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.
BA SERIES2 XR6 TURBO 5SPD