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Old 08-27-2013, 10:54 PM   #1
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Hey there guys. I love everything about my mustang. Had her only 4 months and there is already 4100 miles on her. I need to quit taking so many joy rides. Anyway. I've noticed the auto trans just seems kind of sluggish and clunky sometimes. Weird shift points and can sometimes get confused. Will a bama tune fix this? I want it to be tighter together, better shift points, and be smooth if that makes any sense, but when i slam it to the floor i want it to GOOOOOOOO.
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hey there guys. I love everything about my mustang. Had her only 4 months and there is already 4100 miles on her. I need to quit taking so many joy rides. Anyway. I've noticed the auto trans just seems kind of sluggish and clunky sometimes. Weird shift points and can sometimes get confused. Will a bama tune fix this? I want it to be tighter together, better shift points, and be smooth if that makes any sense, but when i slam it to the floor i want it to goooooooo.
get a performance tuner. Problem solved
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You can also try unplugging the battery (remove the negative cable) for about 10 minutes, then reconnect and go for a drive. The auto's ECU remembers drivers patterns, and adjusts shift points to your habits. Somtimes clearing and reprogramming (by driving) can clear up the shift points that are remembered by the ECU.

If that does not correct, then take it in and have it checked. Your still under warranty.

And keep driving it! They were made to be driven, not garaged.
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You can also try unplugging the battery (remove the negative cable) for about 10 minutes, then reconnect and go for a drive. The auto's ECU remembers drivers patterns, and adjusts shift points to your habits. Somtimes clearing and reprogramming (by driving) can clear up the shift points that are remembered by the ECU.

If that does not correct, then take it in and have it checked. Your still under warranty.

And keep driving it! They were made to be driven, not garaged.
The stock shift points are not so good. A world of difference with the performance tuners on the shift points.
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Yes, I agree with a tune ajusting the autos shift points. I have the MPT 93 tune in mine, and it made for a lot more fun driving each day for me.

I did not see though that the OP was asking about tunes and tuners yet. He only has 4100 miles on the car, and may not be ready (yet) for this mod.
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Yes, I agree with a tune ajusting the autos shift points. I have the MPT 93 tune in mine, and it made for a lot more fun driving each day for me.

I did not see though that the OP was asking about tunes and tuners yet. He only has 4100 miles on the car, and may not be ready (yet) for this mod.
Very true. The OP may not be ready for a tune. My 91 MPT race performance tune has amazing firm shift points.
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Get the 93 MPT tune when you have an extra 75 bucks. You'll see more....

I do notice though when I'm slowing, and the transmission is downshifting, it wil literally "slam" into a lower gear. Does not bother me though.
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Get the 93 MPT tune when you have an extra 75 bucks. You'll see more....
I was going to but several of the gas stations in my region, area don't carry 93 octane. They all carry at least 91. I do get 93 octane if the gas station has it.
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You can also try unplugging the battery (remove the negative cable) for about 10 minutes, then reconnect and go for a drive. The auto's ECU remembers drivers patterns, and adjusts shift points to your habits. Somtimes clearing and reprogramming (by driving) can clear up the shift points that are remembered by the ECU.

If that does not correct, then take it in and have it checked. Your still under warranty.

And keep driving it! They were made to be driven, not garaged.
Actually, you don't have to disconnect the battery. You can pull fuse #47 for 10 minutes and then plug it back in and this will reset the adaptive shifting. It will last about 10 driving hours, but I pull the fuse every other Sunday when I check the oil and air in the tires of both my cars. Here's a link to another forum that has gone over this issue in great detail.

http://www.allfordmustangs.com/forums/2011-v6-mustang-tech/343664-easy-button-adaptive-shifting-snafu.html

They figured out a way to mod the reset of the adaptive shifting, but all you have to do is pull fuse #47 in the engine bay for 10 minutes and you're good to go. It really does work, no sluggishness, better shift points, and better throttle response. This will work for you until you're ready for a tune. I'm thinking either a Bama hybrid tune or an MPT tune. Anyway, try it tonight and you'll see the difference.
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Hey there guys. I love everything about my mustang. Had her only 4 months and there is already 4100 miles on her. I need to quit taking so many joy rides. Anyway. I've noticed the auto trans just seems kind of sluggish and clunky sometimes. Weird shift points and can sometimes get confused. Will a bama tune fix this? I want it to be tighter together, better shift points, and be smooth if that makes any sense, but when i slam it to the floor i want it to GOOOOOOOO.
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Actually, you don't have to disconnect the battery. You can pull fuse #47 for 10 minutes and then plug it back in and this will reset the adaptive shifting. It will last about 10 driving hours, but I pull the fuse every other Sunday when I check the oil and air in the tires of both my cars. Here's a link to another forum that has gone over this issue in great detail.

