Hard down shift after atf flush

25

Asked by Dec 01, 2016 at 07:44 PM about the 2004 Chrysler Sebring LX

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Brought my car into the shop to have a few maintenance work done (atf
flush, acc drive belt replace, pcv valve replace, spark plug replace and coils
replaced)
driving it off the lot, I got up to 60km/h and then started to brake for a light,
the car dropped a gear either to late or too early either way it was noticable
shift in weight. My tranny was slipping a gear when downshifting. I assume
3rd gear to second.

I was told the car needed a relearn, and that i should drive it and it would
fix itself. nope. its been three weeks now, going to bring it back into the
shop now, any suggestions would be awesome? I cant tell if its getting
better or im getting use to it, but if i slammed on my brakes at 60 im scared
how hard the shift would be, trying to brake slowly but even then it will still
have a slight hard downshift. trying to coast into a downshift rather than
forcing a down shift I dont know,
im thinking a solenoid may need replacing or computer needs to be
reprogrammed but i was told the computer doesnt need work it needs time,
I dont like that answer :(

2 Answers

25

first thing i checked was the tranny fluid level its good, atf filter was changed, car bill included a little computer work what im not sure, second thought was my performance chip in obdi II port, rest the chip, no effect, after driving with the chip for a week, rest it again, now I have pulled the chip thinking it could be affecting the computer relearn process telling it downshifting now would be more effecient... literally any help is appreciated

95,275

It has been my experance that anytime a tranny is flushed something always happens internally, a piece of varnish comes loose and winds up in the valve body or a pressure passage, if it was a tranny shop that flushed it for you I would take it back and show what it is doing now, if it was a quickly lube place that did it then your going to have to go to a tranny shop and see if they can clean it or replace the parts that are crudded up. Probably won't be cheap.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

Search Chrysler Sebring Questions

Chrysler Sebring Experts

#1 Sparky222
Sparky222
Reputation 2,800
#2 Chris Daigle
Chris Daigle
Reputation 1,960
#3 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 1,500
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Ford Mustang
637 Great Deals out of 46,709 listings starting at $750
Used Chrysler 300
426 Great Deals out of 19,214 listings starting at $1,000
Used Honda Accord
1,041 Great Deals out of 77,387 listings starting at $999
Used Nissan Altima
1,256 Great Deals out of 79,773 listings starting at $1,500
Used BMW 3 Series
967 Great Deals out of 30,763 listings starting at $1,000
Used Toyota Camry Solara
44 Great Deals out of 1,414 listings starting at $1,600
Used Chevrolet Corvette
166 Great Deals out of 21,310 listings starting at $2,500
Used Honda Civic
866 Great Deals out of 89,075 listings starting at $1,299
Used Toyota Camry
1,116 Great Deals out of 91,351 listings starting at $1,222
Used Chevrolet Impala
625 Great Deals out of 35,400 listings starting at $899
Used Ford F-150
2,073 Great Deals out of 208,409 listings starting at $290
Used Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class
28 Great Deals out of 1,237 listings starting at $1,200

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.