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Old 11-02-2007, 01:00 PM   #11
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It is a very weird thing, only thing I can figure is that the transmission thinks the car is going faster than it really is, but nothing has changed

Only thing anybody has touched lately is an oil change, but I don't believe it would be related. Unless it is just to cold for it lately. But that makes no sense. The transmission is not hooked up to the radiator, just the cooler. It does make for an occaisional laggy 1-2 shift on a cold morning, but once it starts getting warmed up, it gets better. I am usually pretty easy on it first thing because it is very tempermental when it is cold.

But even when it is in the middle of the day warmed up, it is still the same.
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Old 11-02-2007, 02:00 PM   #12
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Don is wise in the ways of cars.. do a search on what he was saying. You may turn up some adjustments that can be done or can have done.
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Either that or there is an issues with the valve body or governor.... At those miles anything is possible..

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Hrm, actually it was mentioned that the valve body may be clogged or leaking. I think I am just going to leave it unless it gets worse. If I need to dig deeper into first, I can drop it down and hold it
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Shifting out of first at 30+ ??
What transmission do you have, I'll see if I have it on a service cd.
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What transmission do you have, I'll see if I have it on a service cd.
I believe they had the FLC 3 speed. Used in like all tempo/topaz and escorts up until like 1994.

Don't ask how I know this.
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That is what it looks like. Don't know if they used it on the escorts though, but what do i know?
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Shifting out of first at 30+ ??
Is that a bad thing? I thought it was kind of low. Red line is 37-41 mph in first i believe
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To be honest I never paid attention to WOT shift points; that just seemd high when I'm used to 10-12mph normal shifts. If your looking to see if I've got that on a service cd - I won't be home until 8am tomorrow.
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Meh, no hurry.

Normal shifts are 1-2 14-17mph and 2-3 24-27mph. If it is cold, then the latter. The warmer it is, the better it gets.
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