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Date: Sat, 20 Apr 2002 13:48:57 +0100
From: "Simon Watkins" <>
Subject: Re: '92 900 Automatic Transmission Shifting Speed

"neiltoz" <neiltoznopsamcomnt> wrote in message > The older my wife's car gets, the higher the speed gets at which it shifts into > third gear. Under minimal acceleration, I would feel comfortable with third > gear at about 25-30 MPH, but it actually shifts at 45-50 MPH. Needless to say > the gas mileage is lousy when driving slowly. Could a misadjusted transmission > downshift cable prevent a proper upshift? > > It shifts from 1st to 2nd gear at the proper speed, and downshifts properly > too. Sorry can't help you with the above.. > One more thing: I have to increase engine RPM by 200 - 400 in order to maintain > a constant 55 MPH when going up a hill. I suspect that a non-locking torque > converter is the culprit. Can anyone confirm this? My understanding is that this would be normal - the torque convertor locks whilst cruising on the level, but unlocks when demand is placed on the gearbox, in this case, when progressing up an incline. Once it has unlocked, your revs increase accordingly whilst you go up the hill, and once you reach straight and level conditions, you'd expect the torque convertor to relock. At least, that's my understanding of it. Simon

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