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97 Metro - Downshifting

Transmission God's,

I just bought a 97 Metro with 135,000 miles on it. It runs and shifts great, however, it won't downshift from 3rd to 2nd. I've tried double clutching to no avail. Am I looking at a rebuild situation or just a smaller repair?

I found a tranny at a wrecking I can get for $95. Should I buy that rebuild it and have an extra?

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  • hutch007 Jun 17, 2008

    Yes, the 1st to 2cd worked . I actually discovered it before I got your response but you were obviously on the right track. I still need to have the transaxle fluid changed.



    Thank you!

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If you act like you are going to shift into first and before you do you pull back to 2nd or actually put it in first then to 2nd without the clutch. You might check your transaxle oil and also iol your shifter under the boot it can bind there.

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