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When my truck sits for a while in the cold second gear shifts very hard. You can really feel it you’re going along, bam it pauses for a minute and shifts with a clang. Has any one else had this problem?
 

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sounds like cold trans fluid. i gather it goes away once the truck is warmed up? if so, i say normal. almost every auto transed car i have had did this till it got the fluid warm. if your that worried about it though it could be time to change the trans fluid.
 

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agreed, no hard shift into 2nd here, my gripe is that the trans seems to hold the gear too long before it throws the shift. Its done it since I last had the fluid changed - So i think whatever fluid my dealership used is crappy... going to do a fluid changeout on mine in a week or two with the amsoil...
 

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I havent noticed such a problem with mine, I am super easy on it though in the cold mornings. It is very true that it holds the RPM up high before the shifts in a morning startup, I just go as light on the throttle as I can up until I absolutely have to speed up on the highway.. I know that cold fluids and such temperatures can really cause premature wear if driven hard without a good easy "warm-up" drive.
 

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Yes it goes away after it warms up I just wanted to know if others had the same problem. I have 23000 miles on my truck and have not done any fuild swaps. Should I switch over to royol purple or stay with nissan brand when I change it?
 

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If your looking to get away from the nissan brand fluid, i'd go straight to the Amsoil. Have read many good things about it here on the board.

I did the first transfluid swap @ 30k. I'm hitting 70k now and will be doing it again very shortly. I do have a lot of side road and hilly type driving, so the convertor often unlocked and the trans is shifting a lot due to the stop and goes. With the Amsoil in it I may let it go further.
 
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