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Re: If your 8spd trans is rough, put your hand up

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I did ask her if there is anything they can do for my inconvenience of being without my Jeep for a week. She looked and said I already have the lifetime and right now I have 1 year/2 free oil changes. So she ended up giving me 4 more years or 16 oil changes.

I would have been happy with 4 years 8 oil changes but I guess I will be changing my oil every 3 months no matter the miles lol

Again, overall my experience was a good one.
A good service department can make or break a customer experience. There are some dealerships that would be wise to remember this. Unfortunately, franchising often creates monopolies in less populated areas, so there's little recourse on the part of the customer.

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Re: If your 8spd trans is rough, put your hand up

Several posts in this thread, commented on seeing the trans shift speeds The only way I have been able to see that, is to pluu the upshift paddle when cruising above 45-50mph. It then shows an "8", and as I slow my speed, I can see it drop to 7, 6, etc. Of course, once I begine to accel again, I have to either manually upshift through the gears, or put it back in "Drive".

Is there any way to leave it in Drive, and see the gear attained? Someone told me that the current gear should display as a small number beside the D. But I see nothing like that on mine.
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Re: If your 8spd trans is rough, put your hand up

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Several posts in this thread, commented on seeing the trans shift speeds The only way I have been able to see that, is to pluu the upshift paddle when cruising above 45-50mph. It then shows an "8", and as I slow my speed, I can see it drop to 7, 6, etc. Of course, once I begine to accel again, I have to either manually upshift through the gears, or put it back in "Drive".

Is there any way to leave it in Drive, and see the gear attained? Someone told me that the current gear should display as a small number beside the D. But I see nothing like that on mine.
When the car is not moving, you need to go into the EVIC display and change the option to give you the D and then the gear next to it. It should be also listed in your owners manual on how to do it.
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When the car is not moving, you need to go into the EVIC display and change the option to give you the D and then the gear next to it. It should be also listed in your owners manual on how to do it.
The bolded part is the key, since it's in a menu that can't be accessed while moving.

Use either the up or down arrow on the left side of the wheel to scroll to the menu that has the picture of your gauges. It's the same place where you can toggle between the speed gauge or number indicator.

Hit the right arrow to bring up the options, then scroll to the settings for the gear indicators.
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Re: If your 8spd trans is rough, put your hand up

Colossus...

Regarding the valve replacement, has it fixed virtually all of your shifting issues (down and up)? Is the difference noticeable?

I might have to demand a valve replacement since the latest flashes only seem to make my shifting worse.


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Colossus...

Regarding the valve replacement, has it fixed virtually all of your shifting issues (down and up)? Is the difference noticeable?

I might have to demand a valve replacement since the latest flashes only seem to make my shifting worse.


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On mine it has fixed everything. And trust me I am constantly keeping an eye out for one little off shift.

If anything changes I will let you guys know as soon as it happens. I did take it out yesterday on a longer drive and it drove great.

Up...down... slowing down or giving her gas to merge into traffic. When theybdid the first and only flash it fixed one issue but (2 to 1 shift problem) but made the other (2 to 3 ) horrible. Now it is fine.

I would open a case with customer care if you haven't already as well.
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Re: If your 8spd trans is rough, put your hand up

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On mine it has fixed everything. And trust me I am constantly keeping an eye out for one little off shift.

If anything changes I will let you guys know as soon as it happens. I did take it out yesterday on a longer drive and it drove great.

Up...down... slowing down or giving her gas to merge into traffic. When theybdid the first and only flash it fixed one issue but (2 to 1 shift problem) but made the other (2 to 3 ) horrible. Now it is fine.

I would open a case with customer care if you haven't already as well.

How does one know the valve body needs replacement?
Typically I'm thinking the check engine light would come on? It does come on with the slightest issue with anything, doesn't it?
Replacing could create other issues so I'm a bit scared and would the dealer even attempt to change it?...
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How does one know the valve body needs replacement?
Typically I'm thinking the check engine light would come on? It does come on with the slightest issue with anything, doesn't it?
Replacing could create other issues so I'm a bit scared and would the dealer even attempt to change it?...
No check engine light came on. Dealer got in touch with Chrysler Engineers and that's what they diagnosed. Been over a week and still running great. If any issues happen due to the replacement of the valve body it will be on Chrysler so not worried.
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Re: If your 8spd trans is rough, put your hand up

Mine has been changed twice, little if any real improvement
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Re: If your 8spd trans is rough, put your hand up

My question is why would my V6 transmission shift flawlessly for the first 5,000 miles or so, then all of a sudden start with the rough downshifts from 2nd to 1st?



And why after 4 tranny reflashes and no joy did Chrysler/Jeep service never bring up a valve body replacement?

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Re: If your 8spd trans is rough, put your hand up

I had my tranny re-flashed and the valvebody relearned. As of this morning, going from 1-2 has been alot better. I wouldn't say everything is buttery smooth like the dealer made it sound over the phone but it is better. Downshifting seems a tad better but nothing I would say totally fixed the issues. I'll give it a week or so and if it doesn't get better then I'll open a case with FCA.
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