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2007 Lincoln MKZ Transmission goes CLUNK on low speed downshift

When decelerating and approaching a stop, the transmission will sometimes hold the high gear (as indicated on the tach), until it suddenly seems to release and downshift - creates a surging CLUNK that sounds like the transy is falling out. More prevelent on hard deceleration (braking). Is intermittent. Dealership can't seem to fix it. Tried reprogramming. Need help!

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  • Anonymous Feb 26, 2009

    I have the same problem (rough clunk on low down shift) this most often happens when you make a quick stop at low speed.

    took it to our dealer (who are great people) and they said it was

    the electronics and the transmission are not on the same page

    when you stop. They tried to adjust the electronics but it did not

    help.

  • Anonymous Mar 15, 2014

    why car downshift slow

  • Anonymous Mar 16, 2014

    2005cts downshifts very hard like I am slamming on the brakes. could this have anything to do with the traction control, and if not what?

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Sounds like an electronic fault caused by the mini computer controling the gearbox functions,try another dealer as dealer only as good as the mechanics it employs.and like the old adage if you only pay peanuts you only get monkeys.but thinking about it ,their is a possibility of a piston sticking in the box thats controling the brake bands.buy a manual next time

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