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Transmission shift points

Can transmission shift points be altered? My wife's 2002 Mustang convertible , when accelerating slowly in traffic, shifts into OD at 30mph and 1200 rpm. Then, when trying to accelerate slowly, the engine lugs down badly. If I goose it a little, it hesitates for a second or so, then shifts to 2nd gear. Engine is V6. My Mazda Tribute DX-V6 (similar mechanicals)is a performance vehicle compared to the Mustang (i.e. OD at 36mph @ 1500 rpm and effortless, instantaneous downshift to 3rd). Any help?

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  • fire126 Jul 29, 2008

    Good idea from Donny, but does not address the original question: shift points.

  • fire126 Jul 29, 2008

    As mentioned originally, the main problem is with the shift points. At this time, I am disabling OD when I am in traffic. Ford dealer says nothing can be done.

  • fire126 Jul 29, 2008

    Junoon: Thank you. Where do I get one of these transmission kits and what is the approximate cost?

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Hi,

To my knowledge most late automatic transmissions are controlled by a computer module that has pre-programmed set of instructions when to shift (shift points) based on engine load, throttle position. They are programmed to operate with the best fuel economy in mind. Having said this, then any modification would have to be done on the computer, more specifically on the firmware. There are many aftermarket chip upgrades specifically for this purpose. You may want to reference this page for a start.

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Dear Sir/Madam,

The problem will be solved is to Installing an automatic transmission shift kit.

A quick way to improve your car's acceleration without modifying your engine is to add a shift kit to your automatic transmission. This upgrade makes for a crisper, more precise response when shifting. It also makes the shift from First to Second gear shorter for a better launch, but with no loss of smoothness. It also corrects, reduces, or prevents early shifts, soft shifts and stacked or late shifts.


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It could be a variety of things...but it sounds like it could be a timing belt or a problem with your injectors. One of them could be mis-firing or have a short or just be blown out. I would also check into it being your valves. Try taking it to Auto Zone and let them check the code..they will do it for FREE.

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