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2001 Mazda 626 Question: Dramatic gear change

 

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warrier, 2.0L 4 Cylinder, Ann Arbor, MI, April 12, 2009, 19:12
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When my vehicle shifts from first to second or second to third gear, the rpm builds up until the gear changes and there is a significant jerk in the car at the time it changes gear. The car has a 100K miles on it. Why would this be?

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    April 13, 2009, 11:40
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    First thing to check is your transmission fluid level, If its low it will slip when changing gears.

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    warrier, April 13, 2009, 12:42
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    What else could cause this other than low transmission fluid?

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    hemicuda, April 13, 2009, 15:18
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    I see a turbine speed sensor available from the dealer and the labor to change this is .6 of an hour

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    Visitor, May 06, 2010, 12:59

    it sounds exactly like the transmission in my van but I had it rebuilt and all is good....here's whats happening to yours you are actually skipping over 2nd gear and when it finally catches third you feel a jerk and since 2nd gear is usually paired with 4th or overdrive so 4th is getting toasted to.........sorry about your luck!!!!!!!

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    Visitor, December 29, 2010, 09:47

    what was the cost to change gear on your car mine is doing the same thing...

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