99 Pontiac firebired TRANSMISSION issues


Asked by Nov 15, 2013 at 09:57 PM about the 1999 Pontiac Firebird Base

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have a 1999 Pontiac Firebird 3.8L V6 car ... this issue is most of the time. every once in a while all is well and working fine but what it does is I put car in drive to start driving it starts off in 3rd gear ...  i can manually shift down to 2nd gear and then shift to 3rd from there  but 1st is not available at all.  when car is doing this it also has NO kickdown or passing gear. Like i said occasionally I will get in car and forget to shift down to 2nd gear and it is absolutely fine running like there is nothing wrong. I kill it ... park for a few hors and its back to loked in 3rd. any ideas... i hae replaces the 2 shift solonoids with known good parts from another transmission pulled from a 97 camaro. but that did not fix it.

2 Answers


how about the speed sensor ?, your describing trans. limp mode

2 people found this helpful.

Would that cause intermittent? Guess it could if senso is going out or wiring loose... Thanks I'll look into that.

Your Answer:

Pontiac Firebird Experts

  • #1
    Samuel Moore
  • #2
  • #3
    Tom Demyan
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Chevrolet Camaro
262 Great Deals out of 27,422 listings starting at $2,900
Used Chevrolet Corvette
86 Great Deals out of 15,159 listings starting at $4,499
Used Ford Mustang
308 Great Deals out of 40,433 listings starting at $1,000
Used Ford Mustang SVT Cobra
230 listings starting at $7,300
Used Chevrolet Silverado 1500
1,835 Great Deals out of 159,055 listings starting at $1,200
Used Chevrolet Monte Carlo
3 Great Deals out of 987 listings starting at $1,125
Used Jeep Wrangler
211 Great Deals out of 15,103 listings starting at $3,000
Used Ford F-150
2,355 Great Deals out of 199,739 listings starting at $1,300
Used Chevrolet Impala
517 Great Deals out of 26,173 listings starting at $995

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.