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My mazda CX-7 AWD shifts hard from 1st to 2nd all other

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My mazda CX-7 AWD shifts hard from 1st to 2nd all other shifts are fine. Also shifts hard when placed in manual shifting from 1st to second. No issues when down shifting
Submitted: 3 months ago.
Category: Transmissions
Expert:  Chris (aka- Moose) replied 3 months ago.

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Customer: replied 3 months ago.
I still need help. Some additional data. My neighbor a mechanic. Hooked ups diagnostic tool. No transmission faults. Device indicated we should do some resistance readings on the transmission solenoids. We have not done that yet. The transmission bucks greatest when slowly accelerating from 1st to second. Shifts easier if you accelerate hard. It does not buck in any other gear transition
Expert:  Chris (aka- Moose) replied 3 months ago.

Below are 2 links, one for solenoid resistance tests and the other for the possible causes. I normally find this to be a solenoid issue or a valve body concern.

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/90220402/shiftshock.pdf

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/90220402/sresistance.png

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Thanks Moose.

Expert:  Chris (aka- Moose) replied 3 months ago.

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