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Old 04 Mar 2012, 04:35 pm
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ok so i got my PT about 2 weeks ago....its an 03 just hitting the 10k mile mark.....3 days ago it starting downshifting from 2-1 HARD, like it jerks the whole car....i went to the dealer...spend 100 bucks for them to update the computer from the tsb that was released for this very issue.....it didnt do ANYTHING > . its not any better if not worse then before. No check engine light is going off so i cant rely on a code to help me diagnose it.... anyone able to give me any help at all?? im actually pretty handy with cars, being i went from a Pontiac Grand Prix GTP that i did all the work for, to the pt cruiser. never ran into a downshift problem til now. any leads are appriciated. thanks
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Old 04 Mar 2012, 04:57 pm
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Have you now told the dealer that it didn't help. You should definitly do so. They are now an important part of the equation. You should (actually they should have automatically) have them check for codes in addition to running the tsb. Did they? With our modern atx's, they will normally produce codes when problems arise. If no codes, then if it was my PT I would take it to my favorite, trusted tranny shop and have them do a REAL diagnostic on it. We can't do that from here.

We have never claimed to be anything more than lovers of PTs on this site. We do have some very able members here and we do our BEST to research and make available any and all pieces of info that we can to help to the best of our laymans ability. If we were "experts" we would be hanging around in the "ask a mechanic" sites and getting paid for our answers.

One or more of our members may follow my comments here with some suggestions, but when it comes down to it, especially where trannys are concerned, "I" would take it back to the dealer or a good tranny shop.

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Old 04 Mar 2012, 08:15 pm
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Old 05 Mar 2012, 09:32 pm
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got it fixed.....all back to normal now......now i can start enjoying my PT
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got it fixed.....all back to normal now......now i can start enjoying my PT
What? Don't make us beg for it. Tell all.
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Old 06 Mar 2012, 08:20 am
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lol,...the dealership never quick learned it when they reset and updated the computer....got it done for free too : D....this is why i hate the stealership!!
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Old 06 Mar 2012, 02:41 pm
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lol,...the dealership never quick learned it when they reset and updated the computer....got it done for free too : D....this is why i hate the stealership!!

John, so my suggestion to you and Surf_Blu_Baby to do the QUICK-LEARN here on the previous thread listed below helped?


Hard Downshift


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Old 06 Mar 2012, 09:28 pm
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John, so my suggestion to you and Surf_Blu_Baby to do the QUICK-LEARN here on the previous thread listed below helped?


Hard Downshift


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yes sir....dealer didnt do it tho had a local transmission shop do it for me..he helped me out and did it at no charge!
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yes sir....dealer didnt do it tho had a local transmission shop do it for me..he helped me out and did it at no charge!
You know were to go to for service now.
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You know were to go to for service now.
definatly....thanx everyone for the tips
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