RPMs drop slowly
Whenever I shift, specially the 1-2 shift, I have to wait like 2 seconds before I let the clutch out, so the rpms will drop so it wont jerk. (having a good bit of play in the drivetrain doesn't help at all). The higher the gear I go up, the faster the rpms drop to make a smooth shift. Also, the higher rpms I go, the faster the rpms drop as well, even if I make a 1-2 shift. Now, if I sit still, and rev it to say 2500rpms in neutral, the rpms drop pretty quickly. Is this normal? Its really annoying to have to pause for a couple seconds going into 2nd gear if I shift around 3k or below. I also still have the issue of the rpms dropping below normal idle speed while comming to a stop. Any ideas on this?
2004 Ford Ranger
3.0 5spd. 4.10 gears 6" lift w/ 35's