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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 02-21-2013, 10:18 AM Thread Starter
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Question Auto Trans Weird Shift Points/feels Sluggish

Hey, 2008 2.2 Ls here with about 65k. So for the last several months or so, it's felt like I've had to step on the gas more to get the car to shift down in several instances. For example, on the highway when cruising and I want to pass, I have to really stomp on it to get it to shift down (sometimes I'll just put it in 'I' for a bit, because of this). Then when I do finally get it to shift down, it seems to just want to shift up right away. I'll be accelerating onto the highway, and I'm at like 70 to 80% throttle, and it will shift up all the sudden, when it should be staying in a lower gear. It's like my transmission seems to be It feels like a computer thing, like it doesn't know when to shift or something, but I'm not sure. Anybody else experience this? Maybe I'm just crazy, but I've been driving this car for 5 years now, and something doesn't feel right.

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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 02-22-2013, 06:35 AM
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I hope you get some more insight from members of the community soon, MMcGee91! Unfortunately, as a customer service representative, I don't have access to much technical information to assist with troubleshooting.

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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 07-25-2013, 03:48 PM
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I would bring it into a tranny shop or just ask one of there techs there usually surrounded with these questions and answers all the time hope everything works out for ya
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 07-25-2013, 03:55 PM
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Sounds like you might have a bad modulator valve solenoid or low transmission fluids. Check for fluid leaks around your radiator and check tranny fluid level.

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