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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 01-31-2010, 05:25 PM Thread Starter
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09 Ranger - Cold & OD

I've noticed the last week or so when I start driving my truck to or from work (after sitting for 8 hours) the transmission isn't shifting into overdrive for the first 15 or 20 kms.
All of my previous Rangers have been manuals so I've never experienced this issue before. I don't remember it happening last winter, so of course I'm curious as to what's happening.
I'm going to mention it at my next service, just wondering if anyone else has experienced this? Cause for concern or just a normal (temperature related) issue?
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 02-01-2010, 02:27 AM
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I believe it's normal, to help get the transmission get up to temperature

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Mine does it too. Only for a couple of km's though and after sitting for the night (8 hour shift it doesn't). LR

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I was going to ask the same question, because mine did the same thing on Saturday.

Usually at 100KM/H my rpm's are at around 2000 but they were sitting at 2500 for a good while, until it shifted in overdrive.

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mine does it on the diesel if it isnt warmed up enough shifts like a shift kit was installed

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post #6 of 9 (permalink) Old 02-01-2010, 10:43 AM
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My 06 diesel does this as well, I've noticed it more now that we are getting into really low temps. Once it warms up it shifts normally.
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post #7 of 9 (permalink) Old 02-01-2010, 01:37 PM
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if it was throwing a slip code (check engine light or flashing od light) then i'd worry. but this is usually a stategy to avoid driveability issues and heat the engine and catalytic convertors up quicker.

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Mine does that when its cold too. I even noticed a "lag" when I reverse and put it into drive.

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