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I have a 1999 Lumina LTZ that has reciently started shifting hard and the Service Engine Light is on. Fluid level is fine. What do I look for?

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Low on tranny fluid i assume. if your levels are o.k. then it sound like you cars computer system ECU is going bad, 12 years ago my 1989 transmission was doing the same thing, clear out of the blue sky..so i figured 190,000 miles on the car an never had a problem well i'll spend $200 and see if it fixes it right back up, and it did....lucky guess.but check you u-joints first before any thing i"ve had these problems too too much play and then they break.

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