Erratic Shifting of the Automatic Transmission on Oldsmobile Aurora

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.

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Average mileage: 133,607 (50,000–270,000)
5 model years affected: 1995, 1998, 1999, 2001, more2002
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2001 Oldsmobile Aurora 98,454 mi,
Intermittent rough shifting,then it shifts fine. Change the tranny oil, did not help, issue still occuring off and on
2002 Oldsmobile Aurora 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.
2001 Oldsmobile Aurora 165,000 mi,
transmission kicks
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.
2002 Oldsmobile Aurora 197,000 mi,
Can't find transmission input sensor location.
2001 Oldsmobile Aurora 270,000 mi,
Hard shift from park to drive,!
2001 Oldsmobile Aurora 163,548 mi,
Every morning i go out to get into the car there"s a puddle of transmission fluid on the ground.I have talen it to the shop and he says he need to drop the trans, to correct the problem. Well, the problem with that is, is that i can't afford to pay that to fix it.I'm looking to have it repaired somewhere cheaper. If you hjave any suggestions please let me know.
1995 Oldsmobile Aurora 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
1995 Oldsmobile Aurora 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?).