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1994 Geo Metro Automatic Transmission

My automatic transmission would not shift gears unless I shifted them my self. I bought the car that way and have driven it over a year now. Well I got tire of shifting an automatic so I bought another transmission and had it installed. It still does the same thing..... WHY?????? ...... It has to be something simple. I am disabled and this is my only car. I can drive it fine, but if something happens to me and my wife has to drive it then we are screwed. She just can't seem to learn to shift the thing.

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  • Santa Clause Oct 29, 2008

    Where would this be located?? I heard it might be some kind of sensor but don't have a clue as to where it is.

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  • BCcracker12 Nov 11, 2008

    My 94 is the same way, and has been that way for a year or so, but now I think the clutches are slipping, it mainly does this when it is cold outside, I am going to pull my transmission out and have guy look at it I will write back my findings later, the transmission guy also spoke of a sensor that might be the problem. More to come

    Mr. Chester

  • Lynn87 Dec 25, 2008

    I have the same problem i have put in 3 trannys now. i have to down shift still I need HELP.....

  • Anonymous Dec 28, 2008

    i have the same problem. how much would it cost to fix the transmission controller?

  • Megan Jul 30, 2013

    There is a tranny computer in the old geo's. Our 94 metro was the same way and we went to a junk yard and pulled a tran. computer from one there (alot cheaper than the $100 plus for a new one). It solved the problem and ran like new. No more having to shift an automatic. HTH Megan

  • Megan Jul 30, 2013

    There is a tranny computer in the old geo's. Our 94 metro was the same way and we went to a junk yard and pulled a tran. computer from one there (alot cheaper than the $100 plus for a new one). It solved the problem and ran like new. No more having to shift an automatic! HTH Megan



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There is a transmission controller that is located under the dash beside the right hand side of the steering column. It is held on to a bracket by two 10mm bolts. A change in that transmission control computer will make the transmission shift like new

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This is a possiable transmission control module problem, yes the trans is computer controlled, also check for transmission codes.

Posted on Oct 29, 2008

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    Marvin Oct 29, 2008

    This is not a sensor, sensors are an input, it is the controller, it is an output, it is under the dash on the drivers side, you really need a manual to ID it.



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