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Old 06-06-2013, 06:47 AM
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Not happy with the 5 speed transmission

Here is my on-going challenge with my 5 speed transmission and the lock converter. In stop and go traffic when accelerating slowly the transmission keeps shifting up in the next higher gear. Which is very annoying because the vehicle slows, than I need to step on the gas so the transmission shifts down and the vehicle starts moving with a big jerk or jump forward. I ask my dealer to change the shift points but I got told there is nothing they can do to correct this issue. When I did some research online I also did not find any solutions. Does anyone has the same issue and what could be done to correct this problem? Thank you for any help.
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Re: Not happy with the 5 speed transmission

If you have Sport Mode available, select that in stop-and-go traffic...it raises the shift points. But if you don't have that option, there's nothing you can really do.
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Re: Not happy with the 5 speed transmission

You can slap the shifter to limit the highest gear it will shift to.
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Re: Not happy with the 5 speed transmission

I don't know if it will work but it is worth a shot. When I did this I found the transmission seemed to behave differents and got smoother.

Disconnect the negative battery cable for about a half hour. This should erase the short term adaption out of the TCU

Then when you reconnect it the TCU will have to relearn the adaptation based on how you normally this may help a little.

Another thing that seemed to wake up the engine for me was switching to synthetic.

Or you could change the oil more often if you use conventional, if you know what to listen for you can tell that the engine sounds different when the oil's service life is over.
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Re: Not happy with the 5 speed transmission

I don't know anything about them, so this is more a question than advice.

Do any of the aftermarket 'tunes' have settings for shift points?



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Re: Not happy with the 5 speed transmission

Bill, in theory, an aftermarket "tune" might be able to adjust shift points since everything is computer controlled, but nobody's done anything with the V6 machine that I'm aware of. That's what the OP has. Only the Hemi gets "tune" attention...and it took them three+ years to break that code!
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Re: Not happy with the 5 speed transmission

As noted above, use the ERS to limit the top gear.
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Re: Not happy with the 5 speed transmission

Try this, I needed to do this to diagnose a shift issue and it will override any ECO settings that cause early upshift. You may want to check your mileage before and after but I didnt find much of a change.

If you are in stop and go, turn on Tow/Haul. It will turn off ECO and set the shift points a little higher temporarily. I would be interested in your feedback on this.
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Try this, I needed to do this to diagnose a shift issue and it will override any ECO settings that cause early upshift. You may want to check your mileage before and after but I didnt find much of a change.

If you are in stop and go, turn on Tow/Haul. It will turn off ECO and set the shift points a little higher temporarily. I would be interested in your feedback on this.
He has the v6, which doesn't have tow haul mode.
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Re: Not happy with the 5 speed transmission

I love my Jeep, but buying the V6 was a mistake, well I need to mention the engine works great, but paring it with the 5 speed, sucks. Very disappointed that I don't have options to change the shift points. Hopefully there will be the Diablo tuning chip available in the near future.
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Re: Not happy with the 5 speed transmission

Well here is a crazy thought...is it possible to switch the 5 speed with the new 8 speed transmission? My dealer said no. Is there a way without buying a new vehicle?
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Well here is a crazy thought...is it possible to switch the 5 speed with the new 8 speed transmission? My dealer said no. Is there a way without buying a new vehicle?
Yes, you can buy the 8 speed and adapt it.
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