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My 2008 Ford Taurus shifts rough, dealer says it's OK.

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  • kvjohnson Mar 12, 2009

    The car had 1700 miles on it when I got it. The battery was replaced at that time, I now have 6600 miles on it and it has not shifted nice since I got it, I had a dealer drive it and he felt it was OK.


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If your car is brand new (you are the first owner) or for some reason someone disconnected the negative battery cable then what is going on is your TCM (Transmission Control Module) is trying to learn and adapt to the way you drive. Until it fully compiles all of the data and can "learn" this it will shift rough. Give it 2-3 full weeks of daily driving. If after the 3rd week or so it still shifts rough then it is not storing info and there is a problem. If you are not the only person driving this vehicle then it will take longer for the car to adapt.

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  • ntruji11 Mar 12, 2009

    Hmm. Do you still have a warranty? And did you buy it from a Ford certified dealer?


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