I have a 2002 Sunfire with a 2

Tiny
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  • 2002 PONTIAC SUNFIRE
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I have a 2002 Sunfire with a 2.2L engine (not ecotech) and I have an issue with a small transmission fluid leak, which I am topping it up regularly until I can get that resolved, however, I am not noticing when driving that the engine is revving up a bit.

Transmission Fluid leak, which will be getting repaired once I have the money to do so, but since 2 days ago, am noticing that the car revs higher than normal when driving. For example, normally at 60 km/h, the car will rev at 1500 to 2000 RPM. Now its at 3000 RPM, which almost seems like its not shifting into a higher gear anymore.

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Sunday, February 5th, 2012 AT 2:27 PM

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Tiny
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Any CEL? Sounds like no OD.
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Sunday, February 5th, 2012 AT 3:22 PM
Tiny
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Sorry for sounding a bit stupid, but not sure on what CEL is, would that be a sensor of some sort? Thanks for your reply by the way.
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Sunday, February 5th, 2012 AT 3:39 PM
Tiny
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Check engine light. OD is overdrive
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Sunday, February 5th, 2012 AT 3:41 PM
Tiny
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Ah yeah see, I knew I was missing something obvious, and actually yes, have had check engine light on for awhile (like 2 years), but was one of those things, it was on. Car was working fine, no weird noises or the like, so just kept driving like that.
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Sunday, February 5th, 2012 AT 3:43 PM
Tiny
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Have codes read may show something trans related in addition to what ever had made it go on before.
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Sunday, February 5th, 2012 AT 3:46 PM
Tiny
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Some auto chain store read codes for free.
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Sunday, February 5th, 2012 AT 3:46 PM
Tiny
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Excellent, than you very much, will see if I can get that done, know of any in canada from memory? I have my mechanic I go to, but am pretty sure he doesn't have what is needed to read those codes since he works out of a garage in his backyard. Thanks again.
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Sunday, February 5th, 2012 AT 3:49 PM
Tiny
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Code readers have become fairly inexpensive so he may have 1? Any half serious mechanic should? I'm not familiar with canadian auto stores though. You could call around and check.
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Sunday, February 5th, 2012 AT 4:54 PM
Tiny
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Well I shall definitely try that, he's only up the road from me a little bit, so will see if he does, just to ease my mind, will I do any damage to the vehicle driving it in that condition? Moreso than that is already done anyway? Thanks much.
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Sunday, February 5th, 2012 AT 5:00 PM
Tiny
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Cannot give definite answer on damage other than it sounds like possible electrical control issue rather than mechanical. Best I can do over internet.
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Sunday, February 5th, 2012 AT 5:12 PM
Tiny
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No that is definitely helpful, I thank you much for helping me out
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Sunday, February 5th, 2012 AT 5:14 PM

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