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Dodge Ram Pickup 1500, Ford E-250, GMC Savana Cargo, Ford, Van
#746 of 753 Re: Ford Van Shifts Too Frequently Out of Overdrive [nwraaa]
Apr 18, 2010 (8:09 am)
You would have the 4R70W transmission. It is electronically controlled by the PCM. This is not a normal behavior. Ford transmissions are notorious for this, and there can be different, the simplest causes are Vehicle Speed Sensors, and more involved such as valve / solenoid malfunction, OD Servo, or insufficient fluid pressure on OD clutches, or worn out clutches. These last 2 require re-builts (worst case). These causes usually do not illuminate the "Chek Engine" light.
If you have a transmission test gauge (about $ 55) you can run simple line pressure tests yourself. If you haven't done this before you need to go to a specialized Transmission shop for them to diagnose it, usually about $ 100. They are also pull codes which a $ 100 Code reader can't.
#747 of 753 Re: 1992 Ford E-250 trans replacement Throttle Valve cable [cmangle]
Apr 18, 2010 (8:19 am)
I think your transmission code has the letter "E" in it as well. I think in 1992 AOD were electronically controlled.
Yes, incorrect TV cable can ruin the transmission. You need to follow Ford's Shop Manual for the correct procedures to set this right.
As a general mechanic, you should not have problems for DIY for taking out and installing the replacement. Re-building is another matter. Of course, you are a lot better prepared to do a re-build than most shade-tree mechanics, however you will need patience, time, be diligent and be willing to research and learn.
#748 of 753 Re: E-150 speed sensor [garett1]
Apr 18, 2010 (8:24 am)
It a common FORD problem: the VSS wire, harness or both have been damaged. Run continuity tests to troubleshoot.
ABS may not be related to the VSS problem.
#749 of 753 Re: low oil pressure [fredrick50]
Apr 18, 2010 (8:32 am)
Ford's Oil Pressure Sender and Oil Pump are common problems. Clunking noise is definitely not good. You should not drive the vehicle. I would troubleshoot or even change the Sender first ($ 22). Advice: sender needs a special tool called "Oil Pressure Sender Removal Tool" about $ 25, available at most auto parts stores.
Oil Pump is not very difficult to change for DIYers. Don't let a $ 100 pump and 2 hours of work cost you an engine failure.
#750 of 753 Re: Pulling Engine [hoodlatch]
Apr 18, 2010 (8:33 am)
Make, Model, engine size?
#751 of 753 Re: Econoline fuel problems [jimmie2]
Apr 18, 2010 (8:48 am)
Yes, PCM is supposed to ground the injectors. You need to pull codes. The you need to run diagnostics. For this you will need a Ford Shop Manual and schematics.
It appears that your PCM is in fuel cut-off mode for some reason. Several inputs (sensors and switches) can cause this. Are you having any other malfunctions?
#752 of 753 Re: E-250 Tranny jumps out of gear [jhart]
Apr 18, 2010 (8:56 am)
Typical Vehicle Speed Sensor symptoms. Check its wiring BEFORE replacing it.
#753 of 753 95 ford 250 van....started then stopped running???
Feb 20, 2011 (6:51 am)
I've got a 95' Ford 250 Van...4.9 liter motor. I started it and it stopped running. Motor turns over, but it won't fire. Coil wire is connected securely???
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks in advance...Dave