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Old 06-26-2009, 01:15 AM   #1
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Automatic shifting issue...or not?

Anyone else with a V6 automatic feel the sharper shifts at lower RPM's?

Seems like if I accelerate slowly (normally), the car kind of has a hesitation. It doesn't bother me as long as I know this is normal.

When I'm cruising over 50 and accelerate, I feel nothing other than more speed. And if I really stomp on it, I hardly feel a thing.

Just checking...
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Old 06-26-2009, 01:17 AM   #2
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I'm having trouble understanding what you're trying to describe here...
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Old 06-26-2009, 01:26 AM   #3
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I'm having trouble understanding what you're trying to describe here...
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I guess what I'm saying is that if I'm at a red light and the light turns green...I'm trying to get to about 40 MPH...when I press on the gas, the car accelerates nicely, then when it hits about 2500 RPM, I can feel it shift, and the RPM's drop a little... I can feel it. Should I be feeling it? Should it be smoother?

Basically I want to know how smooth it should be shifting...I think.
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Please tell me this is not your first car? When a car shifts the RPMs are SUPPOSED to drop.... lol
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Old 06-26-2009, 02:10 AM   #5
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And I test drove the V6 from Avis they are smooth as hell if you want to feel shifting drive a M6 for the first time.
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Old 06-26-2009, 04:38 AM   #6
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Yes, you should feel the shifts! Actually the more you feel the better! A nice firm shift is actually better/easier on the tranny than a long (basically slipping) smooth shift...
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Old 06-26-2009, 07:20 AM   #7
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Please tell me this is not your first car? When a car shifts the RPMs are SUPPOSED to drop.... lol


I do know that...I was just wording everything goofy last night. Probably shouldn't have been posting while drinking!
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Old 06-26-2009, 07:21 AM   #8
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Yes, you should feel the shifts! Actually the more you feel the better! A nice firm shift is actually better/easier on the tranny than a long (basically slipping) smooth shift...
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Old 06-26-2009, 08:53 AM   #9
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When I'm cruising over 50 and accelerate, I feel nothing other than more speed. And if I really stomp on it, I hardly feel a thing.

Just checking...
more than likely because you in 6th Gear already to save gas, i have been playing with the tap shift more and more. dont think i will but it in "D" too much anymore.
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Old 06-26-2009, 08:54 AM   #10
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maybe i should of got a manual. but i love remote start
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Old 06-26-2009, 09:16 AM   #11
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more than likely because you in 6th Gear already to save gas, i have been playing with the tap shift more and more. dont think i will but it in "D" too much anymore.
That makes the most sense. Now that I think about it, it does feel like I'm probably in 6th gear and then dropping.

How do you guys use Sport...can you just drive around town with it in Sport and not use the shifters? I kind of like how that feels, but am nervous about driving it around like that.
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took me a minute to figure it out. am doing like 50 miles per hour and a punch it and i get hardly anything.

and using sport mode in town will only use more gas. should really only use it in race type environments, but yes you can drive in sport mode without any issue.
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Yes, you should feel the shifts! Actually the more you feel the better! A nice firm shift is actually better/easier on the tranny than a long (basically slipping) smooth shift...
Aye it's programmed for sport shifting. They sell this same tranny like in 2009 Escalade but with softer programming.

Yes a 65+ grand Escalade has the same exact AT tranny hardware as the 25 grand LS.
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Old 06-26-2009, 11:14 AM   #14
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Aye it's programmed for sport shifting. They sell this same tranny like in 2009 Escalade but with softer programming.

Yes a 65+ grand Escalade has the same exact AT tranny hardware as the 25 grand LS.
I can sleep better now. I thought it was normal, but with my car being a pre-production VIN, anything small will get me worrying.
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Old 06-26-2009, 03:55 PM   #15
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I don't really feel mine shifting. flooring at 50 doesn't throw me back into my seat, but there's nothing wrong with that in a v6 either.
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I don't really feel mine shifting. flooring at 50 doesn't throw me back into my seat, but there's nothing wrong with that in a v6 either.
flooring it at 50 doesnt do anything because you are already in 6th gear. on base you can only do 25 mph and my car goes all the way into 3rd gear. if you dropped it down a gear you will feel a big difference
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flooring it at 50 doesnt do anything because you are already in 6th gear. on base you can only do 25 mph and my car goes all the way into 3rd gear. if you dropped it down a gear you will feel a big difference
yes, cruising at 50 you would be in 6th... but in Sport mode as soon as you start to really get into the throttle (an nice little quick poke) the car downshifts and starts to really pull... really really get on the throttle and she'll downshift again and now the RPMs really really jump up and you should feel her push you back in the seat... at least that's been my experience... YMMV...
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