Throttle issues

NuclearDan

Tremor Buff
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Lynchburg VA
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2020 F250 XLT Tremor
Current Ride #2
2006 F350 dually, 2004 6.0 Excursion, 1999 F350 7.3, 1996 F250 gas
I've seen posts about pedal commander? I'm not sure if my issue fits that.
So. Rolling at a slow speed below 2000 rpm. At times when I give it the go. I get a no. The engine will go back to idle before it does anything. Think pulling out into traffic and their you sit not going!
This happens in stock configuration as well as with all 5 tunes ( 5 star )
The dealership couldn't find the problem.
 
I've seen posts about pedal commander? I'm not sure if my issue fits that.
So. Rolling at a slow speed below 2000 rpm. At times when I give it the go. I get a no. The engine will go back to idle before it does anything. Think pulling out into traffic and their you sit not going!
This happens in stock configuration as well as with all 5 tunes ( 5 star )
The dealership couldn't find the problem.
I had that problem also, the N-gauge seems to have fixed it for me.
 
N-Gauge????
 
I've seen posts about pedal commander? I'm not sure if my issue fits that.
So. Rolling at a slow speed below 2000 rpm. At times when I give it the go. I get a no. The engine will go back to idle before it does anything. Think pulling out into traffic and their you sit not going!
This happens in stock configuration as well as with all 5 tunes ( 5 star )
The dealership couldn't find the problem.
Hate to say it sir, but it’s a 7.3 thing! ?‍♂️
 
I have a pedal commander and this still happens to mine. About to hit 6000 miles. Maybe I am still used to turbos with a diesel, but I am finding myself starting to despise this transmission. Seems like it doesn’t know what gear to go into. Have tried different settings with the pedal commander and haven’t been able to get the problem to go away. I do mostly city driving so I do notice it more than someone who gets to set their cruise on their drive.
 
It looks to be a 7.3 trans issue. I actually had it happen today. It’s like you give it gas, it hesitates to try to find the gear, then kicks in hard sometimes.
 
It's not the transmission, it is Ford's dam torque management programing and it sucks. To many god dam electronics on these trucks. The first 3 gears at low speeds or if you are turning. My '15 would do this slightly at times, but my Tremor does it real bad. You just don't know what kind of throttle your going to get. Banks pedal monster improves throttle response, but does not fix this condition. I know my truck does not like heavy to full throttle from a dead stop, slow speeds or turning, giving too much throttle, you can feel the truck limiting throttle. The reason I believe that it is torque management programming, is because I have no problem with transmission response while cruising down the highway and want to pass someone, it shits and gets. Or on ramps that are kind of straight, where you hold more speed, I would say around 40 mph, then punch it, instance throttle response. Apologize for being long winded, but that's my 2 cents.
 
It's not the transmission, it is Ford's dam torque management programing and it sucks. To many god dam electronics on these trucks. The first 3 gears at low speeds or if you are turning. My '15 would do this slightly at times, but my Tremor does it real bad. You just don't know what kind of throttle your going to get. Banks pedal monster improves throttle response, but does not fix this condition. I know my truck does not like heavy to full throttle from a dead stop, slow speeds or turning, giving too much throttle, you can feel the truck limiting throttle. The reason I believe that it is torque management programming, is because I have no problem with transmission response while cruising down the highway and want to pass someone, it shits and gets. Or on ramps that are kind of straight, where you hold more speed, I would say around 40 mph, then punch it, instance throttle response. Apologize for being long winded, but that's my 2 cents.
I agree with your assessment 100%. This is just how mine acts, but seems to have gotten better with having 3644 miles on it. Some of that may have been the transmission learning.
 
I have about 12,000 miles on my Tremor and have noticed the hesitation or the seeming slip into neutral a couple times now but no hard shift. My 2011 F250 that I bought new did this same thing from day one. At first it only did it when it was cold then it began doing it more often and even after it had been driven for a while. I even had the transmission control module reprogrammed and that helped a little but didn't stop it. After three different dealerships couldn't find any info or issues on it, a fourth one told me that another customer had similar problems and had the valve body replaced and it solved his problem. Another dealership told me that it might be the shift solenoids and suggested I replace them or to just have the transmission rebuilt. The 2011 is the 6.2L with the six speed. I opted to replace the valve body and a complete system flush, but haven't had time to really get out and drive it since getting it back.
 
It’s not a 7.3 issue only cause my 6.7 does it also. I’ve pulled out, let off the gas to let traffic pass then get back on it to go and it’sa no go. Off the pedal and back on then it goes. I’ve stopped trying to get into traffic that way for fear of getting hit. It truly sucks and I have the banks pedal monster and it still happens.
 
An update, So I am at 50k on the Odemeter. Using 5 star programing . on the 3rd set of tunes for shifting with terrible results. I went back to stock to start over. Took the truck into the dealer around 48,500 had the TSB "flush" done. when I got it back "all good" the dealer says.
well now it upshifts past 2nd. figures out there is not enough speed downshifts back to second. third. skip 4th.
normal driving it skips 2nd and 4th all the time.
I drove the truck 3,000 miles to see if the trans would "learn" well its a dumb son-of-a-bitch!
then it happened. jumped out in rush hour traffic. got the 3 Mississippi delay. car behind me got hit stopping for my non going ass!
I know you cant tune the problem out, Ford cant fix it WTF?
The only solution for rush hour traffic is to manual shift all the gears like your in a damn nascar race. Once the other critters hear Godzilla ROAR they want to come challenge the King of beasts! The damn T-Rex. Yeah thats another thread.
 
It’s not a 7.3 issue only cause my 6.7 does it also. I’ve pulled out, let off the gas to let traffic pass then get back on it to go and it’sa no go. Off the pedal and back on then it goes. I’ve stopped trying to get into traffic that way for fear of getting hit. It truly sucks and I have the banks pedal monster and it still happens.
Same...same...as if I could have posted what you said verbatim. I thought the Pedal Monster would fix it...Nope. I do not jump out into traffic anymore for fear of this throttle response delay.
 
Same...same...as if I could have posted what you said verbatim. I thought the Pedal Monster would fix it...Nope. I do not jump out into traffic anymore for fear of this throttle response delay.
I’ve been seeing this more as well. There’s been a couple times I’ve gone to pass someone, gas it and it goes nowhere. Kind of scary when cars are barreling down on you and you’re not moving
 
I can't believe this hasn't caused a lawsuit or something yet. This dead pedal issue is a safety hazard and I read about it happening to people all the time.

I also thought I was going to get smashed into on more than one occasion. Nothing like hitting the gas and getting no response while watching a car fly up on you in the rear view mirror.
 
I can't believe this hasn't caused a lawsuit or something yet. This dead pedal issue is a safety hazard and I read about it happening to people all the time.

I also thought I was going to get smashed into on more than one occasion. Nothing like hitting the gas and getting no response while watching a car fly up on you in the rear view mirror.
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Damnit every time i get on here i see some new problem with the 7.3, starting to wish I'd kept my 6.7. The whole learning thing sounds like a made up dealer excuse. its a computer how long can it take to learn. Haven't noticed this on mine but, i did need new heads at 39 miles so...
 
Do you experience this same behavior in tow/haul mode?

I only get this very rarely in normal mode. I’ve driven a lot in tow/haul mode and I’ve never observed it.
 
I have no idea about the throttle lag, but it sounds to me like you guys need to give yourself more room when pulling into faster traffic
 
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