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I have a 1999 Chrysler Cirrus with a 2.4L engine. When I am going about 35 - 40 MPH and put the gas pedal to the floor, the automatic transmission downshifts from 3rd to 1st gear instead of 3rd to 2nd. The RPM's go over 6000 and I have to let off the gas so the engine doesn't red line. How can this downshifting 2 gears be fixed? This is probably what caused the flex plate to crack, which I recently replaced.

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  • brgibson Aug 06, 2010

    Last year I had the transmission serviced (checkup, fluid, filter) along with replacing the solenoid shift pack. The car runs well and has no OBD2 error codes.

  • brgibson Aug 07, 2010

    I have an OBDII Code reader that I plugged in under the dash and there are no error codes stored.

  • brgibson Aug 07, 2010

    If anybody else had this problem, what was their cause?

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Hi! You may have a faulty torque converter thats why its skipping gears. Have the torque converter replaced and refill a new transmission fluid. A smooth ride and shifting will be noticeable after the procedure. HOpe this helps and have a good one!

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The transmission needs serviced and adjusted and the kick down linkage needs adjusted. It's shifting down like that because of the pressure you generate by throttling the engine full wide open. It maybe just a sensor or a sensor and adjustment but it is certainly in the transmission. Without knowing exactly what model transmission was installed, they used at least 3 models of Automatics that I know of in that year, it will be very difficult to identify exactly where to look for the sensor and kick down linkage adjustments.

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Hi,

You have a problem with the shift solenoid module which is mounted to the transmission.
It has either got a leaking gasket internally which is causing pressure drop and not allowing the modulator to shift correctly.

Get the gaskets replaced and a new kit put in the module and this should fix the problem.

It should only take a workshop about 2.5 hrs to do this.

Let me know or if you know more information.

Thanks

Jason

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    Jason Maurirere Aug 09, 2010

    Hi have you been able to get any further or find a solution too this problem?



  • brgibson Aug 10, 2010

    Thanks, no solution yet. I already replaced the shift solenoid pack last year.

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    Jason Maurirere Aug 12, 2010

    Hi,

    I have found a Technical buliten which explains what cause's this problem and this is what the problems will be.

    1. Your Transmission control module needs to be updated as the program has become outdated.
    This would have happened when you have the transmission shift solenoid replaced.
    2. Your transmission fluid is the incorrect type or has burnt from too higher transmission temperatures.
    Replace with Type 4 fluid only.
    3. You have worn pump bushings which is in the transmission and this will need to be replaced or repaired.
    4. Your torque converter is failing and will need to be replaced.

    Also the OBDII code reader you have may not be able to read the codes which will be in the TCM you will need to get the proper diagnostic tool which is the DRB II.


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Most likely a sensor or the TCM itself has gone bad. To find which you must have the codes read. Luckily this is a cheap fix, a second-hand unit will cost you less than $50. And yes, this is what caused the flex plate to fail; which begs the question why the mechanics never investigated about why it failed.

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Hi!!

Transmission troubleshooting requires specialzed equipment and knowledge. I suggest to take your vehicle to a Transmission Shop for a diagnostic, they usually don't charge for it. This way, you'll know exactly what your problem is and what's needed to fix it.

Good Luck!!

Posted on Aug 07, 2010

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  • Rene J Solis Aug 07, 2010

    I think the problem you are having has to do with the selenoid shift pack, and like I suggested before, only a Transmission Shop have the equipment to perform the required troubleshooting. It wouldn't be wise to mess with transmission components without been sure they are faulty. It may be a waste of $$.

  • brgibson Aug 07, 2010

    A transmission shop already replaced the shift solenoid pack last year

  • Rene J Solis Aug 08, 2010

    It is not uncommon to have to replace the same part, call it selenoid pack, valve body or whole transmission, due to that the original problem was not fixed. I don't think there is anybody not even the dealer, that will tell you without performing some tests on your tranny what the exact problem is. All you are going to get are guesses. Save yourself some time and take the vehicle to a Tranny Shop for diagnostic.

  • Rene J Solis Aug 10, 2010

    Did you get the tranny diagnosed at a Tranny Shop??

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