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The car is taking longer to shift out of first and second gear, all others are shifting OK. Had a friend who thinks he still has a computer that will hook up to diagnostic connector for a car this age but we can not find it? So first can anyone tell me were it is? We looked under drivers dash and under hood! Second would the speed sensor cause the longer harder shift? Thanks Chris

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As you're sitting in the car, behind right side of dash above kick panel. Yes the speed sensor can cause erratic shifting, but first check the condition of your fluid and trans. filter.

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Short answer...not too tough.
Longer more useful answer...
Get quality urethane replacement.
Put car in 1st with gear lever.
Block wheels and climb under with (I think10mm and 13mm) wrenches.
Undo grub screw on coupler (to linkage).
Undo through bolt on coupler.
Push linkage forward and remove bits.
Replace bits with new ones and replace through bolt.
Have friend carefully put shift lever in about 1st gear position and guide coupler onto other shaft.
Tighten grub screw.

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sounds like what happened to my camaro. it sounds like a stuck valve. i suggest taking it in for an estimate at a transmission specialist.

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