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Old 10-17-2011, 01:54 PM
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auto transmission won't shift right when cold

I just bought a 2007 F 350. When driving around when cold the transmission wont shift and goes into high rpms. I took it to a transmission shop (bowler transmissions) and they said there is nothing wrong...that's just how the transmission is. They did say I could try and get a programmer with a cold transmission tone. Does anyone have any ideas how to fix this
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Old 10-21-2011, 05:38 PM
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I have an 06 with the same issue, the trans does not like to shift from 2nd to 3rd unless i lift the throttle a little. Once I drive for 1/2 to 3/4 mile it drives fine and have no issues when it is warmed up.
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Old 10-21-2011, 06:19 PM
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MY does the same thing. every computer controlled transmission i have had does this. I think it is just a way to warm it up. I don't think you have any problem.
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Old 10-22-2011, 08:54 AM
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i guess i would agree but it didn't start doing it till about 90k. i brought it to a tranny shop and they wouldn't even look at it. they said it will eventually get worse and fail... Genius
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Old 10-22-2011, 08:52 PM
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Have seen a lot of posts about this lately. Several commented on the tranny trying to warm up to operating temp. All of the autos I have owned were the same way and have never had a shop tell me it will just get worse and fail due to warm up. I would only be concerned if the tranny is starting to slip.
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Old 10-23-2011, 05:26 AM
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Nope, no slipping here, just sluggish when cold then shifts fine when at normal operating temp. My only concern is reliability through the next plowing season here. 117,000 miles mot sure how long it will go but didn't expect it to get me this far.
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Old 10-23-2011, 05:34 AM
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My truck doesn't do this but my service truck does..annoying.
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Old 10-25-2011, 08:58 AM
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mines an 05 does the same thing, once i drive about a mile it stops. i think its normal.
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Old 10-25-2011, 09:33 AM
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Absolutely normal. Just take it slow an easy a mile or two and she'll be fine!
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Old 10-25-2011, 05:18 PM
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I plug in my block heater overnight...for about 3 hours before starting...and no rough shifting. It doesn't seem to matter what the outside temps are, either.
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