Wow. I have had this exact problem with my car. Some days it's worse than others. Well, I just read this and, even though it's 1:01 AM, I had to go try it out on my car. I unplugged the revolution sensor, and took it for a very brief drive. It shifts differently now, but seems to have much better power. I haven't driven it long enough to find out if it's made a change to the shift problem, but I'm really counting on it.
Ok - so I do have a couple questions, one that has been asked before and I've never seen an answer to, and another...
While I do plan on replacing the revolution sensor eventually, it may be a while, so is there any chance my precious will be damaged running it like this?
Other one... Does it decrease gas mileage? One poster I saw said it did with his car, but I was wondering if anyone else found that to be the case. This car is kind of my daily driver currently, and while gas prices have greatly dropped, I do still feel cheap, ha, ha.