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Old 09-22-2014, 07:34 PM   #1
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Is it normal for select shift to skip gears?

If I use the DCT in manual mode, I find it often skips 3rd gear if I wind it out in 2nd. It ends up in a boggy 4th. Is this a normal function of the transmission? Would a flash take care of this?


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Old 09-22-2014, 07:50 PM   #2
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No, it's not... Good luck! Plenty of complaints on this site (and all around the net) about it
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If I use the DCT in manual mode, I find it often skips 3rd gear if I wind it out in 2nd. It ends up in a boggy 4th. Is this a normal function of the transmission? Would a flash take care of this?
Yeah, I think it's normal. if you wind it out too far, it's going to shift automatically into 3rd. If you press the button at the same time, it will shift for you, then shift again because you wanted it to. Has happened to me a few times.
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Yeah, I think it's normal. if you wind it out too far, it's going to shift automatically into 3rd. If you press the button at the same time, it will shift for you, then shift again because you wanted it to. Has happened to me a few times.
It happens to me too, actually.

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No, it's not... Good luck! Plenty of complaints on this site (and all around the net) about it
You are a freaking fool Cun, read SilverPony's post. The read it again. Maybe a third time. Then figure out that not every DCT has issues. Then maybe, you won't look like a fool, man.
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Sometimes I think it's me bumping the button accidentally.

If you really wind it out in 2nd close to 6.5k RPM, yeah - it'll shift to 3rd for you, that's likely what you're experiencing.

When I shift it into sport mode, it doesn't always downshift, so then when I press the gas and downshift to enter manumatic mode, it downshifts twice.

A similar thing happens when accelerating, there's a bit of a delay in sport (before entering manumatic) and the TCM says "Shift!" right as I press the button and I end up double-up shifting. I still like the car, I just wish there were a way to enter the manual mode without having to press up or down.
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Sometimes I think it's me bumping the button accidentally.

If you really wind it out in 2nd close to 6.5k RPM, yeah - it'll shift to 3rd for you, that's likely what you're experiencing.

When I shift it into sport mode, it doesn't always downshift, so then when I press the gas and downshift to enter manumatic mode, it downshifts twice.

A similar thing happens when accelerating, there's a bit of a delay in sport (before entering manumatic) and the TCM says "Shift!" right as I press the button and I end up double-up shifting. I still like the car, I just wish there were a way to enter the manual mode without having to press up or down.
A tune will fix that for you, I noticed that the DCT shifts wayyyyy faster with the tune. Still a lag but not as bad.
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A tune will fix that for you, I noticed that the DCT shifts wayyyyy faster with the tune. Still a lag but not as bad.
Maybe in 2 years after my warranty expires.
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No, it's not... Good luck! Plenty of complaints on this site (and all around the net) about it
Really can you stop this kinda stuff. You may be frustrated, angry, etc. Who can blame you if your car is acting up but this kind of post isnt helping anyone.
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Maybe in 2 years after my warranty expires.
If you're already in either in neutral heading for first (from a stop), or in 6th gear hold the up part of the toggle switch while shifting into S to lock the car into 1st or 6th rather than letting it drop to 5th and then having to shift back uo to enter manual mode.
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Old 09-22-2014, 08:16 PM   #10
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If you're already in either in neutral heading for first (from a stop), or in 6th gear hold the up part of the toggle switch while shifting into S to lock the car into 1st or 6th rather than letting it drop to 5th and then having to shift back uo to enter manual mode.
Yeah, that's usually what I try to do.

Also, do you think can you cause any damage leaving it in manual mode and letting it downshift itself as the RPMs drop? I stopped doing this at like 14k miles because I didn't like the noises it made. I try to coast to stops in D (occasionally S) only.
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