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    2001 Eldorado ETC No Fourth Gear!

    Hey all,

    Hoping someone can shed some light on this for me, I have a 2001 ETC w/ 80k miles on it, on the way to Chicago this weekend I went to pass a truck on the interstate and realized the car wasn't dropping down into passing gear, when I get on it the rpm's shoot up to 5000 and the transmission never down shifts.

    I did some searching but am unsure as to whether or not the shift solenoid would cause the car not to go into passing gear??

    Also their are no diagnostic codes to pull which makes this even harder to diagnose...

    Thanks for any help,

    Matt

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    Re: 2001 Eldorado ETC No Fourth Gear!

    It sounds like it's not fourth that you're missing.

    To me it sounds like it is down-shifting but you're slipping in second- the bands can't handle the torque applied. Someone with more auto trans expertise, please help this guy out.


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    Re: 2001 Eldorado ETC No Fourth Gear!

    Any tips on diagnosing the exact cause would be more than appreciated, with the low miles and the history of this car I find it hard to believe the transmissions going already..

    Thanks,

    Matt

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    Re: 2001 Eldorado ETC No Fourth Gear!

    I can shift gears 1-3 without a problem just tested it. Don't know if this could help narrow it down or not..

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    Re: 2001 Eldorado ETC No Fourth Gear!

    bump?

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    Re: 2001 Eldorado ETC No Fourth Gear!

    i had a problem like this but not in the caddy tranny
    it was in my Blazer
    it happens to be the 2-3 transmission solenoid that was bad
    with that they where able to get in there and replace it with the transmission open
    but im not sure if they can do that if that even is your issue with the tran's still in the car
    but that is what was wrong with mine at the time
    are you getting any codes in the on board system ?

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    Re: 2001 Eldorado ETC No Fourth Gear!

    Seems to me it is the 2-4 solenoid or the ecm. But like 97eldo coupe said a experienced trans. mech would be more help. mike

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    Re: 2001 Eldorado ETC No Fourth Gear!

    have you thought about stoping by a trans shop
    in the last 15 year i have been to sevral untill i found the one shop that i trust and does great work
    but out of 5 Tran's Shops in 3 citys not ones has one ever asked for a dianostic fee
    usualy they don't ask for them and will even say bring it in and we can test it out for free and let you know what it is
    something about trans shops they will diagnose a problem for free when a Mechanic will ask for there regular hourly rate or a set rate to check a problem
    but have never had this at the tran's shop i go to or any of them
    maybe you can find a shop and take it out figure it out

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    Re: 2001 Eldorado ETC No Fourth Gear!

    Do you have good 1st gear? Is it ok driving in drive only? The od band might be bad.

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