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 Post subject: What is going on?
Posted: Tue Apr 12, 2011 8:49 pm 
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OK let me know the bad news, have been driving my 5.0 NF like a d**k since putting on the new exhaust (yes still) downshifting the BTR as you come to corners / intersections, now, when I down shift it drops to 3rd but if I pull it back to 2nd it goes back to D! its changing up automatically by itself still but no more downshifts, could it be linkages /cable or worse news?

 

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Posted: Tue Apr 12, 2011 8:57 pm 
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Wont be linkages.
Sounds like a d**k gear position switch. They do flog out and confuse the controler.

 

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Posted: Tue Apr 12, 2011 9:00 pm 
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And they are where?

 

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Posted: Tue Apr 12, 2011 9:12 pm 
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yep thats whats wrong, its a switch on the side of the box a white one. Cost me $75 to be replaced and fitted from a trans place

 

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Posted: Tue Apr 12, 2011 9:30 pm 
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Not the inhibitor switch? another switch or in there too?

 

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 Post subject: Re: What is going on?
Posted: Tue Apr 12, 2011 9:44 pm 
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viewtopic.php?f=4&t=100835 i had a thread a little while ago. Mine was gradual then it just would only work in drive. It was the inhibitor switch.

 

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 Post subject: Re: What is going on?
Posted: Tue Apr 12, 2011 10:04 pm 
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That's too much I've just chased one up for several weeks from Papa Smurf for the bro-in-laws EF XR8, now I gotta get one too FTW!! :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

 

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Posted: Tue Apr 12, 2011 10:46 pm 
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Ah! Good old BTR inhibitor switch :evil:
Buy some electrical contact cleaner, pull it apart and give it a good clean.....will buy you some time till you can find a replacement :wink:
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And leave the old girl alone....she's too big to be treated like that :mrgreen:

 

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Posted: Wed Apr 13, 2011 12:11 pm 
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Manually downshifting like that all the time will kill one of the clutches in the box, and you wont have any engine braking. Its a known weakness with them.

Be nice to it :P
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Posted: Wed Apr 13, 2011 7:18 pm 
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Manually downshifting like that all the time will kill one of the clutches in the box, and you wont have any engine braking. Its a known weakness with them.

Be nice to it :P


Gee you're no fun! :lol:

 

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Posted: Wed Apr 13, 2011 8:43 pm 
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SLO247 wrote:
Manually downshifting like that all the time will kill one of the clutches in the box, and you wont have any engine braking. Its a known weakness with them.

Be nice to it :P


yep. happened to me. screwed it big time. so i just converted to manual :D

 

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Posted: Wed Apr 13, 2011 8:53 pm 
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same happen to my old nf v8 well got it like that, dont know how long it was like it
but changed the switch an no issuse since
even put a more powerful motor in, tickford el xr8 185kw inn and a new 345 lsd cause that was screwed too from old owner being a d**k
and the trans is still going hard
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 Post subject: Re: What is going on?
Posted: Wed Apr 13, 2011 9:21 pm 
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Have organised a new switch for it so we'll see how it goes, the gear selection indicator on the dash stops and starts now too!

 

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