[V8] 1990 V8Q shifting WAY too hard

Jason Wilkerson wilke_jb at yahoo.com
Wed Sep 9 05:54:43 PDT 2009

Since you just got the car, and if you plan to keep it, I would take it a step further.  Remove the exhaust cross member, remove AT pan, clean well.  Remove filter and replace.  Put pan back on, (do not 'flush' transmission!) put in one gallon Mobil 1 synthetic ATF.  Do a fluid only change again in 1 month or 1,000 miles.  

PS - make sure you can get the correct filter before doing this - I sort of remember having a problem getting one last time - but I'll bet you can find it somewhere.  Good luck.

--- On Tue, 9/8/09, Brian K. Ullrich <bullrich at ullrichsys.com> wrote:

> From: Brian K. Ullrich <bullrich at ullrichsys.com>
> Subject: [V8] 1990 V8Q shifting WAY too hard
> To: v8 at audifans.com
> Date: Tuesday, September 8, 2009, 11:57 PM
> I just acquired a 1990 model V8Q from
> the Chicago area. It's an automatic,
> and it is shifting into 2nd and 3rd like someone is hitting
> it with a
> sledgehammer. It does this shifting both up and down. All
> other shifts seem
> pretty smooth.
> It does it in both Sport and Economy mode. It is much more
> pronounced when
> more power is applied. When starting off under low power,
> the up-shift seems
> far less "bangy" in 2nd and 3rd (to coin a phrase from my
> son) then when
> under normal power, when it seems like I just got hit from
> behind. When
> downshifting, I often hear a "CLANG" from the tranny.
> I know virtually nothing about automatic trannys. Can
> someone help? 
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