My 1997 pioniac grand prix won't shift into gears after 1st in drive, I just change the transmission fluid and filter and put in this stuff that makes it not shift hard and fix slipping shifts.

Kurtis Zaloudek

Asked by Jan 31, 2015 at 02:30 PM about the 1997 Pontiac Grand Prix 2 Dr GT Coupe

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

It got worse after putting that stuff in

4 Answers


Sounds like a bad 1-2 shift solenoid in the transmission. Not a cheap fix! The additive probably gummed up the other solenoids as well. HTH. -Jim

Kurtis Zaloudek

It's has a rebuild transmission in it, it's only 3 years old, with 20000 miles on it

Kurtis Zaloudek

It only happens in drive not when I do it manually


That's not surprising. My '02 Impala had a rebuild GM transmission in it. It was a retired police car. About 2 months after I bought it the transmission started bucking and the check engine light came on. I had it repaired under GMs transferrable warranty. The transmission had less than 30,000 miles on it. My Chevy dealer told me 3 of the shift solenoids were bad. HTH. -Jim

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