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Quick question, I just read a post about someone's tranny issues so it jogged my memory to remember to ask my question.....
Recently (in the past few months) I've noticed shifting between gears one and two and two and three has started to become a little hard. Its mostly noticable when your accelerating slowly at low speeds, (I have alot of city driving...) so it's not like I'm WOT everytime I jump in the truck. I know these symptoms are vague but is it worth bringing into the dealership and asking? I had the torque converter done over the summer, which cured the vibration at highway shifting. I'll take any thoughts...Thanks!
 

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Unlike the GM, Toyota, and other Asian brands. :lol:

Ford's are supposed to give a firm shift. Not harsh, but a certain stepping through the levels of the tranny. Is it firm, or harsh. Not harsh = no worries. :shades: Harsh = dealer shop time. :shock:
 

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Yup, there are firm shifts and there are hard/harsh shifts. Firm shifts reduce slippage at the expense of a bit of ride comfort, and is good for transmission life. A harsh shift will throw your head around a bit and is cause for concern.

A firm shift jiggles your butt, a harsh shift jiggles your brain.
 

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Yup I have the same issue on heavy shiftin. From PARK, REVERSE to putting it DRIVE or any combo Im going to leave it rather than the dealership open up a good tight tranny and mess it up.
 

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Squishy said:
A firm shift jiggles your butt, a harsh shift jiggles your brain.
hahahahah :lol:

Well in that case I would be experiencing Firm shifting. I didn't know that Ford's were like that. I've driven many a car from when I was a lot manager, friends cars etc...But I've never owned anything other then Fords (An Escort to Start...Two Taurus's and now my Escape) so I guess I got used to the Firm shifting. I like it to be honest with you, makes it feel like your still driving a car, not a cloud.
 
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