Ive had my Challenger since August and that shift skip thing has only kicked in one time that I remember. I think it has something to do with your acceleration so maybe if you dont short shift you will hardly ever notice it. The only issue Ive noticed about the shifter is that it definitely needs to warm up because when you first start driving there is a gear nibble between 2nd and 3rd that goes away after about 10-15 minutes of driving.
2012 Dodge Challenger R/T Classic 6 spd
I also find this skip shift thing VERY annoying! Noticed it on my '12 fairly quickly & thought something was wrong until I read about it from this site. It is rather dangerous when you are in traffic - like making a turn with traffic following closely behind you & all of a sudden you can't get it into gear & lose acceleration. If this was done for fuel mileage gains it was a totally stupid idea on Chrysler's part. I've had this happen on a lot of occasions. I'll be looking into the skip shift eliminator this spring.
It's funny this thread came up. This morning I had a scare because of the skip shift. Traffic came to a stop in front of me due to someone waiting to turning left (across traffic). As the right lane cleared I saw my opportunity and started poking the nose of the car out and unleash the Hemi... Slowly hit the gas and try for 2nd and nothing happens. That damn message came up as I quickly tossed it into 3rd and finally got up to a decent speed. Skip shift eliminator will be ordered along w/ a catch can right after Xmas.
The PCM controls the skip shift solenoid, locking out second and third gear when all of the following conditions are met:
Engine coolant exceeds 41°C (106°F)
Vehicle speed is between 12 and 20 MPH
Engine operating above 1322 RPM
The PCM verified first gear speed/RPM
Throttle position sensor (TPS) signal is less than 0.68 volt above closed throttle (23 percent throttle opening)
The solenoid resets when vehicle speed drops below 3 MPH.
Originally Posted by stevewhiteparts
the skipshift should not prevent 3rd at all, if it really does block 3rd engagement, then something is wrong, on my 11 it will indicate on the evic everytime it tries to do it.....says something like " 1 to 4th"
Err should read your posts, not sure where the first one came from but fixed by next. Skip shift has been all tremecs for years now every since they removed the annoying shift lights ( REAL low RPM ones) like I had on a 92 Chevy 5speed, Eco thingee!
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I installed the eliminator at the side position as shown on the instructions. It worked, but now I cant shift to 2nd or 3rd gear when at idle and it is really tugh to get it into reverse. Challengerbliss
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