I've been meaning to ask this question for a long time and tonight while I was adjusting my TV cable I made a promise to myself to come straight home afterwards and ask you guys. Off the line, halfway before the tranny drops into 2nd, it almost feels like there's a half shift in there somewhere. Kinda like: 1st Half shift 2nd 3rd I assume this has something to do with the torque converter unlocking, but why would my tranny be setup like this? Does the diesel 700r4 stay locked in 1st until a certain RPM is reached? FWIW, the convertor locks and unlocks as it should in all the other gears...... I'm scratching my head over this one. And don't tell me that my tranny is on the way out. It's been shifting like this for over 70K miles.