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Hard downshifts with jerk and whining noise while on Neutral

Geclipse

Probationary Member
8
0
Jul 30, 2021
Manila, Asia
Hi Guys!

Can you guys help me, after driving for at least 20-30 mins, my 95'2g will suddenly jerk hard while downshifting and it will have a hard time and jerks while going to 2nd and 1st gear vice versa I need to turn off the keys and run it again to be able to move again. I notice that when I'm on Neutral and there's no whining noise, my car will run smooth with no problem. But sometimes my transmission emits a whining noise on Neutral, and that's when the jerking and hard downshifts happens. Can you please help me on this? Do I need a rebuild? Bad TCM? Or other stuff? No engine light.


2g Eclipse is my dream car. I appreciate any help.
 

enriquez2000

Proven Member
1,576
150
Oct 5, 2014
fort collins, Colorado
Could be many things.. have you tried a fluid/filter change? How was the color and smell?

When my converter started to go it did similar things in the beginning but so can bad caps in tcu or shift solenoids.

Lots to test
 

DogWhistle

Supporting VIP
720
279
Sep 13, 2012
St. Paul, Minnesota
Start by checking the fluid level. The fluid level check is only accurate when the car is running
in Neutral -- not Park.
 

Geclipse

Probationary Member
8
0
Jul 30, 2021
Manila, Asia
Thanks for replying Sir!
I just replaced the ATF, level is good, but still has the issue. Does a bad TCU cause a whining noise while in neutral?
 

Geclipse

Probationary Member
8
0
Jul 30, 2021
Manila, Asia
It is actually whining or hissing sound on neutral gear. It gets loud as I rev. I will check it if it's indeed the torque converter.

Thanks for replying Sir, Stay safe and healthy!
 
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