Question about 1996 Buick Regal Olympic Gold
3.8 motor,automatic, sometimes shifts hard into the next gear. car mileage is 100,000 miles.
My wife Buick Regal 1996 3.8lt auto, has developing a problem: shifts hard into next gear. Thank you for your help.
Typiclly this is caused by a failing Pressure Control Solenoid. Now in some cases, since you are in the 1996 model year you may have a vacuum modulator that controls the shift firmness that can be replaced as it is externally mounted. I dont know how best to describe what it looks like, but look down on your transmission, on the front side facing the radiator and if you see a canister like device that has a vacuum line running to it, that is the vacuum modulator and you could start by replacing that and see if it helps.
If you do not have the vacuum modulator and have instead the electronically controlled version of your transmission then you will have a Pressure Control Solenoid and it, unfortunately, is located on the inside of the transmission and cannot be easily replaced without dropping the whole transmission.
The pressure control solenoid is a common issue with your transmission (4T65) and Im leaning more towards you have the electronically controlled version (4T65E).
Posted on Feb 02, 2009
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