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Shifty Flash

Some 2011 Mazda Tribute vehicles equipped with a 6F35 automatic transmission may exhibit an intermittent harsh 1-2 shift or harsh 5-6 shift regardless of temperatures or soak time. Additionally, 4-5 shift flare may be experienced after an extended cold soak. 2.5L equipped vehicles with late 4-5 shift events/high rpm's may also benefit from this calibration update.

1, Reboot the IDS to clear memory before reprogramming.

2. Using IDS 78.02 or later software, reprogram the PCM to the latest calibration by following the “Module Reprogramming” procedure.

  • Always update the IDS tool first, then follow the on-screen instructions to download the needed calibration file for PCM reprogramming.
  • It is not necessary to remove any fuses or relays during PCM reprogramming when the IDS screen prompts you to do so. You may accidentally stop power to one of the PCM terminals and cause the PCM to be blanked, or you may receive error messages during the procedure.
  • IDS shows the calibration part numbers after programming the PCM.
  • When performing the procedure, use the “Power Supply” mode in the Battery Management System to keep the battery up to capacity. If a different charger is used, make sure it does not exceed 20 amps. If it exceeds 20 amps, it could damage the VCM.

3. After performing the PCM reprogramming procedure, verify the repair by starting the engine and making sure that there is no MIL illumination or abnormal warning lights present.

4. Verify the transmission fluid level.

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