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SO when i go to take off in my 97 auto the transmission shifts from 1st to 2nd early causing the truck to fall on its face, It does this under a load (like going up hill). Does this mean the converter is bad or is it the clutches or bands in the tranny that are bad?
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It's normal to shift in 2nd at about 5-7 mph, shouldn't fall on it's face though.
Have you slid the AFC cover all the way forward and turned the starwheel?
Getting smoke?
 

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Yes

The star wheel is all the way open and I am getting smoke. The tranny will down shift into 2nd If I put it to the floor, it just seems like when under a load (going up driveway hill less than 5 mph) it shifts into second too soon.
 

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I would say it’s the bands mine use to start out in 2nd and shift hard down to first:shock: but I had the bands adjusted and it stopped it sounds like a similar issue so try getting them adjusted:thumbsup:
 

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Thanks I will try that. The wierd thing is if I manually pull the shifter down into 1st It doesn't do it.
 
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