Erratic Shifting of the Automatic Transmission on Pontiac Aztek

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.

RepairPal Verified
Average mileage: 137,654 (80,000–200,000)
Drive Trains affected: AWD, FWD
5 model years affected: 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, more2005
24 people reported this problem
Get Your Car Fixed at a RepairPal Certified Shop.
We certify shops based on expertise, quality work, and verified customer reviews
Viewing 1 - 9 of 9 problem details
2003 Pontiac Aztek - AWD 135,000 mi,
Vehicles transmission is shifting hard around 2800-4000 rpm's.
2004 Pontiac Aztek - AWD 138,000 mi,
Shifts hard between 2nd and 3rd haven't gotten to fix it yet.
2003 Pontiac Aztek - FWD 137,087 mi,
Not fixed yet, just started! Not every time, but 4 outta 10 times it happens. It happens when starting to go into 1st gear from a dead stop, it's a thud or something th n it will take off just fine, don't do it in any other gear or tome
2003 Pontiac Aztek - AWD 120,000 mi,
Shifts very hard. Thinking Pontiac Aztec is junk
2004 Pontiac Aztek - AWD 140,000 mi,
Trans shifts at around 3500 to 4000 rpms
2005 Pontiac Aztek - AWD 80,000 mi,
Dull "thud" or "thump" when shifting through lower gears. No lights came on - just took it to a shop that hooked it up and ran codes - they said my transmission is shot.
2004 Pontiac Aztek - AWD 172,700 mi,
The vehicle starts up with no problem, put it in drive, give it gas and then it doesn't go pass 1 rpm or sometimes it will not go at all ; just idles.
2003 Pontiac Aztek - FWD 200,000 mi,
Not shifting properly first second
2004 Pontiac Aztek - FWD 130,000 mi,
revs to about 2000 rpms before it starts to pull in first gear.. they when going to 2nd it revs to about 5000 rpms then goes in gear