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Old 07-24-2001, 11:25 AM
Tom Pawlik
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My 95 E 420 with 46,000 miles is not downshifting from 4th to 3rd when slowing to go around a corner, or for traffic. After slowing down, to 15-20 mph and then accelerating normally the trans downshifts harshly with a clunk. If I downshift manually, it drops into third smoothly and I can accelerate normally, and then manually shift up to 4th. When stopping completely the trans downshifts through all gears normally and starts out in 2nd. TYIA for any ideas.
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Old 07-24-2001, 06:33 PM
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Are you flooring the pedal? Will it downshift if you floor it into KICKDOWN?
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The 1994 cars have an automatic adjusting band piston on "B"1 band. Many times this piston won't hold its position & then has to re-adjust itself. THAT can cause both of your problems.
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