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#174 of 606 Trans shifting problem after warmed up
Mar 06, 2008 (5:34 am)
My 1990 ford f350 transmission is acting up. First let me give some history. The truck is only used 15-20 time a year. Has slipping problem about 15 months ago. Had trans rebuilt. After about 1 year seemed to be having problems when shifting mainly from 2nd to 3rd took back to trans shop. They said mid shift bearing and rear axel bearings were bad. Had repairs done. Used truck locally several times and shifted great. Went on longer trip and noticed some delay when shifting from 2nd 3rd. took back and they replaced trans vacuum (cant remember name of part) on engine with vacuum hose going to trans.
Still shifting problem 2nd 3rd also noise when down shifting.
Ford test drove and said seemed ok. (at this time I had not realized it was not happening until truck got warmed up)
Realized on last trip that it does not start until truck is run for an hour or so.
Shifts great when cool but after warms up there is sort of a delay when shifting from 2nd 3rd. (when it shifts you get bounced back in seat, kind of like delay in shifting. Makes noise when downshifting )
I am afraid to go back to original trans shop after 2-3 visits they have only replaced more parts
#175 of 606 5speed problems
Mar 20, 2008 (10:27 am)
Pulled a 5 speed from a 1994 ford which shifted well and was real smooth. Then I put it in a 1992 Ford f150. Right after I put it all in the truck I found it was in gear. Now I can't get it out of gear. The clutch slave seems to be doing its job, and I bled the system, and have done all I know to do. Any suggestions on what it could be??
#176 of 606 Re: Trans shifting problem after warmed up [orchiddj]
Mar 20, 2008 (10:29 am)
I had a similar problem with a GMC. Does it shift rough if you stomp on the gas???
#177 of 606 1997 Ford F350 tranny problem
Mar 27, 2008 (12:19 pm)
I have a 1997 Ford F350 dump truck that is having some transmission problems - it's an automatic. I purchased the truck in September 07 with 95,000 miles. Before winter I had the transmission flushed. I use the truck for hauling and snow plowing. While plowing, I began having trouble with the truck not shifting out of 1st gear after it got hot - I was going up a hill after having plowed for the past 2 hrs. I could manually shift it into second and shifting into reverse was not a problem. It seemed to be low on fluid so I added a quart. It is possible that I added too much. It was dark out and I was in the middle of plowing when I added the fluid so there is a possibility that I added too much. The fluid was dark and smelled burnt even though it was flushed just a few months ago. This makes me think that perhaps the trans oil cooler is not working or has a leak.
Just last week it began giving me trouble when I put it in reverse. I have to push the accelerator to the floor before it finally moves.
The two mechanics that I have brought the truck to have suggested replacing the transmission or rebuilding. One other mechanic said that it might be the speed sensor. I'd like to hope that it is something a little less expensive than a rebuild or new tranny. Do you have an thoughts or suggestions? Thanks.
#178 of 606 Re: 1997 Ford F350 tranny problem [thurman54]
Mar 27, 2008 (6:23 pm)
If you are plowing and have a Dump bed on it and it's never been replaced or rebuilt I am shocked the Transmission has lasted that long. I put a post last week about where to go for Ford Diesel Parts and even a Guy here in Denver, Colorado about having our Trannys rebuilt, the shipping cost for you to ship yours here and get one back might cost a little more than the 300.00 total round since you live way up in Vermont, lol. Damn dude I just Mapquest Montpilier Vt. and you are not near any place of Size, you don't seem to far from Burlington though, the only reason I know that place is that my wife used to fly in there for US Airways when she was working out Indiana, lol. If you are near any race tracks in your area you might want to contact them and find you a good Transmission guy there. I have not called Dwayne in a while but I can double check on what it would cost to ship one out. Just the Tranny & New Torgue Converter is around 2250.00 but it is a very well built Tranny. With the Shipping you are probably looking around 2500 to 2700 depending on what kind of deal he or maybe even you could get. Might have to Ship and pick it up out of Burlington. Let me know if you want me ask him or if you want to check around you. The reason I said Race tracks is that usually they have people that rebuild Trannys and that for the same price as dealers but build them to actually last.
