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Old 04-27-2014, 09:50 PM   #11
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I would check the governor to see if the gears are OK. Sister had a Suburu and the governor had a cheap nylon (or cheaper plastic) and the governor gear just pop off at the shaft; the shaft was plastic as well.
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Rock Auto does not list a governor in their parts list. If not governor I would go back to the control solenoids.
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There is no governor it'* controlled by the PCM.
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I found a tech bulletin. Codes are not always set when a part fails or other issues appears, I know from experience.

This bulletin is being revised to add the 2004 model year as well as the Chevrolet Classic model. Please discard Corporate Bulletin Number 02-07-30-022A (Section 07-Transmission/Transaxle).

Some customers may comment that the Service Engine Soon (SES) indicator is illuminated and that while the light is illuminated, transmission shifts are extremely harsh.

These types of conditions may be caused by an intermittent connection at the transaxle 20-way connector to the wiring harness interface.

If a DTC was recorded and the Freeze Frame and Failure Records back it up, a problem existed at one time with the wiring and/or the connectors between the transaxle and the PCM. Therefore, a thorough inspection and/or repair of the wiring harness at the transaxle 20-way connector for one or more of the following conditions may be warranted.

The wiring harness is stretched too tightly or other components are pressing on the connector body itself causing a downward pressure on the connector body and possible intermittent contact of the wiring terminals. Ensure proper clearance to any other components and wiring (i.e. hoses, battery cables, etc.).
The terminals are not fully seated into the cavity of the connector body.
The male terminals in the transaxle portion of the connector may be in the wrong position (i.e. bent).
The female terminals may be loose and are not making proper contact. Check the tension with the proper terminal tester from the GM Terminal Test Kit J 35616-A or J 35616-92. If the tension is low, replace the terminal. Do not try to re-form the terminal.
The crimp of the terminal to the wire may not be satisfactory (i.e. loose, over insulation, etc.).
The wiring connector is not properly seated and locked in position. Ensure proper seating of the connector into the transaxle and that the connector is properly locked in place.

I had the code for the wiring but can not get it to paste in correctly. Maybe I will take a screenshot if it is needed.
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Where is the transmission computer located?
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The engine and transmission are controlled by the same computer that is located in the air cleaner assembly.
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Sounds like your going to need to get your hands on a high end scanner that can command the transmission into gear and do some electrical diagnoses before you go into the transmission and replace a shift solenoid. Also going to need a full wiring diagram of the transmission harness.
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Blahh!!! So your saying there is nothing I can do from home to tell if the problem is the transmission itself or something else....Again...Blah!!! I bought this car and the guy said nothing about the transmission not working.
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Sorry Joe, as with most cars today it is hard to diagnose anything without the aid of a good scanner unless you spot something obvious. Just today I had to buy a 80.00 pressure tester to check the cooling system on my Cadillac. It'* not cheep and easy to work on your own cars now days and with as many crooks there out in the world it'* hard to find someone you trust to work on them for you.

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I re-scanned for codes today with the car running. I got these codes TPS sensor malfunction code p0122 and code p1122. Kinda makes sense to me since the transmission is acting like it doesn't know your giving it throttle but I don't know if it works like that. Next step is to check the TPS sensor. Could this have anything to do with it not shifting?
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