the transmission will shift to higher gear
i could tell when i press on the gas and it just whines up then as you let of the gas slightly the car will then slip into the next gear.
Check the fluid level. If it is full you have a more serious problem.
The downshift cable is probably out of adjustment, GoodluckJoe
If stick shift try pressing in the klutch all the way and pull it in to second and let off the gas.
I have a 1999 1500 dodge ram 5.2 engine. As i am driving and pressing the gas . i have to let off the gas so the gears will shift. when coming to a hill, it will barely even pull.
May be you have a misfire?
MY FIRST guess would be that the pressure plate and the clutch itself may be cooked. If when you have it in 3rd geart and it moves, but if you give it a lot of gas and it seems to "slip", not having enough power, then I would say that your pressure plate is fried. GOOD LUCK! >>
If your 2003 Grand Am accelerates without pressing the gas pedal, the throttle plate may be stuck.
The voltage is lacking when you are not pressing on the gas... while pressing on the gas.. you are giving the headlights more electricity...