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Trans problem 93 Lumina

I have a 93 lumina with a 3.1 engine and a 3speed automatic transmission w/lock up torque converter. The car has 130,000 on it. When the car is good and warmed up, the trans does not seem to downshift properly. It seems to stay in the lock-up position, and sometimes will stall out. I can correct this by turning the car off for about a half hour, then restarting it. This problem with the downshifting only occurs when the trans is warmed up. Otherwise, this car runs like new and I would like to keep it. Please respond when you can. Thank you. Peter Marshall

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  • jewellp3 Mar 20, 2009

    1992 Lumina runs fine until it has warmed up then the transmission drags the engine down at intersections and stalls it out. After reving the engine and dropping it in drive (desperation move to get car out of a dangerous situation) it stayed running but failed to down shift as it should.

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I would look into getting another transmission for the car...if you really like the car it would be worth the money to do it

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