Re: Auto trans BA XR6 mk1
Hi Jim, adaptive shift (D), is a bit weird, but i have learnt to give it time to adjust and learn my pedal movements, then it becomes sharper changing gears. But sports mode(move gear shift to left) is different, it holds gears longer and shifts quicker, and if you manually shift gears it will hold the gear your in.
Maybe yours needs a service by ford, it could have a problem.
Try this, find a section of road(straight road) with no traffic, put in sports mode(auto sports, let trans change gears), take off with foot to the floor, it should shift at 6000RPM each gear, if it doesn't, then there is a problem.
Note: at 70KPH or higher with trans in (D)(4th), shifting to sports will kick trans back to 3rd, and if you shift back to (D), trans shifts back into 4th.
Previous cars -1995 XG XR6 Ute(mauritius blue) - 2000 AU XR6 Ute(Galaxy Blue) - 2001 AU2 XR8 Sedan(Silouette black) - 2003 BA XR6T Sedan(Menace Purple) - 2004 BA XL Ute(Winter white)