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Just to remind (as I have posted this before..):

The FSE stated there is absolutely, 100% no harm done when unplugging skip=shift.

Essentially, I would presume that there is nothing possible to fail with the feature turned off... even if the computer realizes it is unplugged, and unless it's shooting a check engine light code or something to annoy you, there should be nothing to be harmed in unplugging it.
Totally agree as there are no issues with my car and I have had it unplugged for about 3800 miles.


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With my 3.73 gears 99% of the time i will start my car from second gear so i have never run into skip shift except when i was trying to "find it".

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Me too, i start my car in 2nd gear half the time. I got the car 3 months and i have yet to run into skip shift. I think it's the way i drive. I have 3.73 and my 'normal' shift point is 3500rpm.

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Hello. This is my first post to the forums and the reason for registering was specifically for the skip shifting.

For those who disabled the skip shifting, have you experienced any problems, warranty issues, warning lights, warning codes......basically anything negative, since you disconnected the plug?

I would appreciate any and all feedback from those who did this disable and can provide reassurance it's safe to do.

Thank you
I just ran a Vehicle Health report and got no warnings for the Engine, Transmission & Emission section, the section is green with a check mark and says "ok." Interesting though, I just ran the car in the driveway, car in neutral with the parking brake on and the Brakes and Suspension section has a warning to check the parking brake. I guess they assume the driver will request the health report during normal driving.

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Here is a screen capture of the Vehicle Health Report. As stated earlier, the warning in the Brakes & Suspension section is because I was parked in the driveway with the parking brake on.

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Just to remind (as I have posted this before..):

The FSE stated there is absolutely, 100% no harm done when unplugging skip=shift.

Essentially, I would presume that there is nothing possible to fail with the feature turned off... even if the computer realizes it is unplugged, and unless it's shooting a check engine light code or something to annoy you, there should be nothing to be harmed in unplugging it.
Agreed. There is no harm that can be done. I was just pointed out that the service manual has a DTC code listed for it. Perhaps it only looks at it when the solenoid is connected, but it clearly is looking at voltage and capacitance in the circuit from the system diagram.

Basically, there is no harm it can do, The only harm would be it either triggers a code that is detected during an emissions check or a Tech looks for it similar to how they physically look to see if you have cats....

go ahead and unplug it.

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Agreed. There is no harm that can be done. I was just pointed out that the service manual has a DTC code listed for it. Perhaps it only looks at it when the solenoid is connected, but it clearly is looking at voltage and capacitance in the circuit from the system diagram.

Basically, there is no harm it can do, The only harm would be it either triggers a code that is detected during an emissions check or a Tech looks for it similar to how they physically look to see if you have cats....

go ahead and unplug it.
Another user that just installed the FRPP pack with the K&N filter, the tune and the mufflers just confirmed that unplugging the solenoid caused a DTC code to be read when he went to install the tune. He had to plug it back up to clear the code.

In short, unplugging it will not do any damage, but it will eventually trigger a DTC code as indicated in the shop manual.

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I shift at 3500 to 4k every time i never noticed any skip shift...

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which vehicles have the skip shift? *scratching head*

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Disregard the previous post...i found this on another forum....

For the 3.7L V6 with 3.31 axle ratio, shift according to the following chart:
Upshifts when accelerating (recommended for best fuel economy)
Shift from:
1 - 2 13 mph (21 km/h)
2 - 3 26 mph (42 km/h)
3 - 4 37 mph (59 km/h)
4 - 5 43 mph (69 km/h)
5 - 6 59 mph (95 km/h)

For the 5.0L V8, shift according to the following chart:
Upshifts when accelerating (recommended for best fuel economy)
Shift from (When not in skip shift mode):
1 - 2 17 mph (27 km/h)
2 - 3 25 mph (40 km/h)
3 - 4 40 mph (64 km/h)
4 - 5 45 mph (72 km/h)
5 - 6 50 mph (80 km/h)

Shift from (When skip shift mode active):
1-4 17 mph (27 km/h)
4-5 25 mph (40 km/h)
5-6 40 mph (64 km/h)

Skip Shift (if equipped) (V8 engines only)
This feature locks out 2 (Second) and 3 (Third) gears for improved fuel
economy. If the message center displays 1–> 4 SHIFT, shift the
transmission directly from 1 (First) to 4 (Fourth), otherwise you can
shift normally. Refer to Message center in the Instrument Cluster

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Agreed. There is no harm that can be done. I was just pointed out that the service manual has a DTC code listed for it. Perhaps it only looks at it when the solenoid is connected, but it clearly is looking at voltage and capacitance in the circuit from the system diagram.

Basically, there is no harm it can do, The only harm would be it either triggers a code that is detected during an emissions check or a Tech looks for it similar to how they physically look to see if you have cats....

go ahead and unplug it.
I just unplugged it on my LS. Will go grab a burger and see how it feels. The skip shift gets shut down with the red key anyways. Will get back to 'Ya. C- YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
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Yhank-you Bros !

Thank you. ! I don't think I'll ever have a missed shift ever again. Skip shift disabled. It could be that the MT 82 is a decent tranny after all. AAAAND I am in no hurry to get a shifter now !! "Whooda guessed ?? LS rockin Like it 'shoulda the past 1,000 mi. Just hit 1,050 and things are grand !!
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This is on my to-do list. I HATE SKIP SHIFT!

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VERY easy to do.

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This is on my to-do list. I HATE SKIP SHIFT!
Dang right !! Give yourself a little present like I did. NOW I can actually toss the key to a friend and say try it , you'll like it !! Before the disable I would have been embarassed and probably be told that my LS is a piece 'O crap. :kooky:
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Thumbs up Any corresponding RPM figures?

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Disregard the previous post...i found this on another forum....

For the 3.7L V6 with 3.31 axle ratio, shift according to the following chart:
Upshifts when accelerating (recommended for best fuel economy)
Shift from:
1 - 2 13 mph (21 km/h)
2 - 3 26 mph (42 km/h)
3 - 4 37 mph (59 km/h)
4 - 5 43 mph (69 km/h)
5 - 6 59 mph (95 km/h)

For the 5.0L V8, shift according to the following chart:
Upshifts when accelerating (recommended for best fuel economy)
Shift from (When not in skip shift mode):
1 - 2 17 mph (27 km/h)
2 - 3 25 mph (40 km/h)
3 - 4 40 mph (64 km/h)
4 - 5 45 mph (72 km/h)
5 - 6 50 mph (80 km/h)

Shift from (When skip shift mode active):
1-4 17 mph (27 km/h)
4-5 25 mph (40 km/h)
5-6 40 mph (64 km/h)

Skip Shift (if equipped) (V8 engines only)
This feature locks out 2 (Second) and 3 (Third) gears for improved fuel
economy. If the message center displays 1> 4 SHIFT, shift the
transmission directly from 1 (First) to 4 (Fourth), otherwise you can
shift normally. Refer to Message center in the Instrument Cluster
It appears Ford is ALMOST encouraging us to slightly lug the engine. What a sweeet motor the 5.0 is. Power down low AND all the way up. Yours was the best explanation of the skip shift. Now I know exactly what I de-activated. And just in time for Grinchmas !!

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