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Old 10-31-2007, 01:53 PM
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Hello all. My name is Jay, and i am purchasing my first PSD. I went and looked at a 97 F250 HD. The truck looked awesome, and ran great.

My only concern is the transmission seemed to shift hard. Now remember this is the first PSD i have ever driven. So is this normal? The owner said it was normal, and shifted like this when it was under no load.
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Old 10-31-2007, 01:55 PM
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Actually you want a nice firm crisp shift it causes less heat and wear on the trans.
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Not sure what's right or wrong but
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Great to have ya Jay. Like was already said, you want a good firm shift, but not a hard one.
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Old 10-31-2007, 02:08 PM
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Good lord ya'll are some quick responders!!

I might be misunderstanding a firm shift for a hard shift. The only automatics i drive these days are my sisters honda mini vans. haha.
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Old 10-31-2007, 02:11 PM
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i just bought a 97 PSD as well and my shifts are nice and firm when i give it some gas. Second gear shifts alot harder than the rest but when i baby it (easy on the gas pedal) my shifts are a lot less harder and smoother. Not sure if that is a problem or not - but the fluid is pink and regular maintenance has been done so i am not worried at this point.
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