car doesn't always shift out of its final gear

Asked by May 11, 2017 at 01:20 AM about the 2002 Chevrolet Malibu LS

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

chevy malibu doesn't shift proper all the time ... on ocassion it stays it 3 rd
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Before someone tells you the tranny is shot, you can recode the transmission control module for timing shifts. This is a project for a mid level mechanic, if you are not familiar I wouldn't attempt it yourself. Run the car by a reputable shop and ask them to look at the control module. If its functioning properly... unfortunately the tranny is going out. Best of luck!

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