94 topaz transmission shift erratically
The motor runs good but when driving it seems to shift from 2nd to 3rd gear at will at lower speeds (under 50 mph and does not seem related to RPM). It runs fine at freeway speeds. I got the car for free because the owner said the transmission shop told him it was due to a broken plastic gear inside the transmission ($600 to fix) - and it was a common problem. I've searched around the net and cannot find one other example of that being a common or frequent problem - I couldn't even find anyone else that had that problem. There are lots of other things it apparently could be like the throttle pressure rod, vaccum issues and sensor and valve failure.
Has anyone else had this problem? If so, what was the verdict? Plastic gears inside the transmission????