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Old 02-27-2003, 22:17   #1 (permalink)
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Transmission playing up in AU3 XR6 VCT

The auto tranny today was playing up a bit, eg it would drop a gear when it shouldnt, and yeah wouldnt go out of third once.

I reprogramed the adaptshift and it seams to be fine, does anyone think i should be worried/and has anyone experienced this before? I dont thrash the car, i usually drive it under 2000 revs all the time unless i need to overtake someone.

Also some days it wont start properly, anyone had this before?
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Old 02-27-2003, 23:55   #2 (permalink)
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R U serious? 2000RPM - I reckon that's the source of your problem. The car doesn't know if it's awake or not! lol.

OK, on a serious note - I had a similar problem on my XR - it was traced to a loose battery earth connection which apparently causes the car to go into limp home mode (won't change out of third). Tightened the connection - problem solved! I also had this same problem in my EB2 Ghia. Both times was after the car was serviced - bloody Ford service technicians!
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hmmm i just took it for a drive and flogged the arse out of it, it fells fine now, but its in real need of a service, its 14 months old and still hasnt seen a spanner. Its done 14000 kms and is in real need of a tune up.
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BTW where can these battery earth connections be found?
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your main battery earth connection is on the right hand side of the block just follow the negative lead off the battery
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hmmm i just took it for a drive and flogged the arse out of it, it fells fine now, but its in real need of a service, its 14 months old and still hasnt seen a spanner. Its done 14000 kms and is in real need of a tune up.
Get your own adaptshift in gear. :s3

After the first service you should notice an increase in power. Throw it into performance mode then and have some fun above 2000 rpm

Economy mode will feel more like pre-service adaptive shift :s5
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Serious why is that 'The darkhorse'? Can you explain this concept to me?
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because the mechnics will chenge the oil, check the levels and then take it for a thrash lol.

if there is a fault it will be a warranty fault, tell them what happens when you book it in, give them as much info as you can - how often does it happen? when hot or cold? driving very sedately or hard? can you reproduce the fault at will, and if so, tell them how to reproduce it. etc, etc, etc.

then sit back and wait...

by the way, a good thrashing now and then is good for an engine (if its in good health!) takes all the crap off the bores etc - beautiful...they love it.
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thanks rollin, ive just got to get it up to 15000 kms now, BLOODY HELL i need places to drive this baby.
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Serious why is that 'The darkhorse'? Can you explain this concept to me?
Life is a mystery....
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It's a nickname my mates came up with when they found out I had a habit of doing totally unexpected things. Some habits never die. This is one of them.

I think the service manual states that if driven less than 15,000 km in 12 months then 12 months interval servicing.
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