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it cause harm to downshift automatic transmissions..stick shift

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Does it cause harm to downshift automatic transmissions and use it as though it were a stick shift?

sal66chev :

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sal66chev :

is not recomended to do that as the transmission does it on its own. it is programed to do it. however. in an emergensy; say your brakes go out andyou need to slow down you can graduately down shift the transmission one gear at the time


Why not recommended?

sal66chev :

what will hapen if you do it too ofthen is that the hard parts inside your transmission will star to take extra stress and will were out sooner.


sal66chev :

the hard parts of your transmission are like planetaryes, imput shaft, output shaft, ring gears, drums,etc. this parts are very expensive and when a transmission goes out ths parts are the ones that make the price higher.


sal66chev :

when the transmission downshifts automaticly is giving time to evryting insidethe trans to slow down and cause the least amount of estress posible and prolong the life of you transmission.


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