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WHAT COULD BE CAUSING MY TRANSMISSION TO SHIFT LATE?

2001 Saturn L200 • 130,000 miles

It won't shift into any of the gears until you reach 4000 rpms
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Carriegess
October 14, 2011.



It could be a shift solenoid, low fluid, control module. Has the check engine light come on?
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Just to add to this one if you let up on the gas a little will it shift to the next higher gear?

Saturntech9
Oct 14, 2011.
Yes the check engine light is on

Tiny
Carriegess
Oct 14, 2011.
Usually when you have to let up on the gas for the transmission to shift on that car its due to a plugged cat. Take it to a auto parts store and have it scanned for codes post the exact code numbers not the code descriptions.

Saturntech9
Oct 14, 2011.
I have a 2002 L200 that does exactly that. Shifts into 2nd at high rpm until I let off the gas a little. It happens only on initial start in any weather. After warmed up, it seems to shift better. You mentioned a plugged cat might be the issue. What is the cat?

Tiny
RickEEE
Apr 29, 2012.

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