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My '99 Malibu is shifting hard when it starts to get warm. I've taken to a tranny shop and they couldn't find anything wrong. someone mentioned about the motor mounts? how serious is this? and will it cost a lot to fix?

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The shift linkage to transmission may be out of adjustment. on the chevy malibus the tps ( throttle position sensor ) has a big effect on how tranny shifts. check tps first. it is on side of throttle body, at the throttle plate.

Posted on Nov 21, 2010

  • carl Nov 21, 2010

    i forgot to mention check tps first!!

  • carl Nov 21, 2010

    to test tps, take off connector then use a ohms tester to check. put a lead on top connection of tps and other lead on center contact. move throttle plate slowly, if it jumps at anytime it is going bad. but if the needle on tester does not jump and is smooth. it is ok. move it very slowly!!

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Make sure you don't have a air leak somewhere listen under the hood with it running for air leak. also do you have a check engine light on ?

Posted on Jun 29, 2011

  • Junior bacon Nov 01, 2012

    no check engine lights off it just shakes when it stops

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