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Old 05-04-2007, 12:58 AM   #1
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Originally my 1993 ssei car use to take a while to shift. Now it wants to just stay in first and not shift. I doubt i have a bad transmission b/c i just had the seals replace. The mechanic said the tranny was fine unless he just a part changer. Do anybody know what could be the problem. Another problem i have is when i floor the car to the ground, it does move it at all it just graudally pic up speed. what can be the problem
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Year of your Bonnie please
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It'* a 93 SSEi. Yaboy_j, please put that in your signature area (go to "Profile" on the top of the page).

http://www.bonnevilleclub.com/forum/...ic.php?t=77076
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Hey Ed you said Shift solenoid....I went to the sie but it only showed 1997 up.. Do they have those for 93 and where is it located?
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93 would be vaccum
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I was bringing a 92 SSE from an inspection/test drive back to it'* owners, and during a very hot summer day (mid 90'*) the tranny wouldn't get out of first.

I kicked the heat on, tried manually shifting the gear shift in and out, and nothing was doing it. Pulled over onto a side street once I got off the freeway (which was conveniently not going faster then 30) and opened up the hood, let her cool down, and after 10 minutes all was back to normal.
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93 would be vaccum
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Please don't confuse a solenoid with a vacuum modulator.

97 solenoids aren't compatible because it'* not the same transmission. And for a solenoid, maybe we should troubleshoot it before you start tearing your transmission apart.
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Vacuum modulators don't prevent a shift.

We need to get a scantool on this car to determine if the shift is even being requested. In the meantime, please use the Techinfo article regarding reading codes on your car. You don't need a scantool to read the codes on a 93.
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