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I have a 1988 Corvette with a 700R4, not wanting to shift from 1st. to 2nd. unless I leave my foot off the gas for it to shift. Contact mac1212sr@aol.com


Transmissions have "synchros" that adjust the speed when shifting from one gear to the next, because the engine's RPMs, while correct for, say, 1st gear, are too high to shift to 2nd gear.

If you're really careful, and an expert driver, you can shift a manual transmission from one gear to the next without using the clutch at all.


However, you seem to have a transmission problem with the 1-2 synchros.

Apr 20, 2015 | 1988 Chevrolet Corvette

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1994 Ford Escort, auto trans, 83,000 mi, randomly won't shift from 1st to 2nd, randomly loses power at hwy speeds


It could be an internal problem with a pump, or it could be it needs to be serviced really bad. Most 'oil change' places can also do transmission services... I'd try that first, before paying a big repair bill to a shop. good luck.

Feb 05, 2013 | 1994 Ford Escort

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Transmission won't shift into high gear.


are there any codes? Does it shift ok in 1st and 2nd? sounds like your over drive shift solenoid or your 3 and 4 shift solenoid is stuck and needs to be replaced

Jan 02, 2013 | 1997 Chevrolet Blazer

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Won't shift out of park


1st Suggeston mke sure youare pressing brake pedal while trying to shift gears.
2nd Suggestion if this doesn't work check your neutral safety switch on transmision .
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it my be the throw out bearing going bad does it do this in all grars

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Need a Trans Shop or Dealer to
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Do not use ANY Vehicle at all ,with a trans
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Hard shifting from 1st to 2nd


I have been hearing a possible solution for this problem is changing the oil filter in the trans oil pan. But ive been looking all over for a solutionand thats the only legit one ive found. It said when the oil gets clogged it doesnt flow to the transmission as nicely as normal therefore leading to lagging changes

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3RD & 4th shift solenoid is bad inside the transmission

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Trouble shifting gears. Gears grinding while shifting from 1st to 2nd. Also cannot down shift from 2nd to 1st unless going less than 10 mph


YOU NEED TO TAKE YOUR TRANS OUT AND HAVE IT REBUILT, THE SYNCHROS ARE WORN OUT!!
THAT IS WHY YOU HAVE TROUBLE SHIFTING GEARS!!

Jul 01, 2009 | 2001 Dodge Dakota

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'94 Astro - long ago I added Lucas trans additive,afterward van wouldn't shift up from 1st unless manually shifted from 1st to 2nd, then won't shift any higher. Was told by a reputable trans repairman to...


it does sound like a solenoid in the trans. the problem with addditive is that it has detergent in it and will loosen dirt and sediment that has collected in the trans mission this will the flow through the tran and clog parts like the shift solenoids. hope this helps some

Apr 18, 2009 | 1994 Chevrolet Astro

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