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Old 02-13-2014, 10:07 AM
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Okay, so I have the 2014 1500 QC with around 2500mi on it so far. Recently, even here in Arizona, we have been having some cold mornings (not compared to the rest of the country, but still cold to us, lol.) and after sitting over night, my truck seems to have a hard shift out of first gear into second. When I say hard shift, I mean it sort of jumps up in RPMs and then kicks into second, unlike any of the other gears. It typically only does this one time (the initial morning take-off) and then there isn't an issue at all afterwards.
Occasionally, if it is a colder day, it will do it mid-day, but rarely.

I know some of you will say, let it warm up and then drive, which I do. I let it idle until the RPMs drop down to the 7-800 range (usually 2-3mins) and then take off. I do not drive crazy and in my opinion I really baby the hell out of it first thing in the morning (at least until I've had my coffee, lol).

Has anyone else experience this or had there's into the tranny shop yet? I'm hoping this isn't a major issue and can be re-programmed or something as opposed to tearing out the guts to find the problem. Any input or advice is appreciated in advance. Thanks!

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Old 02-13-2014, 10:19 AM
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The shift pattern is programmed differently based on the fluid temperature. If you're saying it's harsh or slipping that is another matter.
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I wouldn't say it is slipping at all, but more like I said...
A BIG jump in RPM's once the shift begins followed by a surge in power once second gear engages (due to the jump in RPMs).
I GUESS that could be considered a "slip".... ? It feels more like a computer issue to me, although I am BY NO MEANS a mechanic. LOL
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The shift pattern is programmed differently based on the fluid temperature. If you're saying it's harsh or slipping that is another matter.

So, what you're saying is the shifting will vary depending on fluid temps... so wouldn't this be for each gear, not just first-second, correct?

I ask this because the rest seem just fine... only that first-second upshift.
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Mine just clicks up through the gears no matter what the temperature. It does sound like yours is slipping a little.
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Then again I do not have the V6... It very well could be normal.
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Also considering these Arizona winters are NOTHING compared to the rest of the nation... this isn't even "cold" in most of your opinions, I'm sure...

Into the shop we go I suppose.... FML
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in the winter up here you usually have to start the truck and let it run for a little to warm up. The rpms rev higher when its cold this happens on my truck if I leave right after start up.
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in the winter up here you usually have to start the truck and let it run for a little to warm up. The rpms rev higher when its cold this happens on my truck if I leave right after start up.
Refer to Post #1, paragraph 2.
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Mine did this too. I just had the new tranny software put on last week. Seems to have smoothed out the 1-2 shift. I would have that happen randomly leaving the driveway in the morning and after work after the truck was sitting 8 hours or more. Only the first shift of the drive and randomly with very light acceleration. Like I said, haven't noticed it since I got the most recent tranny software update. Also great improvement with the 2-1 downshift coming to a stop light.
My dealer did the flash after I described the shift quality issues with little hassle.

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