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Old 06-08-2001, 07:24 PM
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I'm going to make the assumption that your car is one of the ones that has a control pressure cable from the throttle body to the transmission. When any of your auxiliaries is running, there is obviously more load on the engine. This causes you to have to push the pedal a bit harder to get moving like you normally would if that accessory were not running. This can cause a first gear start. Normally, I wouldn't expect it unless you are aggressive off the line. Check the adjustment of the control pressure cable just to be sure it isn't always under tension at idle. There should be a very small amount of play at idle. The precise amount and adjustment procedure will depend on your model and year.
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