http://www.allfordmustangs.com/forum...ing-snafu.html

They figured out a way to mod the reset of the adaptive shifting, but all you have to do is pull fuse #47 in the engine bay for 10 minutes and you're good to go. It really does work, no sluggishness, better shift points, and better throttle response. This will work for you until you're ready for a tune. I'm thinking either a Bama hybrid tune or an MPT tune. Anyway, try it tonight and you'll see the difference.
Would 100 % recommend going with Bama tunes. They are awesome and powerful tunes. Down the road when your done modding, then get a MPT tune as well and add that to your tune collection. That way you have something to compare with between the tunes.
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Would 100 % recommend going with Bama tunes. They are awesome and powerful tunes. Down the road when your done modding, then get a MPT tune as well and add that to your tune collection. That way you have something to compare with between the tunes.
Thanks for the info, been following your advise in several threads.
My reply to the OP was that you don't need a tune right this minute to fix the issues he's having and wouldn't need to spend $379 for an SCT tuner right away. A tune would certainly be the icing on the cake, which I plan on doing after the other mods I have in mind. After all, a tune is an expensive proposition and something to not take lightly.
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Thanks for the info, been following your advise in several threads.
My reply to the OP was that you don't need a tune right this minute to fix the issues he's having and wouldn't need to spend $379 for an SCT tuner right away. A tune would certainly be the icing on the cake, which I plan on doing after the other mods I have in mind.
Great tip you gave about the reset. I never heard that. That's why I love this site. People have such great knowledge about our mustangs.

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Actually, you don't have to disconnect the battery. You can pull fuse #47 for 10 minutes and then plug it back in and this will reset the adaptive shifting. It will last about 10 driving hours, but I pull the fuse every other Sunday when I check the oil and air in the tires of both my cars. Here's a link to another forum that has gone over this issue in great detail.

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They figured out a way to mod the reset of the adaptive shifting, but all you have to do is pull fuse #47 in the engine bay for 10 minutes and you're good to go. It really does work, no sluggishness, better shift points, and better throttle response. This will work for you until you're ready for a tune. I'm thinking either a Bama hybrid tune or an MPT tune. Anyway, try it tonight and you'll see the difference.
+1. I do this. I don't have a tuner yet.

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Thanks for the info, been following your advise in several threads.
My reply to the OP was that you don't need a tune right this minute to fix the issues he's having and wouldn't need to spend $379 for an SCT tuner right away. A tune would certainly be the icing on the cake, which I plan on doing after the other mods I have in mind. After all, a tune is an expensive proposition and something to not take lightly.
Thanks again for your input.
In my case, a tuner comes first because without it I can't have an intake, headers, mid pipe, gears. It'll fix my annoying auto too. Dang things shifts to second and holds it there I'm parking lots at about 2k. The weirdest auto I've driven so far.
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Actually, you don't have to disconnect the battery. You can pull fuse #47 for 10 minutes and then plug it back in and this will reset the adaptive shifting. It will last about 10 driving hours, but I pull the fuse every other Sunday when I check the oil and air in the tires of both my cars. Here's a link to another forum that has gone over this issue in great detail.

http://www.allfordmustangs.com/forums/2011-v6-mustang-tech/343664-easy-button-adaptive-shifting-snafu.html

They figured out a way to mod the reset of the adaptive shifting, but all you have to do is pull fuse #47 in the engine bay for 10 minutes and you're good to go. It really does work, no sluggishness, better shift points, and better throttle response. This will work for you until you're ready for a tune. I'm thinking either a Bama hybrid tune or an MPT tune. Anyway, try it tonight and you'll see the difference.
Great to know, Thanks for posting this! And I don't have to climb into the passenger side fuse panel to locate it!
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I do the battery trick every now and then. I think ill give the number 47 fuse a try. The thing that gets me is sometimes if I drive casually and get up to 40 and let off the throttle and just cruise it's like the trans gets confused and stays at 1500 rpm causing the car to lurch forward a little for a second it two before finally downshifting. I really want a tune and will eventually get one, but just kinda antsy about my warranty. My dealer is 3 hours away and there's a reason for that. They've always been the best my family has used. I called and asked them about bama tunes specifically and they said they won't give any hassle if the car is brought in. The owners are good friends of ours. But if the engine blows or some huge malfunction along those lines then it could be a different story.
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I do the battery trick every now and then. I think ill give the number 47 fuse a try. The thing that gets me is sometimes if I drive casually and get up to 40 and let off the throttle and just cruise it's like the trans gets confused and stays at 1500 rpm causing the car to lurch forward a little for a second it two before finally downshifting. I really want a tune and will eventually get one, but just kinda antsy about my warranty. My dealer is 3 hours away and there's a reason for that. They've always been the best my family has used. I called and asked them about bama tunes specifically and they said they won't give any hassle if the car is brought in. The owners are good friends of ours. But if the engine blows or some huge malfunction along those lines then it could be a different story.
Don't worry AM won't blow your engine up. Lol.
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I don't have class today so I tried the #47 trick for 10 minutes and I just drove to Walmart. And holy crap. It's acting brand new. No jerking, no weird hesitation going into gear. Is this bad for the car to keep doing every other week? This will defiantly hold me over till a get a tuner. Thank you so much!
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I don't have class today so I tried the #47 trick for 10 minutes and I just drove to Walmart. And holy crap. It's acting brand new. No jerking, no weird hesitation going into gear. Is this bad for the car to keep doing every other week? This will defiantly hold me over till a get a tuner. Thank you so much!
Nice isn't it! Won't hurt the car, but you don't have to do it every week. Just around 9 to 10 hours of drive time, so I do it every other week or third week. Great quick-easy-cheap fix until I get a tune as well. Here's a link to the mod so you don't have to pull the fuse all the time:

