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1992 Pontiac Firebird Base 2D Convertible

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May 22, 2012, 12:34 pm

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Question: My car wont shift into drive whats wrong please help

I have a 1995 formula with a LT1 in it it is a automatic.I was driving home from work the other night and the car all the sudden didnt want to shift out.It went into first when i started goin but jerked into second after i let off the gas and hit then pressed it again and will not go into drive at all we jus paid 1500$ for a transmission less then two years ago and 500 on the distrib. 3 months ago and 1 year ago 700 for a A/C compresser we can not sink all this money in it again already please help .!o yeah i also smelled the tranny fluid it does not smell burnt .....please help ! ty


May 31, 2012, 10:00 pm

Tyler O
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Could possibly be a sensor failure of some type, but the way you describe it makes it sound more like an internal failure.

Did you replace the transmission with a NEW unit or a "rebuilt" or a used?

A '95 firebird isn't exactly the best car for someone on a budget. Expect it to need more maintenance in the future as well.


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