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2007 Acadia intermittently will not shift above 1st gear, sometimes weeks without issue (maybe 4 times in three months). When it occurs, park/restart fixes the issue. Codes P0700 “TCS malfunction lamp request, confirmed” and P0752 “Solenoid A stuck open, confirmed”).
I’ve seen several posts concerning the wave plate cracking, but most of those reference notable issues with 3rd/5th gear. Others report the wave plate disintegrating and clogging solenoids. Few state to replace TCM. None state replace whole transmission... unless you don’t fix issue quickly, expecting it to fix itself, ha!
Most posts (again concerning 3rd/5th gear) are pretty dated, of course since dealing with older model. Has anyone dealt specifically with the my 1st gear issue and was it TCS or wave plate breaking?
 

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Welcome to the forum.
Doesn't read like there's a problem with the wave plate. It's more like an intermittent problem with the TEHCM. How long has it been since the transmission fluid was changed?
 

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Speleos, Unfortunately, it’s unknown how long it’s been since the last oil change, as the vehicle came it as a trade-in.
 

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Speleos, Unfortunately, it’s unknown how long it’s been since the last oil change, as the vehicle came it as a trade-in.
Could be a good place to start. Clean transmission fluid may resolve the problem.
 

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Those are the same codes I had when the waveplate went out on both my 2008 Enclave and 2007 Acadia. P0700 and P0752.
The Enclave transmission was replaced under warranty and I worked out a deal with GM to pay half the cost of a transmission on the Acadia. I ended up paying $3k out of pocket.
We no longer own the Enclave and the Acadia has been doing fine since.
 

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The tell tale sign of not shifting out of 1st was right this time... changed TCU/solenoid pack, programmed, and drove couple days so ECU and TCU communicated... so far, so good, but Time will tell. Now let’s see how long til Wave Plate explodes.
On to issue #2... dreaded “Stibilitrac/Reduce Engine Power” warning. I’ll clean the throttle body (and change gasket). If that doesn’t do it, I’ll replace it.
Wow, this car has so many serious issues... how are there so many of the 07-08’s still on the road?!?!
 
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