I have a 2000 Chevy Malibu mileage is only 148000 and it's hard for the car to switch out of lower gear I haven't had any problems with the car so far, what could be the issue?

Asked by Jun 10, 2015 at 04:59 AM about the 2000 Chevrolet Malibu FWD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Had the car for 6 years with no
problem but it went threw a little
flood damage, but the car was never
under water

2 Answers


Sticky shift solenoids is my first guess, they are a common failure, see if there are any trans codes in the computer memory. But don't wait too long these trannies won't last long if the shift pressures aren't correct.

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Also check the fluid when it is hot. If its low add some lucas trans stop slip ( its almost to 175k which is considered high milage) make sure u check it in neutral with the car hot and put the parking brake on. Have u ever gotten a trans flush? DONT if u have never. It will kill it instantly cause the cars used to that fluid.

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