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I have a 1997 chevy astro van. the transmission is stuck in a higher gear and wont shift down. does anyone know what might be wrong and what I need to do to get it back to a lower gear


How many miles on the vehicle ? Ever have trans flush and service done ? Any lights lit on the dash ? May have codes stored in PCM , As this is computer controlled ! You should take to trans. shop. This is not something for a do it your self job .

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Why does my car shifts hard in the lower gears?


If the fluid is clean and full, you probably have a more serious internal problem. This particular car has a known problem with transmission failures. Read the info at the following link.
http://repairpal.com/transmission-failure-common-223

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Why does my 2003 S Type Jaguar shifts hard in lower gears?


You're probably shifting wrong. Or there's a problem with your gear ratio or clutch. are you grinding the gears or is it just shifting weird?

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2005 Impala gear shift button popped out. I have to put it back in each time I need to shift to D, R, etc. How can I remedy this problem without replacing the whole gearshift?


Re-attaching the knob to the gearshift is the key...Look for a hole on the lower section of the knob...if you cannot see it...remove the bottom chrome piece from the knob, (pry apart carefully not to scratch the chrome housing...you should see the small hole normally includes a small allen insert screw or Phillips screw...must be screwed in to the gear shift shaft to hold in place...if you cannot compare...visit a local salvage yard to experiment..."Pic A Part" is a national self help salvage yard. Hope this helps. If the button does not stay in the gear shift knob...you can replace the knob (with button) only...remove the knob as described above. Hope this helps.

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Dodge durango downshifts its self while driving why?


shift sensor in trans bad take the tarns apart . well drop pan n fluid the drop out the valve body then u can see the shift sensor

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I have a 98 honda CRV when driving it tries to kick its self out of gear at 3500 rpm. Tranny been checked its fine. It doesn't throw any codes either. Its like the rev govener is kicking in. Like its...


96 to 2002 Civic, Accord, CRV automatics: The shift solenoid pairs, usually 2 pairs - upper and lower, are very sensitive and get sticky with age. take them off and clean them and test them with a good 12v battery. The plunger should move an 1/8th inch with a good snap. If one is stuck whack it face down on a clean piece of paper, blow it out with a compressor and try again. Solenoids can cause starting out in the wrong gear, missing gears, creep in neutral, bad downshifting, shudder, etc... Lower front solenoids are under a metal cap with 3 10mm bolts. Passengers side. Down there at the rear passenger side of the trans is the speed sensor, make sure the connector is clean and wires not damaged. Most of the time it is stuck or weak solenoids that cause these shifting issues. Each solenoid works on a separate gear actuation pathway.

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5-speed 97 escort wagon... on the dash, there will be an orange arrow light that pops up in between shifting gears. the arrow points up/forward. what does it want? does it want me to shift into a higher...


Some cars came with this light to help the driver know when to shift to the next gear. IE: 1st, 2nd, 3rd and so on. It will not indicate when to downshift to a lower gear. It's main function was for optimal mileage and proper RPM shifting. Happy driving.

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I have a real problem getting intoo first gear. No problem with any of the gears


I need to know what model and year of car that you have.The most likely problem for bad shifts in a vw is that the bushing are worn out in the lower shift linkages of of the shift rod it's self.You can remove the rubber boot from the floor of the gear shift handle and you should be able to see the problem in the way it shifts.The clutch is not the problem or you would have a problem getting into all gears so start there.More info will be needed if this is an automatic,or if this a non-jetta based car,let me know what you have for a car please.

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Chevrolet Automatic express 2500 gear shifter is broke, what are the parts for the shifter and from shifter to the transmission?


gear shift selector roll pin that holds shift lever in postion shift rod shift rod pivot and spring assembly, colomm retainer assembly pin for shift lever lower and shift linkage lower.

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"Hold" Button on console beside gear shift - what's it's purpose - we don't know!


Owner's Manual says "You can select this mode to drive with some characteristics of a manual transmission. With the HOLD mode turned on, the automatic transmission will stay in a specific gear range.

Press the HOLD button on the shift lever to turn on the HOLD mode.

While on, the HOLD indicator light on the instrument panel will light up..."

The button is on the console, next to the shift lever, and the HOLD indicator light is in the lower left hand corner of the instrument panel

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