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Old 02-27-2014, 01:06 PM   #1
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RPM drop off when shifting into 2nd

I have searched around a bit and read some of the transmission threads but haven't read about this exact problem. I have a 5 speed manual transmission and when I am rapidly accelerating and shift from 1st to 2nd sometimes the RMPs drop off as if I have taken my foot off of the gas when I jam back on the gas going into 2nd. It lasts for about a second before winding back up, just long enough to lose momentum. I am assuming this may have something to do with traction control but if so it is a huge over reaction. Usually if my foot is really in it I bark the tires going into second and get on down the road. The drop off has happened half a dozen times or so in the last couple of months.


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Old 02-27-2014, 02:08 PM   #2
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Sounds like your traction control kicking in. Keep your eye on the dash when you make this kind of shift and if it is the TC the light on the dash letting you know you're losing traction will light.
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Old 02-28-2014, 05:21 PM   #3
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Have you done the K&N drop-in and snorkel delete? It seems to help my 5-speed on initial tip-in and in throttle response. 93 octane helps too.
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I have the same issue as well. The traction control light never comes on when it happens. It seems like the car just has a senior moment and doesn't realize the gas pedal is in the floor. It maintains rpm and after a second or so starts to accelerate.
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Mine doesn't do that, I can get my wheels to chirp into second (with TCS off of course). I've never noticed a drop in rpms when I'm driving "spiritedly" but then again I've never checked. Could have something to do with it being an electric throttle?
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I have searched around a bit and read some of the transmission threads but haven't read about this exact problem. I have a 5 speed manual transmission and when I am rapidly accelerating and shift from 1st to 2nd sometimes the RMPs drop off as if I have taken my foot off of the gas when I jam back on the gas going into 2nd.
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I have the same issue as well. The traction control light never comes on when it happens. It seems like the car just has a senior moment and doesn't realize the gas pedal is in the floor. It maintains rpm and after a second or so starts to accelerate.
Hey Ground Fault and TheJackDaniels,

Have you discussed this concern with your Ford Dealer? Let me know and I'll look into available options on my end.

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