Car Will Not Shift Into Overdrive, Runs Rough/Dies When Put Into Gear

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Asked by Apr 18, 2014 at 08:32 PM about the 1987 Cadillac Brougham Base Sedan

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Hello All,

I have a 1987 Cadillac Brougham, which will not shift into overdrive.  It also dies when
initially putting into gear, unless I step on the gas.  After it gets going, and I stop, it just
seems to run rough when stopped in gear.  Runs smooth when idling in P & N, and at
all other speeds in gear.

I know it's getting old, and the overdrive gear gets worn over time, but I'm wondering if
this has to do with the transmission sensor?  Maybe something else?  It is throwing a
code, but I haven't checked it yet, and don't know if it's related to this issue.

Hoping to avoid a tranny rebuild... I think wishful thinking is better than not thinking!!!!

2 Answers

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Get the code checked first. Might be the trans solenoid that controls the torque convertor like you said. Have it diagnosed before you start replacing parts.

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