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Old 05-31-2012, 12:47 PM
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Test Drove An X. Weird Shifts?

Hey guys! I got a call about this dealer that had a 2000 Excursion. 7.3L, 4x4, Limited, absolutely BEAUTIFUL! 100K on the clock. I took it for a drive and first thing I notice is how hard the tranny shifted. It slammed into gear, and bogged down the engine for a few seconds until it caught up. It did this through 2nd and 3rd. 4th wasnt so bad. Downshifted fine. The sales person said "They all do that, you just gotta drive it hard". So we took it out on the road and I hammered it and it shifted 100% better! Whats goin on here? Does it have a shift kit? I didnt see a tuner but maybe its been tuned to shift WAYYY early or somethin? I dont wanna buy it if the trannys goin out
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the one i'm in (03) and my '00 both do it when shifting from 2nd to 3rd.
I chalked it up to be a low point in the power band? both of mine have/had had tunes flashed on them.


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Maybe the dealer was right lol. It just seems odd to me? The poor things only got 100,000 miles on er, youd think itd still be silky smooth?
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it has a lot to do with the tuners increasing trans oil pressure during shifts, i think.

I'm sure someone more trans savvy than me will chime in soon though.
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I dont THINK it has a tuner... But im not sure. It says Banks on the fender... What if he has a tune on it? Will it ever be able to go back to stock?
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What if he has a tune on it? Will it ever be able to go back to stock?
most of em are just flashes. You plug the thing in and 20 mins later it's tuned. and 20 mins more and you can flash it back to stock.
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But the tuner wasnt in the truck if it had one...
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If its got a banks kit on it its probably got their plug in ICP fooler otherwise known as the 6 gun on it.

Without the switch you wont see. it.

But that will explain the harsh shifts as it does not tune the transmission
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If its got a banks kit on it its probably got their plug in ICP fooler otherwise known as the 6 gun on it.

Without the switch you wont see. it.

But that will explain the harsh shifts as it does not tune the transmission
It will explain the shifts or will not?
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I would think yes. It's bound to be tuned, and the tune is making it shift that hard. Mine does not shift that hard. And it has a superchips programmer. Whatever tune is in it, is making it do it.
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