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Old 11-14-2005, 12:00 AM   #1
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Yeah so anyway, if I am going up even just a small incline, at 55 the car jerks like it is wanting to shift. It'* almost like the tranny can't make up its mind. I have been instigating the problem to see if I can figure it out. No luck. It doesn't do it at any other time while driving. Also, if I give it more gas it goes ahead and shifts and it'* alright.

Have I got a bad tranny or what.

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Might be the clutch pack. Sometimes those go. I used to have a 99 Blazer, and the 3-4 CP went out twice in the almost 100k I put on it. The gearheads will chime in soon.
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sounds like plugs and/or wires also
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if I am going up even just a small incline, at 55 the car jerks like it is wanting to shift. It'* almost like the tranny can't make up its mind.
Those symptoms indicate a possible TCC problem, or valve body fault. .02
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what is TCC fault??

and valve body also


how hard are they to fix
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TCC requires the trans to be out of the car. Both are best fixed by professional trans people.
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are you throwing a CEL?? if it was plugs and wires it would be a misfire which should throw a light.

my guess would have been plugs/wires or the TCC.
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what is TCC fault??

and valve body also


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TCC - Torque Converter Clutch, when the TCC is applied after vehicle conditions are met, the torque convereter is locked in synchronization with the engine. There is a very very small amount of slippage allowed though. This is all controlled by the PCM.
Valve Body - Internal to the transmission, it has to do with some of the control of TCC. I think it can be replaced by removing transmission side cover-transmission installed. You really should take it to a GM or reputable transmission service. They can put the tech II scan tool on and actually control TCC & force into the TCC apply, or engage mode to assist in troubleshooting your particular problem. But rule out the ign side first, check plugs & wires.
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okay thanks gang, I'll cruise up to the GM dealer tomorrow, and see what they come up with.

Thanks again

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Had the same exact problem, turn out to be a presure control something or another.

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