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is this normal..


wpginterceptor

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Its getting colder out.. I noted first thing in morning when its cold, i start the truck let it warm up for a bit then start driving.. the trucks shifts harder than normal.. it shifts around 3000 rpm FROM 1st to 2ND! after driving about 2 mins then it shifts normal again at 2600 rpm! and its fine rest of time til next chilly morning when I start it, start driving and cant def feel it rev higher than normal and give a slight jerk! Ive cleaned the MAF as was told that could cause issues if dirty..
 


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My Fusion does that upon first start of the day, regardless of weather. Revs up and shifts hard when cold, then smooths out. I suspect the valves in the transmission are sticking a bit until the fluid warms up and thins out. It does call for LV fluid (low viscosity, or Liquid Velvet). My transmission shop owner buddy said there are additives for that, or I can just live with it....which is what I am doing for now, sine I don't drive it much anyways.
 

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It is pretty typical. When cold the engine will rev higher before shifting, and shifts will be more firm. Nothing to worry about.
 

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