2003 Chevrolet Impala won’t shift

impala
chevrolet

#1

i have a few question actually guess my first one since its new is why is my security light staying on? why dont i have turn signals, hazard, or reverse lights? why wont my car shift into 2nd gear? the rpms rim up like i was in neutral so i have to take it to 3rd manually an even then i can only go about 30-40 mph. it use to take me going up a hill for it to kick into second gear. its always a hit an miss with it shifting but when it does she drives like a beast. thank you for you help


#2

Check for bad relay or fuse. Read your owners manual

Quote :the rpms rim up like i was in neutral so i have to take it to 3rd manually an even then i can only go about 30-40 mph. it use to take me going up a hill for it to kick into second gear. its always a hit an miss with it shifting but when it does she drives like a beast. thank you for you help

Check transmission fluid. It could be old or has a low level


#3

It may not be an expensive repair. Transmissions after 1990 or so are controlled electronically by the engine computer. External parts called “solenoids” are signalled by the computer to shift gears. A bad fuse, bad connector (GM is notorious for this), or burned out solenoid are all valid causes and inexpensive to repair.

Since you mention other electrical/electronic issues, I suspect this could be electronic also.