Re: "new" C6 won't "brake" in 2nd
Is this the first C6 you've had? The possible reason for no back pressure when dropping into 2nd might be that it doesn't have a rear/back pump or whatever that is. Like you can't push start an older automatic ford but you can push start an old chevy becuase of the dif in the trans and back pressure.
Been so many years since I started my Impala that way. But think you get to pushing them and when you get close to about 30 mph you drop it into drive to cause the same effect as popping the clutch to start it.
It might not be designed to "drop down" like that and is a safety mechanism. Like I said, don't know much about the C6. I know my old cruiso will drop down but have never tried it at that speed, be worried about messing it up. What about if you have it in 2nd, does it not go into 3rd?
One of my trans died because it never wanted to shift to 3rd, I thought I was going around 40 when it would finally shift. Well I found out it was more like 50 when I had my sis following me. No speedo. Then one day it went whiirrrrrrrrrrrrrr SNAP! and after that could only be driven til the trans got hot then it would just quit. Took it in to get it rebuilt and the torque converter was twisted on the shaft.
Another trans,had to put in neutral and then back to D to get it to shift. Reverse is not a good thing at 60mph. LOL
Last edited by ShotRod64; 10-24-2008 at 08:14 AM.