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Old 03-30-2013, 06:50 AM   #1
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Front-end collision...end result, better transmission performance!?!

Just a quick backstory here....

About 2 and a half weeks ago I hit the back of a pickup truck in front of me. I saw the guy apply his brakes, so I hit mine, but a person walking alongside of the road at 7am (when it was still dark out), caught my eye, so I turned to look at them. Well, when I looked back in front of me, the truck stopped quicker than I thought they were, and I ended up with a trailer hitch receiver and ball in the engine compartment. Didn't do any damage to the truck, but over $6000 of damage to the front end of the car.

Well, fast-forward to now, the car is all fixed up, and strangely enough, the transmission seems to be the best it's ever been. I'm someone who has posted in nearly all of the threads about bad transmission performance (as my car has had that, even after numerous software updates and a TSB to tear it apart and replace pieces inside of it), so I'm no stranger to the downside of this dual-clutch transmission. However, I must say, since I've gotten the car back from the body shop, the car shifts very smoothly. I was thinking that maybe they disconnected the battery (which upon doing so, the rough transmission shifting in my car is "fixed" temporarily until the car does the re-learning thing), but oddly enough, it wasn't ever disconnected (it still has all radio pre-sets, the clock was correct, everything was in Fahrenheit rather than Celsius). So I have no idea what happened, whether a sudden stop jerked something around or what, but my transmission woes seem to be gone.

Can anyone explain this?!?


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Old 03-30-2013, 06:55 AM   #2
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Was walker pretty/handsome.






I couldn't resist. lol
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LOL, not sure, it was too dark to see, I was just not wanting to hit the person.
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Haha. What I figured but I couldn't help myself.
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Expensive fix, hope it stays
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What did we all learn from this. Lets all go out and get in accidents with our cars. It only improves their performance. Just try not to set the airbags off. If ur not comfortable with that a nice sledgehammer to the tranny might do the trick lol
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So if a front end collision fixes the transmission......will a roll over fix the headliner rattle?
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So if a front end collision fixes the transmission......will a roll over fix the headliner rattle?

Good question, I'll report back...
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I guess this means we should submerge our cars in a lake to fix MyFordTouch too.

EDIT: Darn it someone already made a joke along these lines.
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Can anyone explain this?!?
One possibility is that someone gave your car a good workout (which has been known to help smooth out clutch engagement).
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