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Old 03-22-2009, 10:59 PM
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Default Is there a TSB on 08 Tranny shift issues?

Looking for any information on shifting issues with the newer 3G transmissions. I'm pretty sure I read a TSB a few days ago but can't find it now.

The issue is that when I'm at speed, there is a long lag between the OD and TC downshifting when I put teh pedal to the floor.

I'm not looking for neck snapping shifts but I think the Drive by wire system is missing something here. It nearly cost me and my family our lives awhile back on the highway when I needed to get out of the way of a semi. That few short seconds nearly got us killed.

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I took it into the dealership and went on a short trip with the shop foreman to show him what I meant. He could tell what I was talking about but wasn't sure if there was anything that could be done to it. He said they'd look through everything and see if there was something they could adjust.

When we got back, he explained it to the Service Writer as the little engine that could. When I hit the pedal while going down the highway, you can hear the engine rev up but it and the whole time the truck is saying, " I think I can, I think I can." Then about 1-2 seconds later, the transmission down shifts and decides to kick into high gear.

This morning, I got a all, they siad there was an update they installed but couldn't say if there was any real difference. I'll pick it up tomorrow and see what if any difference there is.
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Thanks for the update John, please let us know if you see any difference tomorrow when you'll pick it up.
I guess your experience could help other members
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