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95 Ciera wont downshift when hot and coming to stop

95 ciera, 4 cyl, 3 spd auto trans. When I slow down to stop, it lurches, but will not down shift. I checked trans fluid, it check good, only does this when it is hot This is a real head scratcher for me. Please help.

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  • Dan De Groote
    Dan De Groote May 26, 2009


    yes it will kill the engine if I do not throw it into neutral. any recommendation to resolve the issue?

  • Dan De Groote
    Dan De Groote May 26, 2009


    Yes it will kill the engine if I do not throw it into neutral. Any recommendations for a solution?



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Does it kill the engine? The th125 transmission is know for converter clutch solenoid problems.

Posted on May 26, 2009

  • Clint Smock
    Clint Smock May 27, 2009

    Yes, on the front of the transmission, You will see a 4 pin square plug-in. Unplug it. This will disable the converter clutch. It will work fine with it unplugged. The actual fix is to remove the side cover of the transmission and replace the converter clutch solenoid but leaving it up plugged won't hurt anything.



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