Project: Advanced Troubleshooting of 2001 and 2002 Auto Transmissions
The wive’s 2001 (150K’ish miles) just tossed up the “transmission service required” on screen. Of course she forgot to tell me this happened yesterday so I didn’t have time to pull codes with the Vida…so my inquiry is a bit premature but I wanted to get comments.
The transmission still drives (no hard shifts) as fine as it has for the last two years including the two following issues:
- backup has always required quite a few RPM like there is no pressure
- the neutral stop bump from a stop has always been there and the wife has done fine with just taking her foot of the brake before gunning the gas.
“There are two gear ratio ranges used in the 5 speeds, 55-50 do not use as low geared reverse with reverse being taller than 1st and would make engine reach higher revs closer to TC stall speed on a grade. 55-51 gearboxes have a lower geared reverse that is lower geared (higher numerical, always confusing…) and backs up with less effort than it goes forward. I suspect you have 55-50 in the XC and the reverse sensation is normal. Pressure as regards to reverse is not a grey area thing…”
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