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I have a 2013 Chevy Spark automatic. When I got off of work at 8:00 AM. I started my car and noticed a rough idle. When I put my car in drive, the check engine light came on. I drove about a block the check engine light went out but the transmission would not shift. It would stay in low gear. At a stop light it hesitated then it took off in low gear. What could be wrong with the car

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HI HARRY, THE FIRST THING I WOULD DO IS GET THIS TO A SHOP ON FRIDAY AND HAVE THEM DO A SCAN TEST ON THE COMPUTER. IF THE CK ENG LIGHT WAS ON THERE IS STILL A CODE IN THE SYSTEM THAT WILL TELL THE TECHS WHAT THE PROBLEM IS OR WAS....BEING THAT THE TRANS WOULD NOT SHIFT COULD HAVE A PROBELM WITH THE SPEED SENSOR.. NOT KNOWING HOW FAST THE CAR IS GOING THE COMPUTER CAN NOT TELL IT HOW TO SHIFT. JUST A GUESS. AS FAR AS THE ROUGH IDLE GOES THIS WILL NOT HAVE ANYTHING TO DO WITH THE SHIFTING PROBLEM..BUT READING THE CODES WILL TELL ALL... THIS CAR SHOULD BE UNDER FACTORY WARRANTY..MAY WANT TO TAKE IT TO THE DEALER FOR FREE..HOPE THIS HELPS YOU AND GOOD LUCK..TOM.....

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PLEASE READ ALL OF THIS BEFORE ASKING ANY QUESTIONS. IF THIS CHEVY SECTION IS MAXED OUT.YOU CAN REACH ME IN THE OLDS/BUICK SECTION. Will answer questions from 6:00am to 10:00pm all days [EST][[[ NO DIESEL OR PAINT QUESTIONS]]] will answer all 1965 to present QUESTIONS ON ALL GM'S on mechanics of these cars. Keep in mind i am not there in person i am going on what you are telling me !! PLEASE IF ASKING A QUESTION GIVE ME AS MUCH INFO AS POSSIBLE. THE MORE THE BETTER. SUCH AS YEAR,MAKE,MODEL,ENGINE SIZE. THIS WILL HELP ME HELP YOU. I will not be able to answer all questions because of some situations that i would really need to be there and see things for myself,such as electrical issues. In many cases i would need wiring diagrams. I can also give you an estimate on what the cost would be at our repair shop as an idea to help you. Keep in mind that my answer is ONLY MY ADVICE,ck with your mechanic as well.. >> THANK YOU, TOM..

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I have been a ASE certified master mechanic for over 30 years and certified IN ALL 8 CATEGORIES,[engine repair,engine performance,auto trans,manual trans,clutches,steering and suspension,brakes,electrical systems,heating and air/cond. I am also a state CERTIFIED inspector for over 30 years. I do computer work [pcm]fault codes,pcm flashing,state inspection monitor readiness,repairs on exhaust,fuel service,[injection and carburetor,] charging system problems, running issues,alignments,frame problems,tire balance,struts and of course standard and anti-lock brakes.

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nys state auto repair industry and ase group.

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high school,4 years of tech school,and many many hours of auto training with many gm classes and aftermarket training classes..

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ASE MASTER TECH CERTIFIED IN ALL 8 CATEGORIES.NYS INSP LICENSE AND A/C CERTIFIED

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