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.)|
|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.