08-31-2019, 08:24 PM
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: New Zealand
Originally Posted by Sleeper135
What is a probable culprit without a diagnostics?
anything...its a pure guess without a diagnosis. Hard shifting and delay points to possible valve body problems, pressure, clutch packs or seals
its all a guess.
get line pressure checked for a start.
Changing shift solenoids rarely cures the issue, its more than likely sludge build up in the valve body blocking oil galleries, jamming the valves and causing bigger issues in the clutch packs.
the fact reverse won't engage either makes me suspicious of pump or filter and pickup issues or possibly pressure control solenoid and associated valve stuck open.
You did put the filter back on properly? and changed it when you were in there?
2015 5 dr Grand Vitara 2.4 (daily driver)
2008 Swift M15A
1971 V8 HG Holden with 383 stroker 9" torq lok and TH350 trans (the toy)
Mitzi RVR 2.0 (not one of my better buys)
the 2013 3 dr GV is now the off road only toy
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Last edited by 2013GV; 08-31-2019 at 08:26 PM.