Failing vacuum modulator???
Finally decided we could fit all the gear and suitcase into the 560 for the trip to Sacramento. Then decided to make a run to the bank for some travling cash. Halfway to the bank, coming off a stop light I get a 1st gear start on easy throttle. Then it decides to hang in first gear. A couple throttle blips wont force an upshift.
Coming off the next stop light I did so somewhat aggressively. That forced an upshift to 2nd. The car has been shifting fine since. The only thing I can think is that the vacuum modulator might be failing, early stages. What do y'all think?
BTW, since that little first gear lock up, I have decided to take the Suburban. Really don't want to get hung in first all the way through the Central Valley.
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