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Looking to buy 2004 escalade and on the test drive noticed it wasnt shifting out of 2nd gear well at all. Had to let off throttle to make it shift up. Is this common/ simple fix or major concern?

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    Jeffrey Turcotte Nov 14, 2010

    usually caused by a vacuum leak but I would make sure before buying. Check the hose going to the tranny from the intake manifold.

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Hi clinttower,
This is not common but may be a simple fix. I suggest before you purchase it, have it taken your mechanic or dealership of choice and inquire with them on what it may be.
It could be as simple as a transmission flush or more complicated and costly (transmission repair). Also if you can get the carfax or car history report, see if it's been in any accidents previously, never hurts.
P.S. Maybe there's even a recall for a certain sensor by the manufacturer, so give the dealership a call (GM) and explain what's happening and ask if they may be any recalls or TSB (Technical Service Bulletins) concerning this issue.

Posted on Nov 14, 2010

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