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#1273 of 2180 Re: 1994 F150 transmission slipping [havehadit]
Jul 01, 2005 (8:30 am)
I don't have an answer but can relate a similar unsolved problem. I have a 1994 F250 with the 460 engine. When driving at normal speeds (40-70 mph) the transmission will seem to go into a neutral mode for about a second or so. Then it slams back into high gear. Since it is intermittent, the transmission shop cannot find the problem. No error codes. I've been studying the ford shop repair manual and am wondering if the problem is with either one of the shifting solenoids, speed sensor, throttle position sensor or the MLPS. Maybe it could also be a problem with the electrical connector into the transmission. I'm going to check the connector tonight. I'll continue to try and find an answer and will let you know if I solve this problem. I'd appreciate the same from you. Thanks, Mvhammy
#1274 of 2180 04 f250 engine problems?
Jul 01, 2005 (1:04 pm)
I have a 04 f250 i bought new in may of 04. currently it has 41,000 miles. last week while pulling a trailer a loud noise came from the engine when the motor had strain on it from downshifting. the noise sounded like a backfire but with out the bang. it does have a superships brand control module set at the middle setting and a 4 inch exhuast. the local diesel shop checked a few hoses for leaks and lose hoses and has since pulled out the superchip settings so we can take it to the dealer. any ideas, thoughts, corncerns. up until this last week i would swear by this truck. it would pull like a mule and run like a scalded dog. it runs fine as long as there is no strain or no hard driving.
#1275 of 2180 Re: lugging problem
Jul 02, 2005 (9:13 am)
I have an 2001 F-150 supercrew, just turned 81k and this exact problem has arisen with me as well. It has only begun in the last 1k miles. I have to this point in trying to fix this:
replaced all of the spark plugs
checked all of the coils for spark
replaced the fuel filter
replaced the PCV valve
changed my fuel station
changed the oil, filter and air cleaner (this is normal maint on my part)
run a couple of bottles of injector cleaner thru it
I will next start exploring the fuel injection system, throttle body, Idle air control, etc.
Ford won't even look it for less than $100. They say they've never heard of this problem before. I am not going to give them anymore of my money as I've had many problems with this truck. I will go back to buying Jap stuff from this point on . I gave them (american car makers) a chance and they blew it.
If I figure this out I'll post the solution, I'd appreciate the same from you.
#1276 of 2180 For Mvhammy-re 1994 Ford F150 Transmission slipping
Jul 02, 2005 (11:16 am)
Sounds like the same problem. Yesterday mine started acting up in town. This a.m. I took it on the hiwaay plus in town. The same problem of shifting down at high or low speed, but another problem developed suddenly. At times doesn't want to upshift from lst and hard when it does. I've been checking on www.Alldata.com and found 2 TSB's you can check if you have access to them. I can't find them for free. #atratb305, Jan. "95-shifts to neutral, and #942417, Nov. '94-downshifts too often no 4th gear. I'm at a loss and had a fishing trip scheduled Monday. My transmission was serviced at 36K and 49K miles, when the problem surfaced. Next week I think I'll get it flushed and serviced and see what happens before I try a shop again. I'm retired and not a mechanic. I do small jobs but not one like this. After reading messages in this forum and others I think Ford better wake up! Thanks, HAVEHADIT
#1277 of 2180 F-150 XLT 5.4 2005 Performance
Jul 03, 2005 (3:46 am)
I just bought this truck and have 100+ miles on it and I don't feel that the truck is performing the way it should. I am not demanding to go fast but it seams that the truck is SLOW. Is this normal or the 3 valve engine is a scam? Is there a fix?
Anything on this topic will be greatly appreciated
Jul 03, 2005 (10:23 am)
I have a f250 super duty 04 truck, she was idling rough so I changed the fuel and water filters she started but was idling rough and gradually stopped, I checked the fuel filter on top of the engine and there is no fuel going to the filter when I turned the key I can't hear the fuel pump running the only thing I hear is a chatter from the injector. Did anybody have this problem?
#1279 of 2180 Re: 2005 Ford F150 5.4L 3V [jwarmstrong]
Jul 03, 2005 (4:39 pm)
I am also an owner of a 2005 Ford F150 with less than 6000 miles on it, hardly broken in. It has died out on me three times while driving on the road and will not start right away. I have brought it in to the dealer three times with no avail. They cannot find any thing failing and no records on the on board computer. It is an nintermittent problem and they claim if they cannot duplicate the problem they cannot fix it. I was told to keep driving it and eventually the check engine light will indicate problem. They also claim they do not want to swapp out parts because it might cause other problems. My luck it will come on after the waranty expires. I was thinking about getting a lemon lawyer considering I am paying 40,000 dollars for something that I cannot rely on. Anybody out there having any similar issues?
#1280 of 2180 Re: For Mvhammy-re 1994 Ford F150 Transmission slipping [havehadit]
Jul 04, 2005 (6:21 am)
I have the same slipping with my 94 f150 V8.
The randomness is the most confusing part.
I put "Lucas Transmission Fix" in, and it seemed to stop the slipping about 95% for 2 weeks. Then I took a 100 mile trip and it got really bad, slipping into "neutral" on the highway. I pulled off, shut her down, then drove home and it was fine again on the way home. Almost like it gets a good transmission "sync" sometimes, and other times it won't grab for nothing.?
I'm going to try more Lucas Fix, before I take it to a transmission shop. If the transmission fix is going to cost me more than $1,000 - I might just have to part this sucker out on Ebay!
Thanks for any info, Runjim.
Jul 04, 2005 (3:35 pm)
my 2005 f-150 crew cab with moonroof,the headliner vibrates anybody having these problems. thanks.
#1282 of 2180 v10 f350 will not start
Jul 04, 2005 (5:15 am)
first off hello to every one. i have been reading and think this is a great site. i have a 2000 f-350 sd with 81000 miles. the other day my brother in law made a delivery in it and when he slowed down to turn into my driveway it died. i ahve not been able to get it started. the scanner showed no codes. i have since changed the crank position sensor, the cam position sensor, the fuel filter, and the spark plugs.(it is a v10 btw) it tries to start but does not.it does backfire through the air intake. the plugs were wet with fuel as well as inside the plenum. i do not have a fuel pressure gauge for injection system and up to now have been very impressed with no problems at all. has any one had a similar problem? i have just about given up. thanks ahead of time for any help.