is it normal to run and hold 3000rpm at 65 to 70mph

Asked by Nov 27, 2014 at 06:34 PM about the 2000 Pontiac Grand Prix

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

it seems like it should shift into another gear but it holds at 3000rpm if i let of the gas it
will drop down to 1500rpm

1 Answer

5,165

You should be able to feel it shift through four gears which includes overdrive. If you can't feel it you should be able to see it on your tac as the rpm drops back with each shift. Another way is to manually shift it back down one gear at a time from overdrive. Do it slowly and carefully though. Let the car decelerate before dropping down into the lower gears and don't do this if you're in a bunch of traffic. If you don't have 3 gears plus overdrive, your next stop should be the transmission shop.

Your Answer:

Pontiac Grand Prix Experts

  • #1
    Js08016
    Reputation
    4,740
  • #2
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    3,320
  • #3
    munron
    Reputation
    2,900
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Chevrolet Impala
518 Great Deals out of 26,213 listings starting at $995
Used Chevrolet Monte Carlo
3 Great Deals out of 976 listings starting at $1,125
Used Pontiac Bonneville
330 listings starting at $2,900
Used Pontiac Grand Am
736 listings starting at $2,490
Used Chevrolet Malibu
622 Great Deals out of 51,591 listings starting at $1,550
Used Chevrolet Camaro
269 Great Deals out of 27,309 listings starting at $2,900
Used Ford Mustang
303 Great Deals out of 40,193 listings starting at $1,312
Used Pontiac Firebird
5 Great Deals out of 686 listings starting at $3,995
Used Nissan Altima
850 Great Deals out of 62,221 listings starting at $1,000
Used Honda Accord
728 Great Deals out of 103,269 listings starting at $999

Used Cars For Sale

2008 Pontiac Grand Prix For Sale
8 Great Deals out of 266 listings starting at $1,690
2007 Pontiac Grand Prix For Sale
233 listings starting at $2,295
2006 Pontiac Grand Prix For Sale
3 Great Deals out of 286 listings starting at $1,500
2005 Pontiac Grand Prix For Sale
216 listings starting at $1,995

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.