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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 04-24-2012, 05:17 PM Thread Starter
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Changing gears

Here's my question: just bought a 2008 Nitro, auto tranny, 3.7L. when tranny changes from first to second speed, it shifts like manual shifting. It's like the motor rpm turn down a bit while shifting and then resume up. Same behavior from second to third gear. Is this normal?

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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 04-28-2012, 07:01 AM
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Welcome to the forum. I have never experienced this with my 2011, but I do know that at one time there was a TSB to flash the transmission. I do not know the model years, but you could ask your dealer. Hope this helps you.






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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 04-28-2012, 07:35 AM
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Technical Service Bulletins for 2008 DODGE NITRO
Power train:automatic transmission:control module (tcm, pcm)
07/14/2008 - 2008 DODGE NITRO : Power train
03/04/2008 - 2008 DODGE NITRO : Power train


2008 DODGE NITRO Technical Service Bulletin

HOME » D » DODGE » NITRO » 2008 » 10025149
NHTSA Item Number: 10025149
Service Bulletin #: 18-027-08
Replacement #:
Vehicle/Equipment Make: DODGE
Vehicle/Eqipment Model: NITRO
Model Year: 2008
Mfg Component Code: 103100 POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:CONTROL MODULE (TCM, PCM)
Date of Bulletin: 2008-06-24
Date Added: 2008-07-14
Summary: FLASH: TORQUE CONVERTER SHUDDER OR HIGH CABIN TEMPERATURES ON START-UP. *NJ

2008 DODGE NITRO Technical Service Bulletin

HOME » D » DODGE » NITRO » 2008 » 10024056
NHTSA Item Number: 10024056
Service Bulletin #: 1800208
Replacement #:
Vehicle/Equipment Make: DODGE
Vehicle/Eqipment Model: NITRO
Model Year: 2008
Mfg Component Code: 103100 POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:CONTROL MODULE (TCM, PCM)
Date of Bulletin: 2008-01-10
Date Added: 2008-03-04
Summary: FLASH: ROUGH IDLE AND DROP IN ENGINE SPEED UPON GEAR ENGAGEMENT AFTER COLD START. *NJ


Not sure these are what your issues are.

This one looks better...

2008 DODGE NITRO Technical Service Bulletin

HOME » D » DODGE » NITRO » 2008 » 10026168
NHTSA Item Number: 10026168
Service Bulletin #: 21-018-08
Replacement #:
Vehicle/Equipment Make: DODGE
Vehicle/Eqipment Model: NITRO
Model Year: 2008
Mfg Component Code: 103000 POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
Date of Bulletin: 2008-07-12
Date Added: 2008-10-03

Summary: CHRYSLER/DODGE/JEEP: FLASH DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODE, DTC P0740 OR P1798 AND AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION SHIFT IMPROVEMENTS 1-2 OR 2-3 COLD SHIFT IMPROVEMENTS. *PE


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I have an 07 with the 3.7L, don't know of this issue. What's the mileage? First thing I'd do is change all the fluids, tranny, transfer case and axles.

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Thanks for the info rickaren. Last TSB you mentionned seems to be the one. I'll take it to the dealer. Any idea of how much they'll ask to flash?
Thanks to DHH3 and jhnhopkins for their support.
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Thanks for the info rickaren. Last TSB you mentionned seems to be the one. I'll take it to the dealer. Any idea of how much they'll ask to flash?
Thanks to DHH3 and jhnhopkins for their support.

Hate to say it but my dealer charge $104.00 (one hour labor) to check my driveshaft for any issues when they were already doing an oil change! They should give you a figure to check ALL updates at the same time before you have any services performed. Yes I did O.K. that inspection to be safe and was told if they found an issue it would be covered under my warranty. No issue found. I would expect a one hour labor charge.

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