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Erratic Shifting of the Automatic Transmission on Buick Riviera

Problem Description and Possible Solution

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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Buick Riviera Vehicles With This Problem

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Average mileage: 148,687 (112,000–190,000)
3 model years affected: 1997, 1998, 1999
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First drive is fine once stopped then restart continue drive mostly at one speed 45 mph it will hard shift itself then continue jerk shifting approx 10 times in a 3 mile span not repaired