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?
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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Do you mean upshifting starts way early? Going from 2nd to 3rd in other words?
Ireally don't know your transmission,but the alternator problem might've possibly spiked and hurt your shifting solenoids in the ******. don-ohio (:^)
it's good to change the transmission fluid,but unless it's slipping or hard shifting or hard downshifting, i would wait another 15.000 miles but when you do change the transmission fluid i suggest you add lucas transmission treatment to the fluid change, it frees up sticky valves and does'nt break down as fast as regular fluid does.hope this helps!!!
Try checking your timing to solve the ping problem, your timing might be too far advanced. For the downshifting problem, I have this same issue on my odyssey, On the top of your efi manifold you will see 2 wires that control your throttle, One of them extends to the transmission and basically lets it know when you are pressing firmly on your gas pedal, telling it to downshift. I would adjust it so the cable has some more slack in it, therefore requiring a harder press on the pedal before downshift, and hopefully a sooner upshift. You can also slightly adjust idling problems if the van is running high while in park or drive while sitting. As for the gas vapor purge code, I would first try replacing the egr valve, its only a couple bucks and takes no more than 5 minutes.
Providing there are no oil leaks at all, some transmission stabilizer may help. Any experience i've had with a whining 5 speed, is not good. Usually it's a bearing on it's way out. Try some of this, and see if it makes any difference.
RISLONE® TRANSMISSION STABILIZER
Sounds like your synchronization rings inside the tranny are wearing out try changing the transmission oil and adding product like lucas oil treatment , if it helps lay off the downshifting until your ground speed matches your engine speed for the gear your ring to go in. like really slow speeds ...
Hi, two possible issues here. the first could be a malfunctioning shift solenoid. this can affect the shifting operation. the next issue could be the transmission control model(TCM). if this fails, you will experience abnormal shifting during up and downshifting. I would check these areas as well as the fluid level as well. Some transmissions are sealed and you cant check the fluid level. if you have a transmission dip stick visible, please check the fluid level before you check the other areas.
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As Long as is Does Not grind while UP SHIFTING you R fine , DOWNSHIFTING into 1st Gear BEFORE 20 mph is a Disaster Waiting to Happen EXAMPLE> Just BECAUSE a car CAN run at 120mph does not Mean One SHOULD do it. If it downshifted to 1st gear before 20 mph with OTHER Clutch that was due to WEAR, there MAY be a bit of AIR in the Release bearing or Slave cylinder, That needs to be BLED OUT, DOWNSHIFTING IS NOT A recommended Practice Unless its an EMERGENCY STOP condition, as It Causes Premature Wear on Clutch Disc. I Know this MAY seem UNTRUE as you may have done it for years But IN FACT A Clutch is MADE to Simply Get From LOWER GEAR TO HIGHER GEAR, but if you Downshift ALL of the time you WILL Subject the Clutch to TWICE the WEAR you Should THUS WEARING it OUT TWICE AS FAST $ thats $$$$. A good number of shops wont Advise you this Far as it Would REDUCE THERE Profit. I Hope I Have shed some Light on this delima, And Think of the MONEY you Can SAVE on TWICE the Longevity with 1 Clutch Job. Again I hope this Helps you, And If you FEEL that I Deserve A GOOD RATING Please do so ,as Most folks get there Answers and GO without Rating US LoL Thank You !
Dear sea_lion42, Friday 2-20-2009 11:22pm EST (USA)
Check your transmission fluid which is usually done with the engine warm and running!
If the tran fluid is low add some Lucas Trans Fluid from your local auto parts store!
The knock makes me believe your low on trans fluid!