Question about 2003 Buick Regal
2003 Buick Regal. Transmission shifts hard at times. Most of the time shifts normally. Shift seems like old speed shift. Hard engagement. Will be normal for a few days and then act up several times on occasional days. Oil and filter changed approximately 1400 mile ago. It was acting same before transmission service and service manager or mechanic said he did not think I had transmission problem. Car did not shift erratic with him. Car has 54,000 miles and has been maintained.
Any suggestions will be appreciated.
This is a common problem on some GM cars. There is a pressure control valve in the side cover of the transmission that needs to be replaced. The transmission does not have to be rebuilt. You will need to get a side cover gasket also.
Posted on Apr 28, 2009
I have researched this issues for hours online. Almost every answer was the same. Here goes: install a transgo shift kit. It is the cheapest and easiest solution and it solves almost all harsh shifting issues. You can do it yourself. There are many DIY videos online. Also, apparently, the best place to call for help or to go for help is triple edge performance... Good luck to you all and to myself since I am going to be attempting this solution after the holidays...
Posted on Dec 23, 2018
Got p1181. auto shop says needs new tramission. showing hard shift times
Posted on Sep 27, 2010
I have found more times than not the trans fluid is low or to full. Wrong quantity of fluid can severely decrease performance and cause hard shifting and gear slippage. Fluid and filter replacement is a good idea if not done in a while. Hard shifting and gear slippage is not always because of the trans, it could be the feul system or combustion, regular tune ups are very important, plugs and wires do way more than help start the car.
Posted on Mar 18, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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