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vs transmission 3-2 hard kickdown problem

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I have a 1995 vs executive v6 which is having a problem with downshifting from 3rd to 2nd.
If I accelerate and it has to shift to second there is a small delay and then it bangs into gear quite hard. Could this be the 3-2 shift solenoid? I have never worked on auto's before so any help would be much appreciated.
 

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No transmission light on, so will it have a fault code?
The car changes up fine, it even kicks down from 4th-3rd and 2nd-1st fine.
oil level is good.
Is this not a common problem?
 

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just checked codes and got a 12. so everything fine there
 

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is there a delay from park or reverse into drive?
 

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No delay. Everything else is just as it should be apart from the 3rd-2nd kickdown. If I am being really picky it makes a slight transmission noise under hard acceleration in 1st and second also.
 

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so I guess that nobody knows. Am I really the only one who has had this problem?
 

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So did you replace the 3-2 sol yet?

1st gear - Sol 1-2 is on Sol 2-3 is off
2nd gear - Sol 1-2 is off Sol 2-3 is off
3rd gear - Sol 1-2 is off Sol 2-3 is on
4th gear - Sol 1-2 is on Sol 2-3 is on
 

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I had this problem and it got worse the sol where fine, get a service and they'll tell u whats wrong, mine was the bands, I've had mine adjusted bit my box just gave way so yeah what collies ur oil aid it's black ur clutch packs are rooted
 

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Not yet. I was waiting to see if anyone had the problem and knew for definate what it could be. Thanks for that info its very helpful, making me think even more that 2-3 is sticking on. Would you have any idea if mine is the grey or white plug 3-2 solenoid?
So did you replace the 3-2 sol yet?

1st gear - Sol 1-2 is on Sol 2-3 is off
2nd gear - Sol 1-2 is off Sol 2-3 is off
3rd gear - Sol 1-2 is off Sol 2-3 is on
4th gear - Sol 1-2 is on Sol 2-3 is on
 
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