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1999 chev cavalier trans wont shift out of low

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  • dullcrayon May 11, 2010

    is it a 3 speed or 4 speed

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No overheating problems lately? good! now get car warmed up, put idle and check fluid for correct level, and also to see if it seems burnt or is black, if its black, have the oil and filter serviced, if it red go to Autozone and purchase a can of Sea Foam Trans tune and pour in half a bottle into trans filler tube. Run it through all the gears for about five minutes, letting it settle into each selected position for a bit, then try and drive it around for a couple of miles to see if anything has changed perferably your supposed to drive it around for 15 miles. Now if that didnt work, you will still have to get the the fluid sucked out and changed, i know that some will be left over in the torque convertor, but it shouldnt hurt it, and your transmission isnt working anyway..you probably have a bad first to second gear shift solenoid, and will have to be taken to a shop to have repaired. good luck. i hope its as simple as this. any feedback would be apperciated.

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  • dullcrayon May 12, 2010

    does it have a fill tube or not? i suggest replacing the tranny filter and fill with new fluid. most if not all 4 speed automatic tranny do not have a fill tube you check the level by pulling the plug and adding fluid until it starts coming out of plug hole

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