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Down shifting issues on a automatic!

I have a 2000 F250 4x4 and use to shifting down to slow the truck down ( from drive to 2nd gear) . I notice that when they truck is fairly cold it down shifts perfect but as the trucks being run for a while it takes longer to down shift after i pull the shifter down. whats wrong ?????
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To make sure I understand? You are manually shifting your automatic transmission into second to slow your truck down?

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yes i think thats wat he is sayin

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I could be wrong on this but I would never down shift to second to slow down. Seems like a lot of wear and tare on the tranny. Brake pads are way cheaper than a tranny rebuild.

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i would only in emergancie to get a load behind me stopped but dont usually other wise

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IF you look at the ford Manuel for our trucks it says its fine to down shift to slow down. i have always down shifted to slow down in all my trucks. my last F150 had 165,000 miles and the tranny was fine. Of course i wouldn't down shift going 60,70, ect MPHs but for regualar city driving its perfectly fine. ( my last F150s orginal brakes didnt need replacement till is had 120,000 miles)
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