Trans problem on my 1999 Oldsmobile Cutlass 3.1.

Question: when climbing a hill i notice that the transmission bounces between 3rd & overdrive.
If i push the gas it will go into 3rd. As i pick up speed it will shift to overdrive. It only happens
when I'm not pushing the gas very much. Just bought car.

Down shifting on a hill or grade is a normal condition depending on the grade, load on the
engine, overall condition of vehicle. If no
codes stored, then trans. May be function normally. If
you think that the condition is severe, then a filter and fluid change is always a good idea. You
may want to have a trans tech take it for a test drive to determine if up/down shifting is
excessive. Most large transmission repair shops will do this for free.
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