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95 Lumina Trans doesn't shift properly

I have to shift the car manually. If you don't pull it down to first, rather than just getting drive and going, it doesn't start to move. When I pull it to first it kinda slips then clunks and takes off like normal. Then I continue to shift manually. If you leave the shifter in drive and start to slow to stop, it won't down shift and when you hit the gas there's nothing followed by a clunk and then it goes. If anyone has any idea please let me know. I have been driving it like this for 2 years now so I hate to think it is actually the clutches or anything.

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  • muenkel19 Feb 05, 2009

    I just think if it is internal it would have gotten worse. When it clunks into first you can burn the tires off of it so I don't know. The fluid was good for the first year even when this was happening, it's burnt now but I don't feel like changing it if I don't fix the tranny itself.

  • muenkel19 Feb 05, 2009

    The only part that got worse was overdrive stopped working for a while, a few days later it worked again. I know the car is worth a lot if the transmission is good. Everything else is perfect on it.

  • johndeeresx7 Feb 11, 2009

    stays in 1st gear until past 40 blew head gasket

  • johndeeresx7 Feb 11, 2009

    After mileage meter rolled over on my 95 it needed more repair the transmission first, the altinator 2, then the battery, then the radiator hose, then the head gasket blew



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I;m not trying to be smart here, but if you been driving it this way for 2 years why do you want to know whats wrong with it now, i think that would have been something you would have been checking out when it first showed up 2 years ago. Just drive it the way it is chanses are it not going to get any worse at least before its life span is over.

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