[V8] 1990 V8Q shifting WAY too hard
ekellock at gmail.com
Wed Sep 9 08:12:02 PDT 2009
Good advice, seconded. And yup, some sites have listed the 92-97 100/A6 V6
filter incorrectly for the V8, so just be forewarned. The 1-gallon at a
time is the easiest way to flush these out and it doesn't shock the system.
From: v8-bounces at audifans.com [mailto:v8-bounces at audifans.com] On Behalf Of
Sent: Wednesday, September 09, 2009 6:55 AM
To: Brian K. Ullrich; V8 list
Subject: Re: [V8] 1990 V8Q shifting WAY too hard
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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