Originally Posted by 77rednecktruck
you can't really read a general article on transmissions and expect it to apply here. Dodge transmissions are retarded and don't really follow any normal rules.
Your Jeep probably shifted into overdrive going up the hill at a slow speed and then finally realized it was in the wrong gear and then downshifted.
If you can't tell, I hate the transmission in my Jeep.
There isn't an automatic made that hasn't pissed me off sometime, especially those GM and Ford POS's.. and those European jokes... The Jeep tranny does alright for a 13 year old design, but when you are trying to understand what is happening, remember that the gear ratio being used doesn't always correlate to what is displayed on the EVIC.
So the torque converter can lock up in any gear? At highway speeds it is about a 200 rpm drop when the converter locks up (V8).