#179 of 606 help with diagnosis
Mar 30, 2008 (7:21 pm)
my 2004 f150 has 69000 miles and the last 3 days when i get to about 45 the rpms rev up but its not gettig any faster like it wont switch gears. it works fine with the od switch off. i took it to autozone to get it put on the computer but no codes were found. a friend suggested that the od switch was bad since it workd fine with it off. what do you guys think and how would i change a od switch?
#180 of 606 2000 f-250 trans trouble
Apr 03, 2008 (11:25 am)
I have a 2000 f-250 diesel. when shift lever is in D or 2, first gear slips a little then grabs and does just fine all other gears and shiftting are fine. when shift lever is in 1, there is no slipping. So i changed the filter & fluid (it was time anyway). There was no change in the performance. What next ?
#181 of 606 2004 Ford F150 Auto 4x4 Tranny problem.
Apr 04, 2008 (10:37 am)
My husband & I have a ford F-150 On sunday we were backing into our driveway & my husband could not get the truck to drop into reverse & move. We tried a few times & it would not go. The truck has about 46,000 miles on it. We were able to get it to drop into drive & a message flashed transmission default. 2 weeks ago we were driving & the truck started shaking & as we pulled on to our street the OD light started flashing, we were going to drive it to the dealer however we treid to drive it my husband was able to back it in the drive way but when he wanted to go forward he was giving it over half throtle & it wouldn't budge we had it towed to the dealer thinking it was transmission issue that would be covered under a warranty. They called my Husband & told himit was the front brakes & there was nothing wrong with the transmission. They fixed the front brakes to the tune of $500+. They tried to tell us we need rear brake work however they were fairly new 7 had been done by another vendor when we took it to that vendor (midas) they looked at it discovered the E-brake was stuck charged us $30 to fix that rather than another $200 for rear brakes the dealer wanted. Sunday we had it towed back to the same dealer. Yesterday they called my Husband & tried to insist again it was the rear brakes he told them the rer brakes were fine we had just had them looked at. He told them when it went in the first tiem he thought it was a transmission issue. They never looked at the transmisssion. Now they FINALLY agree there IS an issue with the tran, however they don't know what until they take it out & look at it which is a 5 hour project just to take it out & see what is worng. Then tack on the cost to rpair anything. Has anyone had this issue? Any suggestions? Other than telling the dealer to go to HE double hockey stick? The tranny fluid is fne & not burnt or leaking. the dealer couldn't answer us when asked why a 3 year old truck would have a tranny issue. It was leased in 2004 July.
#182 of 606 Re: Trans shifting problem after warmed up [slapraim]
Apr 04, 2008 (11:07 am)
Sorry for the delay in reply. When the truck is first ran it shifts fine whether going very slow or for example stepping on gas to get into traffic or on hwy. After it warms up it does not matter. Its about the same when trying to ease in to 3rd gear or if you step on it.
Same goes for when it downshifts. When cool it makes no noise. When warmed up it makes a clunking sound when downshifting.
This has been going on for a while now. It has not gotten worse or better. (put about 2000 miles on since problem started.)
p.s. I changed fluid and both filters. This made no difference.
#183 of 606 Re: These responses to some of these threads are ridiculous [transman]
Apr 08, 2008 (3:07 pm)
I've got a '94 7.3 with a 5 spd manual transmission. It goes into reverse one time is about 4. Sometimes the first time, sometimes the 8th time.
Average is about 4 tries.
I had it torn down by a supposedly good transmission guy. I pulled it, he rebuilt it; and now he has re-pulled it, in his shop, because he didn't fix it.
He replaced a bushing, (looked like a synchronizer to me) that the collar slides over to go from reverse to 5th gear and back. He also replaced my forks, saying they were worn. (257k miles) He also replaced all synchronizers. When I put the unit back in the truck, it still had the same exact problem.
He doesn't seem to really know what to do; and he's been dragging his feet getting it back together. (He obviously puts paying customers in front of warranty.)
He said that on the bench, it shifted perfectly, every time. Maybe the teeth aren't meshing totally? There was no damage on any of the gears evident. The problem has existed for over 20k miles.
Anyhow, he said he's replacing the the reverse gear, which looked perfect to me.
Have you had this situation before?
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