Turns out the vacuum module was bad. Had the module replace and that took care of the "flaring". Now I just need to swing by the mechanics garage to have some fine adjusting done. Now the shift from 2nd to 3rd will throw you into the back seat. Hopefully we'll get it adjusted today. Thanks for all the suggestions and Steve's explanation of the adjustments on the module were right on!
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