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Old 02-13-2004, 11:17 PM   #11  
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Originally Posted by bonnie94sse
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Now that I think about it the tranny does downshift whenever I take my foot off the gas. This is my first car with a electronicaly controled transaxle and its very different from other cars iv'e driven where you have to slam it to get a downshift. I like having power the instant I hit the gas, makes for swift merging and passing.
Yeah, it will downshift quick when you take your foot off the gas at 70-80mph especially. I've done that before, and then hit the gas right after, and it will jolt up into gear again. I now ease off the gas, and ease back into it. You shouldn't have anything to worry about
You get used to it after a while, my 91 did the samething... I think GM has a name for it, 'automatic sports shifting' or something weird like that... to explain why it happens. The GM name for it would be from late 80s to early 90s. I remember a friend talking about it a long time ago.
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Old 02-14-2004, 12:50 PM   #12  
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When you take your foot of the gas the torque converter unlocks. Then when you put it back on the gas, it is still unlocked until everything becomes consistent, then it locks up.

If you are feeling a big shudder when it locks up again, you may want to check the integrity of your transmission fluid. The torque converter may be having trouble locking up.
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