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InerJorgensen 12-03-2012 07:27 AM

Erratic Shifting 4th to 5th Gear
 
Started not upshifting to 5th. Intermittant. Will shift thru 5th and will kick down to 4th but will not upshift back to 5th. If I movethe lever from drive to 4th it will not upshift when I move the lever to drive.. I have to pull over and restart the drive shift. Sequence. Any advice? Feel free toemail
Iner.jorgensen@gmail.com

Josh429er 12-04-2012 01:10 AM

I would Check to see if it threw a code, do the stomp test, check trans fluid too. Of you change fluid and filter, it will help this issue. Speaking from experience. My car does it too. Mine has a code for incorrect torque converter lock up or something. Mine is a four speed and slams into 4th, and did the whole downside and stay in third at 60+ coming home from work today.

InerJorgensen 12-04-2012 06:19 AM

thanks for advice
 
The filter could cause low pressure. I will see about doing the maintenance next.
One other thing may not be related. The reverse detent has drifted away from the gear position. In other words, the rev light is not lit and doesn't go into reverse gear unless I urge the levr slightly into the park position. I expect this could be totally different issue.

bjincali 08-12-2014 10:11 PM

Was this situation ever resolved with your upshift/downshift issue? My car seems to be doing the same thing or something similar. The RPMs are crazy high even while cruising. It doesn't seem to want to upshift. What did you do to fix it?
BJ


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