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Old 09-09-2010, 10:30 AM   #1
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How do I stop having to shift 1 to 4?

I have had my Camaro since May and since the first day I got it about 10 times a day (which I don't drive it everyday) whenever I am anywhere between 16-19mph my car makes me shift 1 to 4. Now I know that in the owner's manual it says this is a GM thing. But really? 10 times a day? I can be going from a stop into a turn. Or going from a stop onto a hill. Or even a stop onto a straightaway. It does not matter. To me, this seems a little too much. Is this normal? How do I get it to stop? For now I have to take my foot off the gas, almost get rear ended by the person behind me and then basically slam it into second and haul ass. I get so annoyed it isn't fun driving my car sometimes. It's actually more dangerous.

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Old 09-09-2010, 10:32 AM   #2
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Old 09-09-2010, 10:41 AM   #3
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Old 09-09-2010, 10:45 AM   #4
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It makes you shift from 1st to 4th? Not good at all!
You should be able to shift as you feel fit. (thus a manual trans...)
I would bring it back to the dealer and show the service manager.
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Old 09-09-2010, 10:50 AM   #5
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It makes you shift from 1st to 4th? Not good at all!
You should be able to shift as you feel fit. (thus a manual trans...)
I would bring it back to the dealer and show the service manager.
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Old 09-09-2010, 10:56 AM   #6
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It makes you shift from 1st to 4th? Not good at all!
You should be able to shift as you feel fit. (thus a manual trans...)
I would bring it back to the dealer and show the service manager.
All they would tell him is that is suppose to do that. The best way to fix the problem is to buy a skip shift eliminator.
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Old 09-09-2010, 11:06 AM   #7
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Give it more gas while taking off. This will hurt your MPG, which the CAGS was designed to avoid....


I bought the skip shift eliminator for my 4th gen, going to do the same for my 5th gen.


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Old 09-09-2010, 11:06 AM   #8
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Give it more gas and dont short shift 1st. This drove me up a wall when i first got the car and I actually almost stalled it in the middle of an intersection. Learned real quick.
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Old 09-09-2010, 11:10 AM   #9
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It's not that big of a deal, just shift into 3rd or slide the shifter all the way to the right and back in a quick movement and it will go into 2nd.
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Old 09-09-2010, 11:14 AM   #10
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I say quit driving like a grandma. /jackass

I didn't get that warning 10 times in the total time I had my car... then again I drive a bit too fast.
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Old 09-09-2010, 11:16 AM   #11
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Old 09-09-2010, 11:22 AM   #12
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An SS has more than enough torque, just start out in 2nd.
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Old 09-09-2010, 11:25 AM   #13
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An SS has more than enough torque, just start out in 2nd.




Or just give it more gas ...
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Old 09-09-2010, 11:26 AM   #14
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.99 resistor from Radio Shack, $15 Skip Shift Eliminator, or Custom Tuning are your 3 options.
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Old 09-09-2010, 11:32 AM   #15
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This thread will help a little more - it gives you the criteria that causes the skip shift to kick in.

http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showth...ght=skip+shift

The easiest way to avoid it is to wait until you are at 20 - 22 to shift to 2nd or 3rd. I don't see it as much as you do but the points that it hits do not make for a safe situation.
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Old 09-09-2010, 11:33 AM   #16
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Old 09-09-2010, 11:42 AM   #17
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Bottomline this was done for a reason.

It keeps the car below the current goverment noise restrictions
It also keeps you as the customer from paying a Gas Guzzlers Tax

- Buy a Skip Shift Eliminator to completely do away with it.
- Get yor speed over 20 MPH or RPMS above 3000 before shifting.
- Trick that I have learned not sure why this works but if I bump my shifter to the left twice then it will also slide into 2nd Gear. (Maybe we should call this the Bump Shift Elimiator)

This is my story and I am sticking to it. Also this applies to the LS3 M6 of course.


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Old 09-09-2010, 11:43 AM   #18
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The 99 cent Radio Shack method:

http://www.installuniversity.com/ins...adio_shack.htm
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Old 09-09-2010, 12:03 PM   #19
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Leave it in first gear until the 1-4 light goes away. Skip shift eliminator is stupid.
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Old 09-09-2010, 12:18 PM   #20
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I say quit driving like a grandma. /jackass

I didn't get that warning 10 times in the total time I had my car... then again I drive a bit too fast.
I have to agree. If you buy a mans car, you have to drive it like a man.
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Old 09-09-2010, 12:21 PM   #21
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Drive faster! lol.. or get a skip shift eliminator.
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Old 09-09-2010, 12:40 PM   #22
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Old 09-09-2010, 12:47 PM   #23
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Either hammer it more often (aka do what it's built to do, lol) or buy a skip shift eliminator.
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It sounds funny but I get around it by . . .

ACCELERATING FASTER.
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