No upshift Archives - Transmission Digest
Are You Shooting in the Dark?

Knowing how an electronic component is supposed to work is very important when you are troubleshooting it for a problem. It can make the difference between replacing parts because you know they are bad and replacing them because you think they are bad. Half the battle in troubleshooting a device is knowing how it’s supposed to work, what to expect from it, what is normal and what is not.

Out of Sight, Out of Mind; What a Waste of Time

In the world of transmission diagnostics, from time to time there is a scenario in which the diagnostics performed ends up being a waste of time. In some situations it can be partially attributed to the “out of sight, out of mind” syndrome, as is the case with a 4L30-E transmission in Isuzu Trooper and Rodeo vehicles. The problem occurs mostly after the transmission has been re-installed.

I Don’t Like the Cold

The past winter months brought to surface a condition of no upshift from first gear when cold with the SAAB/Volvo 50-42LE transmission. When it warms up, all shift sequences are restored. The time in which this occurs varies.