F150 Duke Posted August 6, 2012 Report Share Posted August 6, 2012 All, So I made the most egregious shifting mistake I think is possible. I do this drive twice a day and maybe 25% of the time get into the gas. I was in second gear getting onto a highway with a long entrance ramp. I am at 3/4th throttle and probably around 5k RPM, put in the clutch, took the shifter from second to third….but then something felt funny…I let out the clutch and BOOM….I’m in first gear. Rear end hops to the right, traction control saves my butt, counter steer the rest of the side step. I instantly clutch in and shift to second. I didn’t have time to look at my RPMs, but I know they hit red. I hear what sounds like grenade cackles coming out of my exhaust pipes, maybe 4-5 explosions. Then I shift from second to fourth and fourth to sixth. No heavy acceleration all the way to the parking garage. No check engine or other lights have turned on. Clutch felt normal the rest of the way shifting (limited) to work. Besides feeling like a moron, I don’t think anything else is hurt. Any advice on what I should keep an eye out for (sights and smells and not third gear)? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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