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Old 02-11-2008, 03:24 PM   #9
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2002 SL2
Default Re: 2002 SL2 Transaxle STILL revs from 2nd to 3rd when cold -- now w/ youtube video

Originally Posted by doser View Post
Is it cold outside where you live? I have a 98 SL2, and when it's cold the torque converter clutch doesn't even engage till the engine warms up. So, I don't see that rpm drop. But once it's warm, every gear does that rpm drop to some extent when the clutch kicks in. Mine doesn't drop nearly that much though (except if I'm accelerating really heavy).
I believe he already knows what his problem is - was resolved on a different thread. There was a TSB on his particular problem.

He made several threads on the same issue - he was getting a little anxious to resolve his problem before his 30 day warranty had expired.

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