Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: High Point, NC
Model Year: 2008
Color: Billet Silver Metallic
Transmission shifting question
My RL has just over 1000 miles, so it's not yet broken in. I keep the RL in my garage and outside temps are still pretty mild so far.
I've noticed several times lately that in the first mile or two of driving, the transmission will do a hard shift as it backs up through the gears as I go up a hill with light, steady throttle application.
The hard shift happens right about 39 to 40 mph as the tranny is up/down (?) shifting from 4th to 3rd gear. The shift from converter lock (5th) to 4th gear at 45 mph is smooth, but at ~ 40 mph when it shifts from 4th to 3rd gear is when I get that hard shift.
Later, it seems to do the same shift smoothly and only seems to do the hard shift when first driven after sitting overnight.
Has this been observed by others or is this just an isolated event?
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