2nd Gear Poster
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Fargo, North Dakota
If she keeps accelerating will it eventually go into 2nd though shifting at higher RPMs than usual? Or if she puts it into manual 2nd from a stop, or manually downshifts to 2nd from auto-3rd at 45 mph or so (assuming it gets to that speed), will it hold 2nd then? From auto-3rd will it kickdown to 2nd when given WOT, or overrev?
I ask because this spring my car would infrequently do the 1-2 at abnormally high RPMs, and hit the rev limiter or even go over when it should have kicked down from 3-2. Manual 2nd always held. Recently something failed in my trans with the result of me losing automatic 2nd though manual 2 works. I'm 90% sure it's the intermediate-one-way roller clutch that let go on my car.
1996 Ford Thunderbird 4.6L/auto, 195k miles, semi-retired
2005 Dodge Dakota Club Cab 4x4 4.7L/auto
2015 Dodge Challenger R/T 5.7 Hemi/auto
Gone but not forgotten: 1973 Mercury Cougar XR-7 351C-2V/FMX - 2010 Dodge Challenger R/T 5.7L/manual