Are shift flares harmful to transmission?
Are shift flares harmful to transmission? I have a shift flare a couple times a week. 2011 malibu 2.4 liter flex fuel 6 speed automatic transmission. It has the 6t40 I guess.
- thebax2006Lv 74 weeks ago
Go to the dealer and find out if they have a PCM "reflash" for shift flares on your car.
Shift flares can be mistaken for a slipping tranny so don't go to a transmission shop. They rend to up sell a rebuilt transmission rather then diagnosing what's wrong.Source(s): Mitsubishi Master Tech
- boLv 74 weeks ago
still haven't visited a shop for help yet. find local shop at ATRA.COMSource(s): transmission man
- L.N.Lv 74 weeks ago
Yes, a flare means it is slipping excessively between shits. Slipping equals heat, heat kills clutches.
- PearlLv 74 weeks ago
you need to ask a mechanic about it
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- JetDocLv 74 weeks ago
So, WTF is a "shift flare"?