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Holding first in a automatic

Just wondering if anyone knows how to get 1st gear to hold and not shift into second when in 1 thanks.

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Originally Posted by ZexcrownvicPI View Post
Just wondering if anyone knows how to get 1st gear to hold and not shift into second when in 1 thanks.
Unless I'm insane, it should never shift to 2nd when pulled all the way down to 1, it should go all the way to the rev limiter and bounce... which is a bad bad thing lol

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Yea... thats it
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some cars treat 1 or L as drive .....is this for racing reasons or other........you can double tap your gas and it will run what ever gear to its max ...takes some practice but its not good for your car
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For all automatic Mustangs 96-04 with the stock transmission, "1" will hold first gear as long as the lever remains there. It will run to fuel cut-off and remain in first. It will not shift out of first, PERIOD.

The same is true of "2". It will hold second gear, PERIOD. It will not start in first and then shift to second: it will hold second.

The 4R70W is not negatively affected by using "1" or "2". It will be damaged if you are revving the engine and drop it into any gear. This is called "neutral bombing", emphasis on BOMBING.

Other transmission designs are generally not as robust as the 4R70W's, so I cannot comment on their ability to hold "L", "1", etc. with any reliability...

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