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I just bought a 2001 pontiac grand am se with 99890 miles. I would like to know what rpm is the proper shift point from first to second gear? Mine shifts at like 3000 to 3500 rpm and shifts firmly is that normal?

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Shift stratagy, is based on how much throttle you have open and for how long.
So there is not going to be an exact shift point every time, first to second.
Go down a slight hill, and don't use the gas at all,and see how it shifts, on it's own.
It will base that, on the speed sensor,because you got no TPS Signal,other than idle

Posted on Oct 12, 2010

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Hello,well at what rpm it shifts at of course depends on how hard your pressing the accelerator at that moment,if you floor the accelerator it will shift at higher rpm (red line) but if you take off very slowly it should shift at a much lower rpm....but to answer your question 3000-3500 is a good shifting rpm( if the gauge red lines at 6000-6500 rpm) and firm shifting is a good thing,slow,sluggish and hesitant shifting is a sign of bad things to come from a tranny!! ps keep the engine oil,and transmission oil changed for long life out of your car engine and tranny. good luck and enjoy your new car......yz-maniac.

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