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Old 21 May 2012, 11:29 am
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Default 05 manual trans driveability issue

Hi, I recently puchased an 05 Touring Edition 5 speed. It seems to always want to be in a lower gear than I think it should be in. If not wound out in the previous gear, it bucks when upshifted, we used to call that "lugging", I feel like I should be able to corner in 3rd gear if not slowed too much but it always wants a downshift. I see there's a service bulletin (1800707) that refers to manual transmission driveability issues, it seems to call for a reprogramming of the computer but I can't find the service bulletin. Are they available anywhere? I have no idea how old the plugs and wires are but I have a set of NGK platinums to install. Any ideas?
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Old 21 May 2012, 11:53 am
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Default Re: 05 manual trans driveability issue

So it has low RPM 'sag' or hesitation?

I'd do basics first, then look to re-flash etc. kinda stuff after all fails.

You're right to look at basic tune up issues- Although unlike Model-T days, engines still require maintenance.
You can check resistance of each plug wire (they're supposed to be replaced at regular intervals, see owners manual), replace plugs (people like plain 'ol Champion Coppers), etc.
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Old 28 May 2012, 07:52 pm
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Default Re: 05 manual trans driveability issue

any low speed turn i take, i use 2nd... i only stay in 3rd for like 30mph+ turns... going down into 2nd sounds pretty normal...
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