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Old 15 Mar 2013, 09:40 am
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Question Down shifts hard

For the past couple of days my '03 cruiser has been down shifting hard, but it up shifts just fine. Any ideas of what it could be?
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Old 15 Mar 2013, 10:16 am
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Default Re: Down shifts hard

Could be lots of things...use of wrong fluid, dirt in the valve body, early indication of transmission total failure...
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Old 15 Mar 2013, 10:25 am
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Default Re: Down shifts hard

is it stick, auto?

if auto, you mean it shifts more firmly when you floor it and it downshifts?
or do you mean when decelerating?

if stick, you mean it takes longer/more force to put in a lower gear to downshift?

either way, i'd start by inspecting the engine mounts.
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Old 15 Mar 2013, 10:54 am
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Default Re: Down shifts hard

It's an automatic. When giving it gas it shifts just fine, very smooth, however when I'm braking to slow down it shifts hard.
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Old 15 Mar 2013, 01:19 pm
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Could be the transmission mount.
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Old 15 Mar 2013, 04:46 pm
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Took me a while to find this but check out TSB 21-008-08 Automatic Transmission Shift Bump Harsh 2-1 Downshift...see if it applies to your year PT.
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