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2 isn't 2nd, or is it?

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    2 isn't 2nd, or is it?

    probably an easy one for the specialists on here:

    i got the stock 4l60e, when it's in 2 it takes off in first, then changes to 2nd. can the tranny be reprogrammed so it'll actually take off in 2nd? or is that a job for a shift kit? would be nice in the wet or in the cold. my only tool for that right now would be a hpp3.
    any thoughts?

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    im not an expert but i think you would have to do a manual valve body to start in 2nd. but that is kinda old school, with that being a computer controlled tranny there may be a way to do it electronically. hopefully somebody with more knowledge on the subject will chime in.

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    Some cars have second gear start capability others do not. Its a programming not a hardware issue. A shift kit other than a full manual "no electronics" will not allow for a second gear start either .

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    i see...
    so that means it can be reprogrammed? would this be a tranny shop issue, or could it be done with a handheld programmer like the hpp3?

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    That I do not know as I dont know if its changable items or part of the base program you would need to ask someone who does tuning

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    i'll do that. thanks for the input anyway!

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    I think the 2000 starts in second when in 2, so the newer cars do this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SSTODD View Post
    I think the 2000 starts in second when in 2, so the newer cars do this.
    x2. Mine, too.

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    so the 98 cars don't... but it's the same tranny, dammit!

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    Has to do with programing not the trans

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    Quote Originally Posted by hamburger68 View Post
    so the 98 cars don't... but it's the same tranny, dammit!
    The 98 has a different computer than the 2000.

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    Quote Originally Posted by squee View Post
    The 98 has a different computer than the 2000.
    yup, thought so..... well, thanks for the input anyway!

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