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#1 Old 08-16-2005, 11:26 PM
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97 1500 auto trans hard shift from 2nd to 3rd

I have 97 ext cab 4x4 5.9, the tran shifts extremely hard
at low rpms . Accelerating normally to about 35 mph, 1 to 2 nice smooth shift, 2nd to 3rd, very hard shift, 3rd to 4th nice a smooth. It shifts alot better when I first drive off to work in the a.m. It shifts really nice if I am accelerating to high way speeds. What does not make sense to me is why it shifts so hard in that gear only under light acceleration.
Any suggestions? Tran fluid is at proper level and looks great.
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try a can of LUCAS Transmission oil stabilizer. Smoothed mine out.
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tried some Lucas, no effect, any other suggestions? Would a tvc adj affect all gears or just that one. Could a slight adj bring just that one gear to shift smoothly and not mess up the other shifts?
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If the new transmissions are similar to the old 727 and there is an external second gear band adjustment, I would adjust the band.

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Mine does the same thing, i have never had my bands adjusted 102K miles.
Could be, if you get yours adjusted before i do, let me know if it fixes the prob. its drivin me nuts. Thanks

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