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My 1992 pontiac bonneville SSEI wont move correctly in low gear. esp in the overdrive position. if i down shift to low and work my way up it works better or once i get past 20-25mph. reverse worked great though and low end gears and reverse r the same. I took it to a buddies shop and they called around it should be a sensor or wires damaged. i don;t know where they are located and if ic an change them myself. But i wld like to since the cost is insane for a tranny shop. If you can tell me locations and ease of changing the sensors and what it would probably be wld be great! Thank you

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    yadayada May 11, 2010

    you are going to need the trans pulled apart and rebuilt, sorry for the bad news, but u have all the symptoms of a worn out transmission.

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Try changing the modulator valve first, it's screwed into the side of the tranny, it's round cylinder in shape and has a vaccum hose going to it, if that doesn't work, then go for a rebuild.

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