GTO Automatic Shift Problem
Alright, I have a 2005 Pontiac GTO, I think I've had it a little under a month now...Blue with Blue Leather...ahhhhhh...lol...Anyway, it's an automatic transmission, and the redline is at 6 Grand on the RPM'S. My problem is this, I never really noticed it before today. I was driving home today, I was on a major highway, and it was a two lanes on each side of the highway kind of deal...I went to speed up to pass some woman, who wanted to be retarded in her ford focus and cut right in front of me. So I had to slow down a bit to avoid rear ending the idiot. Anyway, as soon as the second lane opened up again, I floored it and passed her. The problem that I'm having is that whenever I floor it, it tachs out at 5 instead of at the redline of 6. So I got on the backroad going into my development and came to a complete stop and floored it, it tach's at 5 and shifts into second gear. I was starting to get pissed off at this point and came to another complete stop, threw the gear shifter all the way down into 1, and nailed it...After spinning lots of rubber, I took it to about 6 1/2 RPM's before I shifted into second gear. So I tried again, just leaving it in drive, and it still tach's out at 5...anyone know what the problem is here? Worst case scenario, I think, is that there's a problem with the transmission. Another possibility would be that Pontiac intentionally set the shift point at 5...This is very annoying to me, just by personal preference...Anyone know what the problem might be and if there's a way around it? Thanks in advance.
Last edited by smckullie; 02-22-2005 at 02:01 PM.