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    crazy hard shift 1st to 2nd

    From 1st to 2nd this thing is shifting super hard, I mean the only harder shift Ive seen was on a worked 5.0 mustang. It just started randomly doing this, there are no weird noises nor is there an issue with any of the other shifts..just 1st to 2nd..should I be concerned?

    Im happy with the feel of it, Im just wondering if its bad for the tranny or if somethings gonna go.

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    Re: crazy hard shift 1st to 2nd

    car? year? transmission?
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    Re: crazy hard shift 1st to 2nd

    92 gp se sedan

    uhh not sure of the trans..havent looked into it yet..Im guessing its the 4t60?

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    Re: crazy hard shift 1st to 2nd

    does it have overdrive? = P R N OD D 2 1 (OD iswritten as a circle around the first D)
    or 3 speed auto = P R N D 2 1


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    Re: crazy hard shift 1st to 2nd

    yea its a 4 speed, I know that much. lol I had a 3t40 in my cutlass ciera and that thing was bullet proof, I hope to god this 4 speed is as tough.

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    Re: crazy hard shift 1st to 2nd

    My Cutlass did this (95 CSS 4t60-e)... first hard shifts, then slipping and hard mixed... then after a couple months of me neglecting it, tranny broke, and I spent $1200 to have it fixed. Of course, it is now working like a dream. So be careful... have a tranny place check it out for you.
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    Re: crazy hard shift 1st to 2nd

    I will say that it might be a bad transmission modulator, or worse. do you know what that is?


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    Re: crazy hard shift 1st to 2nd

    Define crazy hard. My 96 Lumina shifts fine 85% of the time but when the fluid gets nice and hot the 1>2 shift gets kinda clunky. It has gotten better since I changed the filter and replace half the fluid. Its been doing it ever since I got the car and that was 15k ago. Even when the tranny fluid is hot it will only shift kinda clunky/hard if you accelerate mildly. I also read on here that a noticeable 1>2 shift is common/normal for these trans.

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    Re: crazy hard shift 1st to 2nd

    i love the 1>2 shift in my car, and i have once or twice manually shifted it, and when you do that it bites second and takes off. its fun LOL. but back on topic sorry.

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    Re: crazy hard shift 1st to 2nd

    My 94 Cutlass did this about a week after a fluid/filter swap and flush, it hit once or twice so hard it chirped the tires, another week went by and the thing grenaded itself.
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    Re: crazy hard shift 1st to 2nd

    lol man dont tell me that. I spoke with a mechanic and he suggested trying an additive and going from there. He also warned me that a fluid change could do more harm than good.

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    Re: crazy hard shift 1st to 2nd

    don't flush, but you could do a pan drop only and see what happens.


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    Re: crazy hard shift 1st to 2nd

    pressure control solenoid

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    Re: crazy hard shift 1st to 2nd

    Quote Originally Posted by Crazy K
    don't flush, but you could do a pan drop only and see what happens.
    Why?? You have no real proof not to do a flush... I do them all the damn time on all kinds of vehicles including high mileage and burnt fluid...

    If you flush the car and it granades shortly after, it was gonna granade soon anyway...

    A flush WILL NOT and CAN NOT damage a good transmission...

    Im fuckin sick of hearing 'dont flush it, the trans will just fail' from people with NO real experience
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    Re: crazy hard shift 1st to 2nd

    Quote Originally Posted by GP4U2NV
    pressure control solenoid
    doesnt have one..


    He just prolly needs a new vacuum modulator... It controls how hard it shifts...
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