Question about 2004 Oldsmobile Alero
Has the transmission been serviced? A transmission oil change and lubricant additive may help, however, it sounds as though you have a 3rd gear synchronizer going bad. Verify the shift linkage is not worn and is secure at the shifter and transmission be for spending any cash. If the linkage is good and the fluid change does not help after 150 miles, you might want to visit your favorite transmission shop.
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Posted on Feb 25, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
It sounds like an internal transmission problem The syncronizer that slows down or speeds up the gear to make a smooth engagement has wore down. There is no easy fix. The transmission has to come out of the vehicle and be repaired or replaced with a good used or rebuilt one.
Posted on Mar 12, 2009
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