My Pacifica is shifting hard or kinda heavy. My trans fluid is OK
When I accelerate after a stop there's a slight delay (like shifting into 1st gear) in proceeding and then as I slow down to stop there's a heavy down shifting while in automatic mode. When I switch to manual/automatic, it shifts a little harder than usual. I check the auto/trans fluid while the engine is idoling, and the level reads normal.
Re: My Pacifica is shifting hard or kinda heavy. My trans...
I noticed my car doing the same thing after i bought mine you need to take it in and they need to put some shimes this will prevent it from shifting any hard and cause more damages have it inspected imeidiatley
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92 Buick lesabre 97000 miles, on slow acceleration, @ 40mph going into 4th gear there is a mild chutter, same @ 50mph going into OD mild chutter and when down shifting from OD to 4th. All is when slow acceleration. When I say slow acceleration, I mean I drive like a older senior citizen when everyone behind me is annoyed I don't just donor and go. When I do romp to accelerate quicker, there is no chutter at all. Fluid is good and at perfect level. Any ideas? Great car just wondering the scoop is
Is the car a manual or automatic, 4 or 6 cyl? If it is a manual trans the hard shift could be due to worn shift forks which were rather common in these cars, had them go out in my 90 GT a few years ago. Could also be low on lube or the wrong lube. To check the lube on a manual trans car remove the speedometer drive which is on the top of the trans. The fluid should be at the bottom of the gear on the drive. The proper fluid is ATF not heavy gear oil that ends up getting put in. Hope this helps
It's hard to understand when you say it feels like a manual shift. Noise? Feel? I do know that the 87 auto trans does have a weak 1st to 2nd shift drum (as explained to me by my mechanic) that makes a grinding, elongated shift under heavy acceleration when it starts to wear. Under normal acceleration, 1st to 2nd shifts were normal (crisp, immediate). Since that day 8 years ago, I've avoided starting off to quickly, and so far have saved myself a tranny overhaul.