A/T Road Test

1.Warm up the engine to normal operating temperature (the radiator fan comes on).

2.Apply the parking brake, and block both rear wheels. Start the engine, then shift to the D position while pressing the brake pedal. Press the accelerator pedal, and release it suddenly. The engine should not stall.

3.Repeat 2 in the 2, 1, and R positions.

4.Connect the HDS to the DLC (A), and go to the A/T data list.

 

5.Test-drive the vehicle on a flat road in the D position. Check for abnormal noise and clutch slippage. While driving, check that the shift points occur at the proper speeds by monitoring the throttle position sensor voltage with the HDS and comparing your shift point speeds and voltage to those in the table. (The throttle position sensor voltage represents the throttle opening.)

Upshift: D Position
Throttle position sensor voltage: 0.8 V 
1st®2nd 14-19 km/h (9-12 mph) 
2nd®3rd 32-37 km/h (20-23 mph) 
3rd®4th 47-53 km/h (29-33 mph) 
4th®5th 63-71 km/h (39-44 mph) 
Lock-up ON 77-89 km/h (48-55 mph) 
Throttle position sensor voltage: 2.25 V 
1st®2nd 32-39 km/h (20-24 mph) 
2nd®3rd 60-68 km/h (37-42 mph) 
3rd®4th 93-103 km/h (58-64 mph) 
4th®5th 166-182 km/h (103-113 mph) 
Lock-up ON 174-192 km/h (108-119 mph) 
Fully-opened throttle
Throttle position sensor voltage: 4.5 V 
1st®2nd 55-63 km/h (34-39 mph) 
2nd®3rd 103-116 km/h (64-72 mph) 
3rd®4th 161-179 km/h (100-111 mph) 
4th®5th ——— 
Lock-up ON ——— 

Downshift: D Position
Throttle position sensor voltage: 0.8 V 
Lock-up OFF 76-85 km/h (47-53 mph) 
5th®4th 48-56 km/h (30-35 mph) 
4th®3rd 31-35 km/h (19-22 mph) 
3rd®1st 8-13 km/h (5-8 mph) 
Throttle position sensor voltage: 2.25 V 
Lock-up OFF 106-121 km/h (66-75 mph) 
Fully-opened throttle
Throttle position sensor voltage: 4.5 V 
Lock-up OFF 174-190 km/h (108-118 mph) 
5th®4th 187-206 km/h (116-128 mph) 
4th®3rd 137-153 km/h (85-95 mph) 
3rd®2nd 87-98 km/h (54-61 mph) 
2nd®1st 42-50 km/h (26-31 mph) 

6.Accelerate to about 57 km/h (35 mph) so the transmission is in 4th or 5th, then shift from the D position to the 2 position. The vehicle should immediately begin to slow down from engine braking.

7.Check for abnormal noise and clutch slippage in the following positions.

1 (1st Gear) Position
Accelerate from a stop at full throttle. Check that there is no abnormal noise or clutch slippage. Upshifts should not occur with the shift lever in this position.

2 (2nd Gear) Position
Accelerate from a stop at full throttle. Check that there is no abnormal noise or clutch slippage. Upshifts and downshifts should not occur with the shift lever in this position.

R (Reverse) Position
Accelerate from a stop at full throttle, and check for abnormal noise and clutch slippage.

8.Test in P (Park) Position.
Park the vehicle on a slope (about 16°), apply the brake, and shift into the P position. Release the brake; the vehicle should not move.

NOTE: Always use the brake to hold the vehicle, when stopped on an incline in gear. Depending on the grade of the incline, the vehicle could roll backwards if the brake is released.