Recently purchased 2006 mustang gt auto trans.will shifting from 1,2,3to 4th gear hurt transmission?

Asked by Oct 02, 2012 at 12:33 PM about the 2006 Ford Mustang GT Premium

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975

no i believe thats the proper way to shift

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Why do you want to manually shift an automatic transmission?

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975

^^oooh thats what he means, but yeah i have the same question, if ur really looking for speed just keep ur foot floored, the tranny is made to shift in accordance to what ur trying to get out of it....thats y it will down shift itself if ur going 20 and floor it, versus slightly pushing on the accelerator and no shift occuring....BUT to actually try and answer the question, im gunna say it CAN be bad, i mean idk how sophisticated those trannys r, but if what ur going for is trying to get the rpms closer to redline before shifting, then i wouldnt do it because it can result in some harsh shifts and if it happens too much then the tranny will not want to hold at the higher rpms for long before slipping and trying to catch again, which has happened to me a few times and its seriously scary, thought my tranny was going to drop straight out from under my car with the serious jolts that were going on...and that was only in a 180 hp scion xd

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as long as you do not over rev the engine, and i believe the ecm has a rev limiter to keep that from happening. normal driving, manual shifting will not cause ant damage(under 3000 rpm's) hard driving , on the other hand, strains all the transmission parts (and the rest of the drivetrain as well), and could cause parts to fail either immediately or over time, reminder the ecm also records how many times the rpm,s have hit the rev limiter, so repairs under warrantee could be compromised......

Thanks for the info. This is a "bucket list" car. Old man who loves the sound of his Mustang gt going through the motions. Bad leg and old age prevented me from buying a 5 sp manual. Ergo: as o[ng as I don't redlkine the rpms I can get close as my old body will take me to going through the motions!!!

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IN LOOKING AT THE OTHER ANSWERS I DIDN'T SEE ANY ADVISORY IN "DOWN" SHIFTING. THIS WOULD BE WHERE YOU WILL BE MORE LIKELY TO BLOW A SHIFT. DROP TOO MANY GEARS{ 4th TO 2nd}. OR EVEN HITTING REVERSE. YES HITTING REVERSE IS UNLIKELY, BUT STILL POSSIBLE.

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