Automatic transmission, rough and delayed shifting from gears 2+
I went to the dealer with this, they test drove it and said that nothing is wrong. Is this really normal, or am I going crazy?
Here is the problem --
The car shifts perfectly from gear 1 to 2. However, from 2 to 3 and from 3 to 4, the shifting seems delayed and the car slows down... and then sort of lunges forward.
An analogy for this in a manual transmission: in 2nd gear, push in the clutch, gas it more than you should, shift to 3rd gear, release clutch -- the car jerks forward. That's exactly how my car sounds and feels when shifting.
This car only has 8,500 miles (2010 model) and has had two oil changes and the 7500 mile maintenance service.
I am hesitant to go back for a second opinion, unless I can find some good way to approach the mechanics with this problem, if it's familiar to anyone... Maybe I didn't explain it well the first time, but it's hard to miss (passengers notice it also).
Thanks for any help or info, anything is helpful!
Sorry, after some more digging through the threads, came across this:
Originally Posted by cclngthr
I guess this helps explain my shifting, which is a relief even if the "problem" still exists -- I still wonder if the rough shifting is hurting the tranny.
Oh, another thing (can't believe I forgot to mention this): when accelerating quickly, and the gear shift occurs at 3500+ RPM, it shifts smoothly. It only jerks when I accelerate slowly!
Last edited by Bigemot; 01-20-2011 at 06:01 PM.
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