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It's been discussed at length and a whole lot of people got involved to figure this this out. It's a good read so you understand what the hell is happening when you drive your car and it starts changing on you very slowly over time. So far, the adaptive shifting that Ford came up with is the only thing I wish Ford hadn't done to the Mustang - Oh well.
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Nice isn't it! Won't hurt the car, but you don't have to do it every week. Just around 9 to 10 hours of drive time, so I do it every other week or third week. Great quick-easy-cheap fix until I get a tune as well. Here's a link to the mod so you don't have to pull the fuse all the time:

Permanent removal of adaptive shifting in your auto V6. - Ford Mustang Forums

It's been discussed at length and a whole lot of people got involved to figure this this out. It's a good read so you understand what the hell is happening when you drive your car and it starts changing on you very slowly over time. So far, the adaptive shifting that Ford came up with is the only thing I wish Ford hadn't done to the Mustang - Oh well.
The short of it probably is Ford gave it crappy shift points so it gets the best fuel mpg. Lmao. Jk
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The short of it probably is Ford gave it crappy shift points so it gets the best fuel mpg. Lmao. Jk
that's def true though. I got it for gas mpg and realized after a tune this car has some extreme potential!! and omg it does! it makes me sad when people don't unlock the hidden potential of these cars. lol
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that's def true though. I got it for gas mpg and realized after a tune this car has some extreme potential!! and omg it does! it makes me sad when people don't unlock the hidden potential of these cars. lol
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that's def true though. I got it for gas mpg and realized after a tune this car has some extreme potential!! and omg it does! it makes me sad when people don't unlock the hidden potential of these cars. lol
Bro. I thought just like you did at first. After I got my tune and and CAI , I was dang. This got some serious performance potential. Amazing how much watered down the stock form is, however Kudos to Ford for giving the engine all that potential for us V6 guys. Potential for just bolt on's and not even doing any engine work. Its a performance machine hidden away.
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I do the battery trick every now and then. I think ill give the number 47 fuse a try. The thing that gets me is sometimes if I drive casually and get up to 40 and let off the throttle and just cruise it's like the trans gets confused and stays at 1500 rpm causing the car to lurch forward a little for a second it two before finally downshifting. I really want a tune and will eventually get one, but just kinda antsy about my warranty. My dealer is 3 hours away and there's a reason for that. They've always been the best my family has used. I called and asked them about bama tunes specifically and they said they won't give any hassle if the car is brought in. The owners are good friends of ours. But if the engine blows or some huge malfunction along those lines then it could be a different story.
Bama will warranty that stuff if the tune caused it. Js.

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The short of it probably is Ford gave it crappy shift points so it gets the best fuel mpg. Lmao. Jk
They have it a base tune so anyone, including soccer moms could drive it. How do I know? My neighbor is one lol
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Its also so they (ford)can easily bump up the HP after a couple of years.
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How would it work if you had a mod that required a tune, such as gears. Lets say you need to take it in for warranty work such as a tsb and they have to flash it. Im assuming you would tune the car to stock when taking it in, but how would you do that when the gears require the tune? Would you then need to contact bama telling them that it was flashed for an update or something so they can send you a new updating tune?
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How would it work if you had a mod that required a tune, such as gears. Lets say you need to take it in for warranty work such as a tsb and they have to flash it. Im assuming you would tune the car to stock when taking it in, but how would you do that when the gears require the tune? Would you then need to contact bama telling them that it was flashed for an update or something so they can send you a new updating tune?
They require a tune only to recalibrate the speedometer and odometer readings. Just return to stock so if they flash it, you won't lose your tunes; your speedo will be off, that's it. Also, ford can recalibrate gears up to 3.31. Anything higher requires tuner.
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