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Old 05-13-2011, 10:14 PM
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Ever since about 6 months after I got my truck it does this weird thing at WOT going from like 2nd to 3rd gear. It won't always do it though. But it'll get up all the way to 5200 rpms and then hesitates to shift into the next gear for like 3 or 4 seconds and while it's hesitating the engine just keeps hitting the rev limiter and it sounds really odd. I'm not getting any codes or any other shifting problems, just WOT from 2nd to 3rd. I try not to run it at WOT anymore just because it's a little embarrassing driving around and my damn truck doesn't wanna shift. Any help is greatly appreciated.
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you have 2 choices
manually shift through the gears starting in 2nd gear
or put it in Tow Haul mode
try both methods
otherwise get a tuner
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you have 2 choices
manually shift through the gears starting in 2nd gear
or put it in Tow Haul mode
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otherwise get a tuner
It still does it with the O/D off, and I can only go 1, 2, and then drive. I have the column shifter. And there are no tuners to change shift points on the 5.9
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my '99 5.2 sport does the same thing, clean shift from 1-2 but 2-3 hits rev limiter and then shifts into low rpms to 3rd gear
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my '99 5.2 sport does the same thing, clean shift from 1-2 but 2-3 hits rev limiter and then shifts into low rpms to 3rd gear
I don't really understand it. I did a bunch of runs here just a minute ago after work, and I couldn't get it to do it. Oh well
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I don't really understand it. I did a bunch of runs here just a minute ago after work, and I couldn't get it to do it. Oh well
JC its happened to me a few times too. I can still hear it in my head "vrrrrunnn vrrrrunnn vrrrrunnn vrrrrunnn vrrrrunnn" kinda makes you wanna ease of the pedal. Have you tried adjusting your kick down cable? I experimented with mine a little and its been fine about 3 weeks now. I'm not 100% sure that'll fix it. Now on my ram I had it adjusted to hold my gears longer with a hard shift. I'm assuming when its reaching for 3rd gear it couldn't reach past the rev limiter to grab it so I tweaked the kick down to shift a bit sooner hehehe I'm just guesstimating and troubleshooting over here since I wasn't able to find an answer I took the matter into my own hands, it seems to be working so far. Oh well time will tell.
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JC its happened to me a few times too. I can still hear it in my head "vrrrrunnn vrrrrunnn vrrrrunnn vrrrrunnn vrrrrunnn" kinda makes you wanna ease of the pedal. Have you tried adjusting your kick down cable? I experimented with mine a little and its been fine about 3 weeks now. I'm not 100% sure that'll fix it. Now on my ram I had it adjusted to hold my gears longer with a hard shift. I'm assuming when its reaching for 3rd gear it couldn't reach past the rev limiter to grab it so I tweaked the kick down to shift a bit sooner hehehe I'm just guesstimating and troubleshooting over here since I wasn't able to find an answer I took the matter into my own hands, it seems to be working so far. Oh well time will tell.
Ahhhh....Just seeing how you spelled it out like that reminds me of how it does that. Sends chills down my spine lol. I'm not sure what the kick down cable is?..
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Ahhhh....Just seeing how you spelled it out like that reminds me of how it does that. Sends chills down my spine lol. I'm not sure what the kick down cable is?..

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