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03 Tribute tranny

01-18-2006, 04:18 PM
Recently purchased 03 Tribute 4WD with 37k miles.

Tranny sometimes kicks when downshifting from 2nd to 1st. This happens when accelerating out of a turn onto another city street or when accelerating after slowing for a red light and having the light turn green before coming to a stop.

Some days it never happens; other days it happens darn near every time. Sometimes the tranny just hesitates in shifting, other times the shift is quite jerky and a time or two has included a clunking sound.

Any history with such a problem with this vehicle? Also the manual talks about the computer having to relearn shift points after disconnecting the battery and that shifts will be hard for a few hundred miles. Any chance it is still learning my driving habits?

Otherwise, I love the vehicle.


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