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Old 11-16-2012, 10:02 AM   #5
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Originally Posted by jeriku View Post
However, once again, when you're stopped and you begin to take off slowly...
That is the problem, there is no taking off slowly. Just give it some gas and it should go just fine. If not take it back there could be something actually wrong with it. Mine does not take to easy pull offs from full stops. It is accelerate by wire and it knows it is stopped so it won't do anything radical unless you press the pedal all the way to the floor. But it does need a firm and positive input to know that you want to go now, otherwise it gets confused and can tend to jerk around and up shift too soon. Just my experience. This thing is different than driving any previous hydromatic auto. Also, if it hasn't had the transmission software updates, it reacts worse in these situations.

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