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Old 09-01-2019, 03:41 PM   #11
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Good news.
I have firm upshifts on all gears and downshifts.
Still have some hard downshifts from 4-2.

After driving around for a day, checked the fluid level and it was a bit low. Added another quart and shifting seems much better.
Would C and D contribute to harsh 4-2 shifts occasionally?

Remember KISS(Keep It Simple Stupid).
Check your fluid level first.
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Old 09-02-2019, 10:22 AM   #12
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Not having the band adjusted correctly can by being slightly too loose. The band then loosens too early to flare up but buried in the normal rpm flareup anyway, why you don't detect it.

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Old 09-02-2019, 11:54 AM   #13
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I did purchase an adjustable band pin/nut assembly from Superior.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Superior-K0...bea0%7Ciid%3A1
They suggest this as a replacement for the selectable bolt.
I adjusted per their directions. It was longer than the OEM installed bolt.
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Old 09-02-2019, 09:30 PM   #14
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I made my own for maybe $3. Did you use an inch pound torque wrench to dial in the exact preload on bolt before backing it off? Critical, otherwise you get lost in stretching the band.

The E solenoid has to switch on at a drop from 4-2, that could do it maybe. Low pressure in the forward clutch which comes on going to 2nd could do it, again possibly pointing at end cover wear or worn EPC solenoid.
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Old 09-07-2019, 07:11 AM   #15
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Following the instructions supplied with the kit, I verified servo pin travel was 1/8" when air was applied through the hole in the servo mount plate.

The kids have been driving the car as it is.
I'm pretty anal about these issues but the kids hardly notice anything abnormal.
I'm still going to keep this one on the table but it's not a priority now.

Appreciate all the help, amc49.
I'll keep this updated if I do more troubleshooting/repairs.
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