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Old 03-25-2004, 12:48 AM   #1
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hi, i have a 1997 bonneville sse (137,000,miles) and the transmission doesnt shifit out of first and the speedometer doesnt work until the car is driven and warms up for a while. then it works perfectly. Does anyone have a suggestion as to what might be causing this?

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Sounds like you have a couple problems. One apparently is a shift solonoid. I'd suggest getting your car scanned ASAP. We need codes to help diagnose.

One cheap solution is to have the transmission flushed. It MIGHT help, but is an $80 gamble in some cases.

What does your trans fluid look/smell like?
If you put your year and trim level in your signature, it will help with future posting.
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the fluid looks and smells good.

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the fluid looks and smells good.

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Bad VSS? Car does not know how fast its going, so it cant shift. My truck did that to me when a fuse for the VSS went.

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Fenderman, please put your year and model (trim level) in your signature. It'll help alot. Do you have a HUD? Does it read the same as the Speedo? Can you get a scantool on the car to check the VSS?
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I would guess bad VSS, too. Please clarify.. Does the car shift out of first once it is warmed up?
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hi thanks for the help. I have a 1997 sse with 130k. When the car is not shifting the HUD and the Speedo do not work (i think the car is stuck in second not first.) . Once its warm everything works fine, the speedo and hud work and it shifts perfectly. I told my mechanic to look at the VSS.

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