Shifting of the automatic transmission should be smooth. Try changing the transmission oil and filter. If you take it to be done make sure you specify that you want the pan dropped and the filter replaced, as many places suck out the old fluid and do not change the filter.
shifts normal with normal driving conditions when driving hard transmission stalls.have to ease off gas to go to next gear
You put it in drive and press the gas. It drives just like a normal automatic transmission.
One of the nice features of the Echo is that it has a transmission fluid filter. This means you may never need to change the transmission fluid (it is not listed at all in the owner's manual scheduled maintenance). If you feel that it really does need it because you have not driven under normal conditions, you can find details on how to do it, here: http://groups.msn.com/Sorensonbrian/atfchange.msnw
A CVT is a type of automatic transmission that is very different from normal auto transmissions. CVT stands for Continuously Variable Transmission. The theory behind CVT is that there are infinite gear combinations. There are no set "gears". What I mean by this is your normal auto transmission will have 3,4, 5 up to 8 specific gears. The transmission finds the right gear and then move up or down to the next set gear depending on your driving needs. Regardless of how smooth an automatic transmission is there will still be a momentary loss of power when the gears shift. Not so in a CVT CVT's have no set gears. They start a high ratio to get you started and then roll along a cone "continuously" changing the ratio, with no power loss and "infinite" combinations, giving fuel economy increases and super smooth acceleration. The downside to CVT is the add weight.
Have you checked the fluid level? Have you changed the filter and fluid as normal maintenance?
The owners manual shows for a 4X4 automatic approximately 10.3 quarts ( 9.8 liters ) of Motorcraft MERCON V for the entire system ( transmission / cooler / lines / converter etc ) Use the transmission dipstick to set the normal operating level range
The STI, which is a version of the Subaru Impreza WRX, only comes with manual transmission. The normal Impreza WRX does come in both versions, just not the STI model
AT switchThe at switch when pushed to the right makes the transmission hesitate a few seconds before changing gears. it gives you a little more power in the gears! to the left is normal gear changing as it says (normal)
according to the owners manual it is a security device and perfectly normal. Mine delays as much as 5 seconds before engaging.
it takes just about 3 quarts for a normal oil change.
A rebuilt transmission shoud perform exactly like a new one. Hesitation is not normal. Take it back to whoever rebuilt it.
The owners manual claims "under normal operating conditions" you should never have to replace the tranny fluid. but what is normal operating conditions? i would change it out every 40-50 thousand miles.
Under normal conditions when driving at highway speed should allow the transmission to shift into overdrive.. Assuming automatic, if the O/D indicator is on when accelerating from a stop, and in most cases during stop and go driving (when transmission has not settled into high gear, or under heavy load), it should not be on. This should apply to literally any vehicle with automatic & overdrive. If it is on when an automatic transmission has not reached high gear, it would be a symptom of an electrical or sensor switch malfunction.
normal oil gets thin when hot
If it is anything like my 2002 auto tran 4runner, then yes it is normal. I was showed that when I bought my 4runner. It is suppose to be easier on your transmission. If this sound crazy, you may want to call the dealer.
5.3 seconds is the normal 0-60 mph time. I have seen a 5.2 quoted as well. This is with the manual transmission. The stock automatic is slower.
Computers are not really automatic. They do the works as per the instructions in the programs. But for normal users, its just automatic.
It depends on what model of land rover, how it is driven, and on several other factors, but for the land rover discovery with automatic transmission it will probably be around 11-13mpg during normal driving.
Changing it to be normal unless it is a program...
It should be a normal procedure.
Owners manual states: "Change automatic transmission flued only as necessary." ) (Personal note: I would change mine if it got darker than its normal 'pinkish' color - and definitely during a 100,000 mile service.