The trans seems to slam when shifting, especially when cold, but also there when warmed up. This is audible - a defined "thump" and tangible, a distinct kick in the pants. This is especially evident when downshifting, eg when approaching a stoplight. Like there is some driveline slack/lash (correct terms?). There is also some lurching when shifting from N/P into D or R. While we're on the subject, there is also some slip when shifting from 2-3, but only when very cold. I've been hesitant to have it adjusted since the trans seems to shift harshly otherwise (the aforementioned "slam").
Really appreciate your advice on this one, Jeff (and others).