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Old 01-31-2009, 06:30 PM   #1
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well i just installed my intense shift kit but im having a problem, when i get on the gas at about 35mph (some people call it the powerband i guess) the rpm'* go way high and cause it to redline, i dont know if the pcm has something to do with it or what but it deffenently ruined my day haha, does anyone have any ideas on whats going on? thanks
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Did your PCM get upgraded as well? If you have 6000 rpm shift points it will do that. Stock you can hit 6k safely.

Also, check your fluid level. Sometimes you will need to add a few times to get that right.
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no i was planning on doing that after i got the shift kit, so ill do that. i checked the tranny fluid, and it was full but ill go check it agan. so when i upgrede the pcm do i send mine in or do they give me a new one? i didnt really understand all of that at intense
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You can send your in if you can have your car down for about a week. Or they will send a new one with a deposit. But then you will need to get a CASE learn done.
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That sounds like something may have gone in wrong of maybe one of the new seals is binding up. Are you sure you put the springs etc and pieces with seals in properly? 1993SLE and I did consider putting his in upside down when doing his kit. I forget which one of us was supposed to be paying attention, luckly we have the books and checked it.
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I know when I did a intense kit I hd to read the directions 3 times before I realized I put it together wrong.
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wow maybe i did do it wrong, what a headache. do you know if theres a better layout of the order that it is put together? i read the directions as good as i could but the car is really acting up, it will not let me get on it all the way when comeing off a start, and then if im going like 35 like i said, it feels like the tranny slips and then redlines so now im thinking that its not the pcm making it redline but maybe something i did wrong?
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I have a write up here about installing a generic shift kit. But it should give you an idea. What you need to watch is a small clip. I have a diagram showing this. It likes to fall out easy and can be missed. Make sure this went back on right. Double check your spacers to make sure you got each one in the right place. Make sure you put your springs in the correct cylinder, not that you added the extra springs to the wrong gear. Check your O rings to make sure you didn't twist them. There'* very little to do wrong, but if you did, it will cause problems. Where is it slipping? at the 1-2 shift, or the 2-3 shift? This will also help you find the problem. Each cylinder on the shift modulator covers a different shift.

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better take it back apart before u smoke the tranz. sounds like u messed something up. what gear is it reving up in. is it on the 1-2 shift?
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Here'* your shift modulator. With the intense kit you will have the spacers and some extra springs. But should help you figure things out.

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