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post #21 of 37 (permalink) Old 09-28-2007, 07:36 PM
 
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Re: Trans Update

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I just got a letter in the mail for my 08 Outlook. Has anyone gotten this update yet? Notice any difference? Think MPG will go up or down?

I figure I will take the update either way, but would hate for my MPG to go down.
Everyone seems to be reacting very positively, saying it's a very noticeable improvement, and there's no effect on mileage, just as with the other reprograms.
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post #22 of 37 (permalink) Old 10-17-2007, 02:11 AM
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Re: Trans Update

Hey All,

Just got my Oil change (19.99) and also a couple of campaigns taken care of

campaign- 07147 Propeller shaft bolt replaced
campaign-07217 Tranny software update and calibration. (PCM recalibration)

I am feeling the difference while driving back home. I guess it was an actual good update...drives better via hills and out of first...

Now is the tranny update and PCM calibration just for the tranny, or does the software update/ pcm calibration help other stuff like the outside temp indicator?
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post #23 of 37 (permalink) Old 10-18-2007, 07:02 AM
 
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Re: Trans Update

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Hey All,

Just got my Oil change (19.99) and also a couple of campaigns taken care of

campaign- 07147 Propeller shaft bolt replaced
campaign-07217 Tranny software update and calibration. (PCM recalibration)

I am feeling the difference while driving back home. I guess it was an actual good update...drives better via hills and out of first...

Now is the tranny update and PCM calibration just for the tranny, or does the software update/ pcm calibration help other stuff like the outside temp indicator?
The update only improves the transmission.
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post #24 of 37 (permalink) Old 10-19-2007, 08:07 PM
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Re: Trans Update


I'm scheduled to get my Trans flashed this Monday on my '08 Outlook XR (built in July'07)
I told the service manager that I suspect I need an ECM and TCM flash from what I've seen on internet forums. He indicated that his records show that my vehicle only requires a TCM flash because it is an '08 and only the '07's needed both. Anybody have any insight here?
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post #25 of 37 (permalink) Old 10-21-2007, 07:48 PM
 
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Re: Trans Update

New update came out in september and it is a great improvement
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post #26 of 37 (permalink) Old 10-21-2007, 08:31 PM
 
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Re: Trans Update

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I'm scheduled to get my Trans flashed this Monday on my '08 Outlook XR (built in July'07)
I told the service manager that I suspect I need an ECM and TCM flash from what I've seen on internet forums. He indicated that his records show that my vehicle only requires a TCM flash because it is an '08 and only the '07's needed both. Anybody have any insight here?
Key1
Both the TCM and the ECM need to be flashed regardless of MY07 or MY08. The dealer is supposed to be able to flash both modules at the same time with only one flash.
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post #27 of 37 (permalink) Old 10-29-2007, 11:59 AM
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Re: Trans Update

I recently purchased (about 2 weeks ago) a 2008 Outlook XE (manufactured 09/07). I am assuming I have the tranny update based on this thread. I also entered my VIN # on the site mentioned in this thread and there did not seem to be a controller option for TCM or ECM (though there were others) for my vehicle listed.
With my Outlook, my only concern is a "clunking" noise that happens every time I accelerate after starting the vehicle. It just happens once with each drive, but it is consistent and I can feel it on my foot as I depress the gas pedal.
Other than that, I am happy with it. Overall MPG seems OK, with 1200 miles on it already, I seem to be getting about 21 MPG on the highway (maybe about 14 local), which I expect to improve even further after my first oil change and as I exceed 5000 miles.
Has anyone else experienced this "clunking" sound?
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post #28 of 37 (permalink) Old 10-29-2007, 04:49 PM
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Re: Trans Update

The clunking cound is the ABS (brakes) system performing a self test. Completely normal.

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post #29 of 37 (permalink) Old 10-30-2007, 12:40 AM
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Re: Trans Update

My wife have about 6000 miles on our Outlook..We absolutely love our SUV..The only fault I had with my car was the way the tranny felt..It almost felt like sometimes I had mud on my tires...Wierd shifting patterns..like it wasnt sure when to shift.. especialy when going uphill it would go from 2500 RPM to like 8000 and feel like the engine was gonna blow..I got a flyer in the mail this month saying the Saturn Had a NEW engine and trany software update..I took it in and WOW it is a different machine..I cant tell you enough how much difference I can feel in the overall performance not to mention the better fuel economy now... It shifts so much smoother.
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post #30 of 37 (permalink) Old 10-31-2007, 06:54 AM
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Re: Trans Update

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The clunking cound is the ABS (brakes) system performing a self test. Completely normal.
If this is considered normal ABS operation, I would assume everyone else who has an Outlook is experiencing the same clunking sound? If any other Outlook owners would like to confirm this, I would appreciate it. Thanks!
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