I have a 2004 Buick Park Avenue that has about 145,000 miles. Problem: It shifts hard after it warms up. Why and how can I get it fixed?

Asked by Jan 10, 2015 at 02:07 PM about the 2004 Buick Park Avenue Base

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Transmission shifts hard after car warms up or driving 15-20 miles.  Why and how do I
get this fixed?

2 Answers

905

Have someone hold the brake and shift it from park to reverse to drive while you look into the engine compartment watching the motor mount and transmission mounts, you shouldn't observe a lot of play, if you do they may need replaced. If not it could be the clutch plates internal to the transmission. Mounts are not cheap but compared to a transmission rebuild, they are. hope this gives you some direction, best wishes.

905

You may want the person to hold break and put in drive and lightly apply gas to really see if engine raises excessively. What is excessive? More than a fraction of an inch (3/8 or more) the mounts are metal and bonded rubber and besides holding the engine and trans in place they absorb shifting if you have one that tore, when the engine shifts it can be felt .

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

  • 1998 Buick Park Avenue Ultra --- Hard Shifting (at times) 11 answers

    We have a 1998 Buick Park Avenue Ultra. Periodically (as in not all the time) the car shifts hard in first or second. Usually it does not happen. It is not an everyday thing or even an every week...

    1998 Buick Park Avenue 4 Dr Ultra Supercharged Sedan

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • Buick park avenue fuel gage, 3 answers

    My fuel gage does not ready how much fuel is in it , the gas light still dings when it's low and if I take a hard turn the gas light will ding then too , what could it be

    2000 Buick Park Avenue

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • Have a 2004 Buick Park Ave. While driving, the break light came on and will not turn off. Any recommendation how to fix? 2 answers

    Have a 2004 Buick Park Ave. While driving, the break light came on and will not turn off. Any recommendation how to fix?

    2004 Buick Park Avenue Base

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • 1995 Buick park avenue stuck in 1st... sometimes. 3 answers

    It has about 150K, well maintained. Recently sometimes the speedometer stops working, the engine revs and the trans won't shift beyond 1st. For all these things to happen at once I assume it must be...

    1995 Buick Park Avenue 4 Dr STD Sedan

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • Buick Park Avenue pricing 9 answers

    I'm looking at 1995 Buick Park Avenue. attery was recently put into the car. The engine was supposedly taken care of well. The body has minor dents, scratches and scrapes (not a big concern to me). ...

    1995 Buick Park Avenue

    -

    Shopping & Pricing

Search Buick Park Avenue Questions

Buick Park Avenue Experts

#1 Jking1838
Jking1838
Reputation 900
#2 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 600
#3 Jim Campbell
Jim Campbell
Reputation 540
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Buick LeSabre
11 Great Deals out of 2,359 listings starting at $1,768
Used Buick LaCrosse
403 Great Deals out of 20,692 listings starting at $1,495
Used Buick Regal
212 Great Deals out of 11,109 listings starting at $2,195
Used Cadillac DeVille
1,964 listings starting at $1,600
Used Chevrolet Impala
928 Great Deals out of 36,398 listings starting at $1,800
Used Buick Century
1,079 listings
Used Chevrolet Tahoe
1,070 Great Deals out of 31,943 listings starting at $1,495
Used Lincoln Town Car
41 Great Deals out of 2,138 listings starting at $1,999
Used Cadillac Escalade
356 Great Deals out of 11,010 listings starting at $2,995