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post #11 of 26 (permalink) Old 12-10-2011, 07:07 PM Thread Starter
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Re: Sorta Transmission Jerkiness

Yes All is well. It was a Coil and spark plug which I personally believe the coil took out that spark plug with it not working or failing. I don't think it was totally failing but was bad enough and that caused all the problems. Tell the dealership to check that TSB I listed. This was an actual GM Tsb.
Other drive-ability issues can be sometimes alleviated by a tranny programming update. This can lead to a decrease in MPG and a different driving character in town. The latest update I believe raises the RPM's a little and Shift Points. Also note if updating to latest or any programming your transmission will go through a learning period for current driving styles so be patient.
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post #12 of 26 (permalink) Old 12-11-2011, 08:32 AM
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Rockitman, how many miles on your '09, I assume it's an OUTLOOK?




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post #13 of 26 (permalink) Old 12-13-2011, 02:26 PM
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@Rockitman, thank you for sharing the most current information about your Outlook. I am glad things are going well.

Please, don't hesitate to contact me in the future.

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post #14 of 26 (permalink) Old 02-07-2012, 08:35 PM
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Hey there, a good mechanic friend of mine suggested that it could be a bad plug. He took my 09 Outlook for a spin a managed to encounter the problem. He did this with his high end code reader plugged in and could not get a code when encountering the problem which lead to the plug possibility. Next service, I am going to have them check. I assume the TSB you referenced would be the same for Canadian GM dealers. Thanks for getting back!
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Had vehicle in, Two bad plugs(#2&6). Plus a coil.problem fixed.
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@Mickey, thank you for sharing the end results with us. I am glad to read that you are enjoying your Outlook once again.

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post #17 of 26 (permalink) Old 06-02-2012, 02:30 PM
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Re: Sorta Transmission Jerkiness

I am having the same issue.
At approximately 70mph, when RPM is between 1800 to 2000, going up a slight incline and speed decreases vehicle tries to increase speed, but I end up with the hesitation/jerkiness motion until transmission downshifts and RPM's go over 2000. At that point vehicle behaves normally.
I was able to duplicate this at 60mph with RPM's around 1600.

I went to Advanced Auto Parts and borrowed the ODBII scanner and ran with the vehicle hooked, I did not have any ODBII codes report out.
2009 Outlook XE AWD.

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post #18 of 26 (permalink) Old 06-05-2012, 11:37 AM
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I am having the same issue.
At approximately 70mph, when RPM is between 1800 to 2000, going up a slight incline and speed decreases vehicle tries to increase speed, but I end up with the hesitation/jerkiness motion until transmission downshifts and RPM's go over 2000. At that point vehicle behaves normally.
I was able to duplicate this at 60mph with RPM's around 1600.

I went to Advanced Auto Parts and borrowed the ODBII scanner and ran with the vehicle hooked, I did not have any ODBII codes report out.
2009 Outlook XE AWD.

Thank you,
Glen
This sounds like something that might be covered under the Powertrain Limited warranty. It might be worth your time to take the vehicle to the General Motors dealership you are comfortable to for diagnosis. Once diagnosis is done, they can provide you with the warranty coverage.

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post #19 of 26 (permalink) Old 07-30-2012, 12:12 AM
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This thread fits our current problem to a tee! I printed this thread out and we will be taking it back in on Tuesday to the dealer. They reporgrammed the trans & ECU last week, but it didn't fix the problem at all. Hopefully they can track down the problem coil/spark plug!
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post #20 of 26 (permalink) Old 07-31-2012, 12:57 PM
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Just got the car back from the Dealer - ignition coil #4 was bad, and they replaced the spark plug too while they were in there.

Thumbs up to David Chevrolet in Niagara Falls, NY. They were very nice to my wife!

Now I just need to learn how to track down a bad ignition coil when the next one fails out of warranty!
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