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Old 08-22-2013, 08:18 PM   #1
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This is a stupid question, but I have heard a ton of things that can supposedly tear up your transmission. I was wondering what the things that could actually tear up a transmission were, not really sure what to believe
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This is a stupid question, but I have heard a ton of things that can supposedly tear up your transmission. I was wondering what the things that could actually tear up a transmission were, not really sure what to believe
Uhmm downshifting is a big no no. I learned that my self. Up shifting isnt that bad but its mot good to get in the habit of it.
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Uhmm downshifting is a big no no. I learned that my self. Up shifting isnt that bad but its mot good to get in the habit of it.
Forgot to say I'm an automatic!! haha
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Forgot to say I'm an automatic!! haha
I mean downshifting in a automatic is big no no. Like say your going 40. Come up on a red light so you switch it to 2nd and slows you down also bringing your rpms up and then dropping it to 1st will make the car jerk if your going any faster then 5mph
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I mean downshifting in a automatic is big no no. Like say your going 40. Come up on a red light so you switch it to 2nd and slows you down also bringing your rpms up and then dropping it to 1st will make the car jerk if your going any faster then 5mph
I am so confused lol how do I switch it to second in an automatic?
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Your car is a 4 speed auto. Meaning first second third drive. That's your gear. On your shifter you can manually shift from first to second to their to drive. He's saying do not shift from drive to third to second to first. Downshifting in auto is bad.
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I am so confused lol how do I switch it to second in an automatic?
Your gear shift lever should go.


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While moving you should be able to move the gear lever to 2 from D or 2-1. Or upshifting 1...2... D
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Your car is a 4 speed auto. Meaning first second third drive. That's your gear. On your shifter you can manually shift from first to second to their to drive. He's saying do not shift from drive to third to second to first. Downshifting in auto is bad.
I've never done that before haha. I didn't know what they did. How do they work? And so from what I can tell, stay in drive when I get into it pretty much using that method?
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Your car is a 4 speed auto. Meaning first second third drive. That's your gear. On your shifter you can manually shift from first to second to their to drive. He's saying do not shift from drive to third to second to first. Downshifting in auto is bad.
Exactly. What he said.

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I've never done that before haha. I didn't know what they did. How do they work? And so from what I can tell, stay in drive when I get into it pretty much using that method?

Basically just like low gears. They are used when trying to get up a huge hill at a slow speed.
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Exactly. What he said.

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Basically just like low gears. They are used when trying to get up a huge hill at a slow speed.
So I pretty much have no point for them. Anything else that is bad for the tranny?
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So I pretty much have no point for them. Anything else that is bad for the tranny?
Uhmmm i know that if your tranny has hard shifts thats a good thing. But if it has like a slushy crappy shift that doesnt jerk you around thats a sign that most people dred. Rebuild time. Like mine. It has 174K and its on its way out.
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Uhmmm i know that if your tranny has hard shifts thats a good thing. But if it has like a slushy crappy shift that doesnt jerk you around thats a sign that most people dred. Rebuild time. Like mine. It has 174K and its on its way out.
It has hard shifts especially at lower speeds. When I get on it more, it still does it just not as noticeable
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When you're in drive it start in first and automatically shifts up. That's why it's automatic.
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When you're in drive it start in first and automatically shifts up. That's why it's automatic.
I knew that haha just didn't know the point of the first and second spot
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I still need to know other things that will tear up the transmission. Anything else haha?
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There is no need to know what will do it. Just drive it like you should. Normal. You can't read it up if you stick it in drive and go.
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There is no need to know what will do it. Just drive it like you should. Normal. You can't read it up if you stick it in drive and go.
It's no fun if you drive normal haha. And my friends keep saying accelerating (fast) from a stop will do it. Or flooring it or revving it while I'm driving
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It's no fun if you drive normal haha. And my friends keep saying accelerating (fast) from a stop will do it. Or flooring it or revving it while I'm driving
Actually you'd be surprised at how much abuse the 4R70W Transmission can take, it's amazing really, people beat the hell out of them and they just keep shifting. But like I always say, parts can and will go bad, not everything is perfect, so there is always a chance of your transmission giving out at anytime, anywhere.
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Actually you'd be surprised at how much abuse the 4R70W Transmission can take, it's amazing really, people beat the hell out of them and they just keep shifting. But like I always say, parts can and will go bad, not everything is perfect, so there is always a chance of your transmission giving out at anytime, anywhere.
Well put. Thanks for the advice!
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Well put. Thanks for the advice!
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