AOD 1->2 doesn't like right turns?
I've noticed a weird-ish sort of problem with my T-bird.
Now, keep in mind that I did run an hour after the TV-cable bushing broke, although a fluid/filter change and new bushing later, it seems not to have suffered any ill effects.
However, I only got to drive it pre-bushing-breakage for a day, so I didn't have a lot to go on.
Anyway, it seems that my 1-2 upshift tends to be a little weird, but the problems I get almost always happen immediately after making a right turn from a stop or near-stop.
Particularly when cold, the trans will sometimes seem to forget it has a 2nd gear, and go right from 1 to 3. This is without really pushing it much at all. Once when I suspected it of doing this, when it seemed to be holding 1st too long, I let off on the gas, to kinda trick it into 2nd. When I gently pushed the gas again, the car revved slightly in neutral, then dropped to 2nd, then almost immediately to third.
Other times, it'll seem lazy about upshifting 1-2. This I've noticed after a right turn if I go into the gas a little. Not hard, mind you, but say maybe 1/4 throttle. At those times, it seems to take a while to finish shifting, and sometimes I can feel that it's doing something akin to "riding the clutch" on a manual trans for about 2 seconds or so. It actually becomes hard to tell when it fully engages 2nd at that point.
I've only noticed this at two particular intersections, but it's happened several times. Sometimes, though, the problematic symptoms simply don't happen at all.
All other upshifts, and all downshifts, seem normal. I *might* have the TV cable set one or two clicks too tight (guessing by the 3-4 upshift time at a feather-light throttle), but otherwise everything appears to be just fine.
Any thoughts or suggestions? I do recall also once reading something that made a passing mention of the AOD "forgetting that it has a 2nd gear" . . but nothing was really explained about it. I'm just looking for more information really.