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Old 01-13-2013, 05:48 PM   #50
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Originally Posted by paul21 View Post
Miles 0-500: Satisfied; Some lurching/shuttering at very low speeds but tolerable
500-10000: Extremely Satisfied
10000-14000: Not Satisfied, Grinding, multiple service visits
14000-18000+: Extremely Disappointed, 4 versions of software, 5 service visits; Shifts are no longer smooth, it feels like someone driving a real manual with loss of power between each gear; Shuttering and grinding when warm; Transmission failing after interstate driving but recovering with a night turned off;
One thing you could try is disconnecting the negative battery terminal for a few minutes, which seems to erase the DCT's memory. If possible, you could then follow with the "adaptive drive cycle" outlined elsewhere in this forum.

This shouldn't hurt and it could help. Of course if your problem is oil leaking on the clutch plates it won't help at all.
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