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Transmission down shifts hard

I noticed that as I slow the car down to come to a stop, occasionally, the transmission down shifts hard.

And if I don't come to a complete it jumps down into 1st gear and the car jerks when I take off. Is this common or is something in need of repair ???

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  • jp0433 Feb 02, 2009

    Thanks, I do have a leak, but can't tell if it is an oil leak via the pan gasket, seal, and or transmission leak. If its the later I'll have them check out the solenoid.

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Check the trans fluid for quantity and color. If it is not a good red color, try having it changed and get the filter cleaned. If that looks okay, you may have a bad shift solenoid. Look for leaks around the trans case. Leaks on top around the solenoid are a sign that it is going bad.

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