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Shifting/RPM problems Lately, my 2003 olds alero has been having shifting issues. The RPM gauge seems to rise out of the norm when I accelerate. Also, my car tries to shift again at 45 mph (the last shift occurs at 35 mph). My car has a just hit the 120k mile mark and a bracket from the right motor mount is cracked/broken. Any ideas?

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  • gordo534 Feb 02, 2010

    Thanks for the advice. I'll be sure to check the fluid when I get off work. To answer your question, no, there isn't any noise when I back up. I appreciate your help.


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Check tranny fluid. if tranny fluid checks good then buy a bottle of "lucas transmission additive". this is the best on market. you can buy at atuozone, oreillys or napa. the transmission fluid can only be checked while engine is warm and running in park. another stupid question. when you back up does the car make a funny squeaking nosie? if so then your u-joints are the culprit.

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  • squeely Feb 02, 2010

    also check your vaccum hoses


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