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1992-1999 Series I L27 (1992-1994 SE,SLE, SSE) & Series II L36 (1995-1999 SE, SSE, SLE) and common problems for the Series I and II L67 (all supercharged models 92-99) Including Olds 88's, Olds LSS's and Buick Lesabres Please use General Chat for non-mechanical issues, and Performance and Brainstorming for improvements.

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Old 01-13-2006, 09:31 PM   #1
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1st gear dont work no more



still works great on the highway but no low end power.

trans time?
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In your Olds?
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Describe your symptoms as best you can. Very detailed.

Got an SES light?
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no SES light, suddenlty it would not start in first or downshift.

however


I did a few 3000RPM "rwd burnout" type maneuvers and it just came back. go figure.


Basically it would not downshift to first, and would not start in first, just second from a stop.
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A few possibilities. Not all trans related. TPS is one.

I owe you for a MAF sensor. Let'* talk this out. I may have a spare for you to try.

Can you pull codes at all?
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A few possibilities. Not all trans related. TPS is one.

I owe you for a MAF sensor. Let'* talk this out. I may have a spare for you to try.

Can you pull codes at all?

I have spare TPS too, no actron scanner sorry. no SES light tho. It seems to be ok for now though, cant seem to reproduce the problem.

I am getting close to getting rid of this car anyway tho License plates expire next month so it would be nice to get rid of it - replace it with a L67 because if the trans dies it is going to the salvage yard. There is one trans shop within 100 miles here, AMMCO..and I am not paying 2100 bucks to have it rebuilt.


anyway I plan on going skiiing tomorrow so I will be going up about 3000 feet, most of that drive is in 1st so we will see if it makes it (I have USAA towing insurance for 100 miles if needed so all is good)
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I'm amazed you're topic hasn't been moved yet.
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it has the same trans and motor as a bonneville of its year
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it has the same trans and motor as a bonneville of its year
1997 Oldsmobile LSS 3800 SeriesII Supercharged V6 engine vin 1, 4T65-E HD transaxle w/ 2.93. Hmmmm... that doesn't sound like a 97+ SSEi does it?
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It wsa left here because this problem is identical to what we would see. If it were some other accessory, wiring, interior or something like that, it would be on "other H". Simply to prevent confusion with new members in this section.
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