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#181 of 613 2004 Ford F150 Auto 4x4 Tranny problem.
Apr 04, 2008 (9:37 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 613 Re: Trans shifting problem after warmed up [slapraim]
Apr 04, 2008 (10:07 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. Itís 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 613 Re: These responses to some of these threads are ridiculous [transman]
Apr 08, 2008 (2:07 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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#184 of 613 2003 Ford F-250 Superduty 7.3L code 783
Apr 10, 2008 (12:30 pm)
vehicle came in to shop with code 783 : 3 to 4 shift error. fluid was burnt forward clutch, direct clutch, and o/d clutch packs were burnt. After rebuild and a new solenoid block vehicle would drive 10-15 miles and retrip the code 783. dis-assembled all electrical connections cleaned with di-electric cleaner cleared codes re-testdrove vehicle 10-15 miles the code returned again. While browsing thru some forums last night i see a recall on 1997-2003 ford superduty trucks for a faulty cam sensor since the sensor is now only 29.00 down from 200.00 We took a chance and replaced it. redrove the vehicle 1 more time for 50 miles and was unable to reproduce the code again. just a heads up for all you superduty owners and technicians alike a faulty cam sensor on these vehicles can produce transmission codes
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#185 of 613 Re: 94 F150 E40D Problems [zfood]
Apr 11, 2008 (7:27 am)
E4OD trans have a severe problem with boost valve wear and also the line pressure modulator valve also wears out too these valves are located in the pump and front valve body from the factory the aluminum casted sleeves wear from constant valve cycling replacement valves are available from sonnax unfortunately the boost valve cannot be serviced from the pan it requires front pump removal to be replaced i would also recommend a new pressure regulator valve with line to lube also sold by sonnax these worn out valves can be the culprit of your complaint if they were not replaced during the overhaul of your trans. if you need more info about replacement valves for most common cars look at sonnax.com
#186 of 613 Re: 2004 Ford F150 Auto 4x4 Tranny problem. [rubysox]
Apr 11, 2008 (5:26 pm)
love the he double hockey stick. My suggestion is take it to a ford dealer and if you live here in the DFW area, I know of a great dealership in Frisco TX.
#187 of 613 2005 F150 Transmission Problem
Apr 14, 2008 (5:37 am)
Our 2005 F150 with 75k miles on it started shifting hard, and also shifting up and down at slower speeds, like it wasn't sure what gear it was supposed to be in. We took it to the dealer today and they found metal in it, so they're going to drop it and take a look. But they suspect we'll need a new transmission at $3000!! From reading the comments here it seems like a common problem on the F150s. Is this common?! This is fing ridiculous!!
#188 of 613 Re: 2005 F150 Transmission Problem [hollyann]
Apr 14, 2008 (5:58 am)
Welcome to the club! My '93 F250 did the same thing at nearly the same mileage (74,000).....The E4OD curse! I gotta replace the torque converter and go through the trans. The lesson I learned was to replace the trans fluid/filter every 15,000 miles.
#189 of 613 Re: 2005 F150 Transmission Problem [hollyann]
Apr 14, 2008 (6:07 am)
Ours had metal in it when the dealer dropped ours. My husband was pO'd as we have ONLY 46,000 on our 04 F150 ask the dealer for After Warranty Assistance form ford. Raise HELL if the truck isn't misused & insist on not paying we fought & reduce r pymnt to under $1100 we had issues with our dealer so we are going to file a complaint with our state attorney general's office. We got dicked around by the dealer. GOOD Luck!
#190 of 613 Re: 2004 Ford F150 Auto 4x4 Tranny problem. [tractorguy8]
Apr 14, 2008 (6:13 am)
No we are in NYS Rochester area. If you know any oone out his way tell them not to go to Vision ford or any vision dealer. They are crooked! We are going to file a comlaint with NYS attorney general to see if we can get any where.