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2001 Saturn SL2 shifting hard jerks...sometimes

Shifting into reverse or drive is normal but when you drive forward it shifts hard with a **** but sometimes the 2nd to 3rd and 3rd to 4th are smooth. Other times they are not. Could this just be a dirty filter??? or a bad Solenoid.
After reaching speed and final gear runs very smooth.

Also the cruise control will drop about 5 mph and when it accerates it will exceed the set speed by about 5mph and just go thru this routine over and over

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  • Anonymous Mar 16, 2014

    my 95 chevy pu is on 3rd o/h and was problem not shifting up out of 2nd gear sometimes, shut off ign wait couple mins and restart and truck shifts like normal what is going on? replaced ign sw. speed sensor. what is possible cause?

  • Anonymous Mar 24, 2014

    When you take car out of park and put in drive it kicks hard. Not shifting smoothly. You can feel the car ****

  • Anonymous Mar 26, 2014

    starta but wont shift into drive or reverse



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This could be a dirty filter. i would start there and replace fluids with lucas tranny fluid. Does it change when the car warms up i wonder ?

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