Re: transmission flare when shifting
> I have a 95 with same motor/trans. with 121k. What do you mean by
> "flare". Mine shifts less crisply than before. I have changed the
> trans fuild 3 times (55k, 80k, and 105k) as I ocasionally tow. I feel
> that my torque conv lockout tends to unlock alot at around 65mph
> briefly raising the ending 500rpm. This isn't a shift from OD. If
> search under "intermediate band" or "A4LD" you will find alot of info
> from this group.
> Jack wrote:
>>Have a 96, 4.0 ohv, 114000 miles on it. Transmission flares when
>>shifting from 2nd to 3rd under light load. This does not happen all the
>>time, but enough to have me worried. Seems to happen only when trans is
>>at operating temp, never when cold. Have read up on this problem, some
>>say a bad gasket on the valve body or loose valve body bolts will cause
>>this. I have a B&M Shift-Plus electronic shift kit that is supposed to
>>tighten up the shift. Would it help to install it? I don't hot rod, just
>>want max life out of the truck.
Flare is a slight increase in rpm's when shifting, sort of like slipping
the clutch. A sluggish shift. I put in the B&M shift plus, and it
tightened the shifts right up, not too tight in position 2, seems just
right. It has 3 positions, 1 is off-unit is not working normal shifts, 2
tightrens it up a little, but not real hard shifts and 3 a lot harder
shifts. 2 seems like it's shifting like it should for me.