1996 Chevy Cavalier help

Tiny
KEPNER_NORMAN
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  • 1996 CHEVROLET CAVALIER
  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 210,000 MILES
I have a 96 chevy caviler, that I beleive might have a trans problem. Awhile back I was driving back home from work and heard a loud pop(almost like a shot gun)then the car would only do 30miles an hour. The car has been sitting for about 2 months now and today, as iwas checking it out and driving. The car would get up to 45 mph but would not switch gears and the tach was at 3500. Is there something that has gone out or is the trans shot?Some people at the parts store have said there is a 50.00 part that needs to be replaced and will fix the problem. Is this possible? And what part is it?Last question do I need to look at replacing the trans?The motor and eveything else runs and looks good no problems there. Thanks for your time norman
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Sunday, June 15th, 2008 AT 9:44 PM

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Tiny
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Hello,

Ok, you vehicle is in what is called Limp Mode. This allows you to at least get the vehicle somewhere to have it checked.

If it is a 4 speed then there are a couple Shift Selenoids inside the tranny on the Valve Body. One or both may have broke. To check this you can remove the Tanny Pan. Here are a couple pics.....

1st 2nd Shift


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/188069_1st2ndshift_1.jpg



Lock-up, 3/2 Shift


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/188069_LockUp3_2shift_1.jpg

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Monday, June 16th, 2008 AT 3:27 PM

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