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post #16 of 17 Old 06-22-2011, 05:16 AM
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Originally Posted by Eggdashure View Post
I'm trying to run it in low RPM's, so the hunting / lurching seems less evident. Shifting around 2K...but without a clutch, it's easily forgotten. "Why am I at 4,000 RPM's? Oh yea!"

For the most part I'm following the instructions of my stealership in keeping the throttle engaged. It does make a difference, but I thought that adaptive transmissions were supposed to adapt to us...not the other way around.
It's a mutual thing. You have to adapt to the style of the CVT if you're used to a conventional automatic. I generally take mine up to 3K, sometimes more, and let it settle in to the right gear.


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post #17 of 17 Old 06-22-2011, 08:25 AM Thread Starter
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It gets even stranger-

On several occasions the last couple of weeks the Jeep will get "stuck" in first "gear" on the wife. I thought she was bumping the autostick on, but she about got killed in an intersection because of it. Then it did it to me last night. No one was even close to touching the shifter.

Then yesterday she got on the interstate and got into traffic. She heard "DING DING" from the chime module and the Jeep started acting funny. Nothing came up on the cluster but she pulled over and cycled thru the menu looking for whatever it was dinging about. She shut the Jeep off and started it back up and took off. Hasn't done it again.

This thing is weird.

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