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Old 05-09-2010, 08:57 PM
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Default 2010 2.3-liter/5-speed rev hang...?

I just bought a '10 XLT regular cab 2.3-liter/5-speed (took me a while to find it!). I like it a lot, but the only thing that's annoying me is the rev hang -- how slowly the revs drop when shifting. It makes it hard to shift quickly and smoothly since it doesn't want to go into the next gear until the revs drop down to where they're supposed to be.

Is this common in all of them, or just the newest ones? I searched a bit but couldn't find any information out on the net. I know lots of newer Hondas and Hyundais are having the same issue and that they've been doing ECU reflashes to reduce it a bit. But since it is to reduce emissions I doubt they will put it back to "normal" where the revs drop quickly between gears.

Any ideas? Or is this normal and I just need to get used to the differences in the truck transmission compared to the slick-shifting Honda 5-speed I had before?

Thanks.

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Old 05-09-2010, 09:05 PM
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Nice ride. My 09 does the same thing. Really bugs me. I wonderif a custom tuner could get it to not stay idled up?

Other than that. I love the truck. It does really good on gas to.
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Old 05-09-2010, 09:08 PM
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Default Re: 2010 2.3-liter/5-speed rev hang...?

I have an 09 as a service truck and it does the same thing.It is annoying but they do it i hear so that it is easier to shift,it is supposed to keep the revs at the proper area for a smooth shift.Even my wifes 92 escort does it.
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Old 05-09-2010, 09:26 PM
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Other than that. I love the truck. It does really good on gas to.
Thanks, y'all. It's reassuring -- but disappointing -- to learn that "they all do that."

Yeah, it's not that fastest thing in the world but I find that it's really fun to drive. It's so light that it has pretty sharp handling and surprisingly quick steering response.

What kind of mileage do you get? I haven't run a whole tank through it yet, but what I've seen so far is really encouraging. I have a ScanGauge II (trip computer on steroids) and it reported that I'm averaging in the low 30s driving around the suburbs. That's better than my old Honda Civic.
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Old 05-10-2010, 04:55 AM
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My last 6 tanks have been 34mpg
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Old 05-10-2010, 06:38 AM
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Default Re: 2010 2.3-liter/5-speed rev hang...?

My 99 2.5 does the same thing. I bet a lighter flywheel would help a lot.
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Old 05-10-2010, 07:35 AM
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My 99 2.5 does the same thing. I bet a lighter flywheel would help a lot.
I am looking for some 14in aluminum rims for my truck. Going to mount 195-70 R14s on them for less rotational mass. Hoping for an extra 2-3mpg
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Old 05-10-2010, 09:08 AM
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I am looking for some 14in aluminum rims for my truck. Going to mount 195-70 R14s on them for less rotational mass. Hoping for an extra 2-3mpg
Complete the package with some energy saving tires. Here is a comparison of a bunch of them, though 14-inch sizes don't seem too common. The top four in the list are the energy savers they test how having a low-rolling-resistance compound impacts handling and braking.

http://blog.tirerack.com/blog/tire-r...lean-and-green

My other half has a Sonata and it came with V-rated 215/60/16 Michelin Energy MXV4 S8s. They are expensive but very quiet, get great mileage and handle well due to the stiff sidewall. Looks like the smallest they come in is a 195/65/15.
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Old 05-10-2010, 09:25 AM
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Thanks. That's good info. Maybe I will just get 15in aluminum wheels for the lighter weight & use the 195 65 R15 tires
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Old 05-10-2010, 05:27 PM
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Default Re: 2010 2.3-liter/5-speed rev hang...?

my 07 is weird when its running for like 5 minutes when a push in the clucth the rpms just plumet and it pisses my off it on does it when the temp gauge is in the the 2 bars for cold is it because the engines cold
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Old 05-18-2010, 02:49 PM
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Default Re: 2010 2.3-liter/5-speed rev hang...?

I just bought an 2010 and I do not have this problem. But I think the reason for it is because if you don't let the RPMs drop you will Chearp/ Spin through 3rd. I do.
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Old 05-18-2010, 02:54 PM
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Default Re: 2010 2.3-liter/5-speed rev hang...?

I just bought an 2010 and I do not have this problem. But I think the reason for it is because if you don't let the RPMs drop you will Chearp/ Spin through 3rd.
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Old 05-20-2010, 02:00 AM
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Default Re: 2010 2.3-liter/5-speed rev hang...?

I have a 2010 2.3 with a 5 speed, and yes, it does the same thing. It is an emission concession. If the idle settled down quickly, it raises emissions. It is normal. I get, all around, 25 to 26 mpg, extended cab and I'm absolutely happy.
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Old 05-20-2010, 03:34 AM
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Default Re: 2010 2.3-liter/5-speed rev hang...?

I am always interested in these 4 cylinder posts as I have a 2010 coming supposedly on the 28th of this month. When I had the dealership check they couldn't find any in Ontario (Canada) that matched my wish list. I can't understand why dealerships don't stock a few of these 4Cyl. 5 speeds. I have to wonder if having it re-chipped would address this problem with revs staying up?
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Old 05-20-2010, 10:42 AM
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Default Re: 2010 2.3-liter/5-speed rev hang...?

Honda and Hyundai have both been reflashing the ECUs in the Sis and Genesis coupes to address this issue.

After I've gotten used to the truck it is much easier to drive smoothly. I am coming out of a Honda Civic Si, which has arguably one of the best clutch/shifter combinations (very short throws, tight clutch). The Ranger's transmission has long throws but has good feel -- it just doesn't like to be rushed.
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