Join Date: Feb 2017
Location: Falcon, CO
Vehicle: 2002 Dakota QC 4x4
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delayed shifting, '15 Durango Hemi 8-speed
so our 2015 Durango Citadel AWD Hemi 8-speed is a sweet machine and has lots of power...but it has this quirky 'delay' when shifting between 1-2-3-4... - 5-6-7-8 seem smooth and firm with no delay. Doesn't matter if it's warmed up or not. Start out in 1st, goes through 1st and it literally feels like a fast manual trans shift sequence - like the transmission is dipping a clutch, shifting into 2nd, and re-engaging a clutch all over about 1-2 seconds, and the 'clutch' isn't exactly smooth either.
I'd expect a modern trans like these 8-speeds to have nice positive and nearly unperceivable shifting through the gears, but from 1-2-3 and into 4 there's this sorta jerky 'delay' - literally feels like [clutch in-shift-clutch out]. I'd love for the first half of the gears to shift just like the second half.
Tried eco mode on/off - no change. Has 46k miles so still under warranty, but what gives?
2002 Dakota 4x4 Quad Cab: 440, 46RH, Atlas, tons, 40s (...in work...)
2006 Ram 2500 megacab 4x4 SRW, 5.9 CTD/48RE
2015 Durango Citadel AWD: 5.7 Hemi/8-spd
1952 Willys M-38