mine has definitely been better after the replacement,i'm glad i did it.besides doing the 1200 mile fluid replacement i mentioned ,i also followed the manual's break-in rec for a new or "renewed" trans of not exceeding 5500 rpm for 300 miles.maybe the first owner didn't do that.
with my old one,the mechanic thought someone had missed or jammed a shift before i had it,not that there was any inherent defect in the trans.the 1-2 shift is not perfect now,but much smoother.as post #54 said,this shift is inherently the most difficult.the 3-2 downshift works great if i blip the throttle first.all the other shifts are like buttah,especially when it's warmed up.good luck.
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