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post #1 of 164 (permalink) Old 11-18-2006, 06:40 PM Thread Starter
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Dodge Nitro: Auto Trans Issues (threads merged)

Does anyone else notice that the auto trans seems to have a hard time finding the right gear sometimes? It feel as though (when decelerating) that it almost skips a gear and makes the change feel a lot harsher.
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Yes, it seems sometimes it keeps jumping up a gear and back down, almost like a vacuum line is leaking.. And sometimes in a parking lot it shifts hard into 2nd only doing about 10 mph..
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Re: Auto Trans Issues

Our van is really, really rough in its shifts, like ufeel ur in a manual car doing wot shifts, but really ur just going from 30km to like 20 km, and the van jerks hard. I should hope that the Nitro doesnt have this problem, gotta get this checked out i guess...


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Re: Auto Trans Issues

I haven't experienced any hard shifting or anything in the 800 miles so far. The one thing I have noticed that seems very different from any other automatic transmission vehicle I've ever had is that it rolls back when starting off on a slope. I haven't had a chance yet thanks to traffic (LOL) to see just how far back it would roll but it seems considerable.

And when parked on a down slope, going into reverse seems to take a bit for the transmission to finally shift and grab to move backwards.
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Yes, it seems sometimes it keeps jumping up a gear and back down, almost like a vacuum line is leaking.. And sometimes in a parking lot it shifts hard into 2nd only doing about 10 mph..
Yes, that's exactly it. I guess I'll have it looked when I take it in for an oil change.
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I will as well
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Re: Auto Trans Issues

I have test driven several automatics and they all had the same problems with the transmission shifting hard, finding a gear, etc. I asked several dealers and they said that there might be a problem with the auto transmissions on the Nitro's... That's why a bought a 6 speed manual transmission and it drives alot smoother and have had no problems with it!
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any one noticed a whine from trans on 1st and second gear
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i was told the engine and trans were from the jeep liberty or is the trans actually new for the nitro
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post #10 of 164 (permalink) Old 11-29-2006, 07:23 PM
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i think i'll go with the Standard transmission so my gf cant drive it
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