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Difficulties Changing Gears

4.0

definitely annoying
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
215,650 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (1 reports)
1990 Pontiac Tempest electrical problems

electrical problem

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1990 Pontiac Tempest Owner Comments

problem #1

Jun 102008

Tempest LE 3.1L

  • Manual transmission
  • 215,616 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Ive spent a lot on this car and Im not giving up on it yet! When I bought the 90PontiacTempestLE 3.1LV-6 (Manual Trans), When changing gears eg. 1st 2nd or 3rd and, I let off or just touch the gas pedal It chugs and the car shakes violently, until Ive applied more gas pedal, then it smooths out. The (check eng light) comes and goes and then stays on frequently also, when the engine seems to be running great. If you have any Insight into this condition! It has a hydraulic clutch. Luv The Car-Hate the Chugging.

- sos, Calgary, Alta, Canada

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