Lately, I have been coming across a problem, and am not sure what to make of it just yet.
I will be driving along, and punch it (say, 25), the car will go to 2nd, some profanities come out because the car isn't moving like it should, then it will shift to 1st, as it should have all along. After shifting to first, it will go right back to second.
Then getting on the highway, I start casually accelerating, and find myself on a collision course with a truck pulling a trailer. I opted to accelerate out of it, near WOT (like WOT, but not buried in to the carpet), and then it shifted from OD, to 3rd, to 2nd, right back to 3rd, back to second, held 2nd for a second, then back to 3rd. Instead of accelerating, it was hunting around.
Later down the road, I was then not able to duplicate the issue again.
This isn't the first time this is happened, and normal driving is fine. It is mainly the kickdown scenario that I have trouble. I believe the fluid level is fine, but is due for a change. If I had to take a guess, I would suspect the TPS would be to blame. If that is the case, I will let it ride for a bit. My concern is a possible underlying tranny issue, so that is why I decided to ask the experts. Does this sound like it could be in any way something failing in the transmission? Something else I may be missing?
It feels like the tranny is doing what it is told, only the computer is telling it to act stupid