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Old 09-29-2013, 11:36 AM
brains06 brains06 is offline
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Default sluggish shifting fix

I don't know if this has been posted but I couldn't find it. Those of us with the 4.7 seem to have a common complaint about the trans shifting too soon or the motor feeling sluggish in the low rpms. If that's a problem for you try putting the trans in tow/haul. It keeps the engine in its powerband by holding gears longer on acceleration and deceleration and utilizing engine braking. I've found that when the 4.7 stays in its powerband it's a completely different animal than it is when you let the trans do its pre programmed job. The only downside to using tow/haul it's your mileage might suffer a bit due to you keeping your foot in it!
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