Thanks for the tip, I noticed shift shock goes away when temp gauge is above 2nd notch from the bottom reading cold. usually within 10 mins of driving, 15 on real bitter cold days.
That was my experience as well. Just passing this along cause it seams to pop up as a frequent question.Thanks for the tip, I noticed shift shock goes away when temp gauge is above 2nd notch from the bottom reading cold. usually within 10 mins of driving, 15 on real bitter cold days.
Depends, is it present only when the trans is cold, or when it's up to working temperature?By shift shock, do you mean a jerky shifting, or just a louder shift sound? I've noticed on my 2008 Mazda 3 that I will sometimes hear a weird clicking sound when the automatic transmission shifts from 1st to 2nd. The sound is alarming to me but it does not cause any jerky motion at all. Is this shift shock as well?
Oddly enough, my wife's 2008 2.0 is at 130K, and her transmission always shifted fine even when cold.:huh:Amsoil ATF fixed that for me in my 07 Mazda6. It had the FNR5-based transmission though. The Amsoil stuff reduced the shock to only the FIRST shift from 1 to 2 on a cold day and drastically improved cold weather behavior.
And if anyone hasn't replaced their trans fluid in 60k, you're due anyway. My extended warranty from Mazda stated I had to flush every 30k for my Mazda6... but not a peep in the manual. Makes you wonder.
True, but at the same temps my 2004 2.3 auto used to have shift shock, her 08 never did. That's some of the benefit I have at least, I have/had the opportunity to test 2004, 2007, and 2008, 2.3 and 2.0, manual and auto side by side since I have two in my garage (my 04 was totalled beginning of this year.)You're in Louisiana!
It's much colder up here.
That's hard to say, but it certainly can't be good in any case.sorry to resurrect an old thread, but can having too much transmission fluid cause the shift shock to be worse?
On an automatic yessorry to resurrect an old thread, but can having too much transmission fluid cause the shift shock to be worse?