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Oldsmobile Aurora Transmission Pressure Control Solenoid Failure May Cause Erratic Shifting

Oldsmobile Aurora Problem
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Model Years Affected: 1995, 1998, 1999, 2001, 2002

Average Mileage: 115,661 mi (50,000 mi - 165,000 mi)


The transmission pressure control solenoid may fail causing erratic shifting. Our technicians tell us that partial dis-assembly of the transmission is necessary to replace a failed pressure control solenoid.

  • Visitor, , 165,000 mi

    transmission kicks

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  •  Rookie

    clunking shift from park into drive or reverse. Kill switch on battery works fine but aremoval of 12v from computer may do the dame thing in clearing memory on computer.

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  • Visitor, , 50,000 mi

    When I drove up a hill, before shifting the car seemed to skip a gear. It would momentarily drop down the hill before going up it sometimes.

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  • Visitor, , 132,000 mi

    Solenoid for 450.00 after I did full tune up. New plugs and wires..egr valve..ignition..calytetic converter. All 4 new coil packs. Fuel injected flush. Air compressor. Tensioner belt
    ..water pump over the last 20,000 miles

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  • Visitor, , 165,000 mi

    Not yet fixed. This has been an intermittent problem. When clunking we also note that the transmission does not shift into overdrive or high gear. When we hit a snowbank or something the problem will often stop and everything will work great for a while. Don't know what starts the clunking problem again. My mechanic has been going over the car for several days and has been unable to find out what the problem is. Took it in to him about three weeks ago but the problem had quite for a while and he could not make it start again. This intermittent problem started at the same time we had to have the heater blower motor replaced (coincidence?).

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  • Visitor, , 98,454 mi

    Intermittent rough shifting,then it shifts fine. Change the tranny oil, did not help, issue still occuring off and on

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