Chevy Venture?

Steering rack problems. Possibly time to replace. Seek professional help! Y-THINK-Y


How hard is it to replace a fuel pump in a 2001 Chevy surburban?

Wasnt there a recall on this part? You might want to check that out. Could get it for free.


Your Honda civic hx 98 is shifting hard?

starting problems


Your 3000gt sl drives forward but when down shifting its hard to go in 4th and when you go in reverse it pops out could that be your shifting fork?

yes


Where can you find the modulator on my 88 Chevy trucks tranny shifting really hard into firstsecond?

Usually mounted to the side of the transmission


Where would cause the engine to rock hard when put into drive on a 2001 Chevy Cavalier?

You need to check all of the mounts. Get a manual to show you where they are.


Chevy Venture 2000 hard shift transmission?

There is a good chance you will need to overhaul your tranny. My 99 Venture would hard shift after driving for a while. Turn it off and restart and all would be good. Then it would act up again. It is usually caused by either the torque converter or the valve body. Get both replaced. I have done 30k in the vehicle since overhaul and it runs perfectly.


Where is the power steering fluid reservoir located in Chevy Impala 2001?

If the Impala is the same as my 2001 Monte Carlo with a 3.8 L engine, the resivoir is on the pass. side way down low in back of engine compartment. You need a bright light to see it and it is very hard to get at!


Still have questions?