My car is shifting hard into gears, what do I do?

  • 1999 SATURN SW2
  • 165,000 MILES
I have replaced the engine mounts, which were shredded, and I have done a fluid flush and added lucas to it as well. The problem has gotten a little better, it doesn't shift as hard, but it is still there. What should I do next?
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Saturday, August 27th, 2011 AT 2:43 PM

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First of all I dont recomend putting any additives in that transmission. Most of the time those cars shift hard is because of a bad pressure regulator in the valve body. You have to replace the valve body and air check the clutches with compressed air. Before you do that do you have any codes in the computer?If you havent checked you need to do that now. You also will have to do a pressure test on the transmission its best to do a step pressure test but you cant do that without a scan tool without the special test software. You have to atleast do a high low pressure test but you will have to buy a transmission pressure tester.I recomend the otc one that does oil and transmission fluid pressure thats the one that I have I got mine at www. Tooltopia. Com its reasonable about 60 something I think. You will also need a air compressor and a rubber blow tip nozzle to air check the clutch packs later.
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Saturday, August 27th, 2011 AT 4:22 PM

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