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Trans problem my trans shifts hard and downsifts the same,I look at my speedo and it flutters and some times dont untill I get up speed. Could this be electrical, or speed cable or something. Pls help thank u Lawrence

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    yadayada May 11, 2010

    You will need to have a self test run on the computer to see if any trouble codes are stored, Kragen does this for free, then post them here and I will help.

    There is no speedo cable, the entire cluster is electronic, however the VSS could have a problem that is causing the speedo and trans to act up.



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