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post #60 of (permalink) Old 04-03-2011
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Originally Posted by guitarhurricane View Post
If you are running the car without an aftermarket tune, but still want to get rid of the skip shift, all you have to do is disconnect the electrical connector going to the skip shift solenoid.

You can see exactly where it is, as shown on the following PDF:
Ford Service Manuals - IN-VEHICLE REPAIR

I haven't done this yet, I plan on doing it tomorrow.

Forum member Coyote5.0Ryder HAS done it, and has confirmed that the car will NOT throw a MIL.

When I do this tomorrow, I will take pictures showing the connector that must be unplugged.
Wow............thanks for the info! I disabled (unplugged) the skip shift today and goodbye notchy 1->2 shift. I was never really bothered by it and new it was speed dependent and pretty much got used to driving around it. But I have always felt a little resistance when short shifting into 2nd from 1st when driving in the neighborhoods. My theory is that even though the info center did not indicate a skip shift condition, the skip shift solenoid had begun to move or just flat out interferes with the shift. All I know now is I can shift when ever I want to and at any speed I want to and it is super smooth. Now I only put about 10 miles on the car with skip shift disabled so only time will tell. Will report back after a couple of hundred miles. Might even reconnect skip shift to verify.


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