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I have a 2000 TL with 36K miles and have been noticing that the car doesn't move smoothly through the gears when using SS. The car runs perfect when in regular auto mode, but in SS, it sometimes seems to shake a little between gears.

Are these symptoms of a tranny problem?
Or is SS mode just more rougher that regular auto mode?

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kkambbak9399 said:
I have a 2000 TL with 36K miles and have been noticing that the car doesn't move smoothly through the gears when using SS. The car runs perfect when in regular auto mode, but in SS, it sometimes seems to shake a little between gears.

Are these symptoms of a tranny problem?
Or is SS mode just more rougher that regular auto mode?

thanks!
umm..... they should shift pretty much the same. try to use ss and shift when the rpm isnt' that high yet (around 3000) and see if it's still rough. if so, bring it to the dealer. maybe they can help to flush the tranny and see if that helps
 

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yeah, i've been shifting between 2500-3000 RPM.
do you think it just might need a tranny flush?
i mean don't get me wrong. it doesn't jerk violently between shifts, but it's not as smooth as the regular auto mode.
 

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well that's my best hope. it's hard to say coz' no one can actually pinpoint the actually cause of the tranny failure. if the fluid inside the tranny is really dirty it can cause rough shifting, that's why i said flushing it might be a good idea.

either way the dealer has to do it for free (if they decide that there are problems). you shouldn't have to pay to flush your tranny at this kind of mileage
 

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The tempermental TL tranny.....

Tranny shifts are executed more quickly in SS mode than in full-auto mode. This will provide a little more of a "jerk", but not at bone-jarring levels and is not a cause for concern. Also while in SS, the tranny is programmed to give more "engine-braking" and the car will decellerate more when the gas pedal is released. Again, feeling a slight jerk is normal, but excessively whiplash-inducing jerkiness is a sign of a real problem.

Flushing the tranny fluid couldn't hurt. I think we should flush our tranny fluid every 20k miles. Maybe they should even do it for free at each engine oil change since our tranny's are indeed prone to failure. I still need to take my car in and get my tranny fixed sometime.

I can't believe it. My dad's Legend has 175k miles on it and the transmission has never had a problem. My TL has 32k miles on it and my gears are already slipping. Sadly, Acura's quality seems to be slipping too. :(
 
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