And I will also add, if the fluid had been regularly serviced it might never have developed the shudder and servicing it might eliminate possible future problems. The rod can be disconnected at the frame and pried out of the manual control lever for adjustment or replacement. Please assist with getting this problem fixed and some help is holding them responsible. The vehicle was not repaired. This is a frightening event and should be looked at. It sometimes remains in 3rd gear even at a dead stop.
I went to pull out of Lowes, and knew something wasn't right. The chart below can give you a better location of where to start with the pinpoint test. At 40k all injectors went out,,,then we had the spark plug seized in intake issue, after that rear end went out at 90k. The dealer stated they lubricated both sides and was road tested and the noise was gone. This was traced back to a light film of corrosion on a coil wire. The vehicle was repaired but the failure recurred on the September 23,2011. Have tried to find used tranny from low mileage wreck, but the wrecking yard said there aren't any available because so many people are buying them to fix this same problem.
Ford transmission do not last too long before they cause problems. Consumer writes in regards to a complaint with vehicle dealership. Sometimes in the short run as well. At this time Ford is unwilling to make the repairs. It happened very frequently and the check engine light finally came on so I took it to the dealership for repair. I personally would use motorcraft- or Accel-. To me that shows that my transmission is slipping gears or the gear ratio was never properly tuned when I bought the truck.
I bought a quart of Lucas Trans. Lower the transmission pan and valve body and inspect for debris and clogs. Due to their complexity, mechanical problems should be referred to a trained mechanic to resolve. The consumer stated he had other issues with the vehicle that were corrected, such as the right rear shock, the transmission slip yoke, a loose fuel door and a rattling noise in the driver's side door panel. I use 4X4 2 or 3 times each winter, don't tow or haul anything and now the transmission needs to be rebuilt.
After diagnosis from the dealership , it turns out that the od retainer clip went out ,took out my 2nd gear and cracked the housing. I was told when I had the transmission repaired that Ford Motor Company was aware of this problem sine 2004. Two days later, a sudden stop resulted in a temporary check engine light. I am beyond frustrated, and it makes me seriously consider ever buying a Ford Truck again. I need the truck back on the road asap so any help will be amazing. As with any repair, it is best to start with the simplest resolution first.
Hard shifts, Transmission Warning Message. They said I shouldn't drive it until it was fixed. The contact stated that the transmission would slip at anytime at speeds around 60 mph. Went to work and lunch it was still doing the same. I would have thought these trucks would last more than 113000 miles before falling apart transmission isn't the only problem. The bigger they are, the worse it is. This occurs approximately every fifteen miles or so.
The speedometer goes to zero even while moving - I have video from my cell phone of this happening while going approximately 75 mph on the freeway. Prolonged driving can cause excessive damage to an already weakened transmission. The vehicle had the transmission replaced in March of 2011. The manufacturer was not contacted. My first truck purchased was a used 85 Toyota truck 200,000 miles plus and sold it to my best friend, never an issue. After 30 miles the Trans Fault light came on. I tried to pull onto a major road, and the truck instantly revved to 4-5K while barely picking up speed.
Transmission then clunks when goes back into gear. You will need to remove the transmission 1-2 accumulator and inspect for any damage or worn out pieces, and replace it if any are found. It's been a constant hit with it. I replied to the Ford service manager does this mean that what caused the failure was a defective part, he answered yes and gave me the quote for a new transmission. The failure and current mileages were 112,800.
This is too major of a bump to not cause damage or problems later on. Use this simple test to pinpoint the cause of your transmission's misery. Transmission Warning light may flash. How many bottles do i need? Sarcasm, humor, it's the only thing that gets me through! Update from May 4, 2012 : So I took my truck to a transmission place here in Colorado Springs, Co and had my transmission fixed 2400. Let's turn the page and find out more about the specific symptoms an automatic transmission with internal damage and that will require an overhaul. The dealer informed the consumer the squeaking noise was coming from the tailgate latch assembly on the driver's side. When I got home I told the Mechanic what happened.
I managed to pull back into Lowes, turned off the truck and began looking for a shop to pull it into. This is the same repair covered under the current recall that does not include the production that my truck was a part of. Separate instance: when passing another vehicle on two-lane road, full throttle, vehicle slammed into 2nd gear and entered limp home mode while I was in oncoming traffic, forcing me to abort the pass. The manufacturer was notified of the issue and informed that the vehicle was not included in any recall. The rear wheels skidded until the vehicle slowed down. My family have been loyal Ford customers for as long as we've had vehicles. The failure mileage was unavailable and the current mileage was 84,855.