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Now I'm probably going to sound like an idiot, but I'm new at transmissions and trying to understand them. Isn't the lock-up of the torque converter a goodthing since it eliminates the slippage between the engine and transmission? If I'm wrong by all means please correct me but thats how I understand that it works!
Take it into the dealer and have them update your PCM. The updatedprogram disables lockup in 3rd gear.
what is the advantage of no lockup in 3rd gear ?
When driving at low speeds in 3rd, it takes you out of the torque band when the tc locks.DC calls it a "perceived loss of power". It probably helps to counteract thier earlier flashes that pull all the timing out.
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