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1990 f150 transmission up shift to early

1990 f150 5.0 xlt tranny is up shifting to soon into 3rd gear I have a similar problem. My Ford F-150 5.0 wants to jump into 3rd and overdrive early causing the truck to vibrate between 30 and 45 mph. After 45 mph the truck smooths out. I have to drive the truck in drive instead of overdrive.

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Sounds like the passing gear cable is out of adjustment. Get a shop manual and see what the specs are on how to adjust it properly. It is a pretty simple fix.

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