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#284 of 606 f-150 automatic trany
Feb 04, 2009 (11:51 am)
I am looking into my brother's 2004 f-150 automatic transmission problem, it won't shift into first or reverse without gassing it. I can get it to move but that seems to be about it. The fluid looks fine, and no noises.
This is a pampered F-150 4.2 L 6 cyl with less than 42,000 miles on it
He sent it to the shop and they said "bad transmission $ 2900.00 to fix it.
I have read several nightmare stories on this forum about this year and all the problems with it's transmission but no real answers! (for me)
Can this one be pronounced junk?
Is there a chance that a used trans. would be any better? or are they all junk?
Is there an older version that will fit and be more reliable?
Are they or anyone else upgrading them when rebuilding them with better parts?
I'm asking because there are about 50 of these trans available and it scares me.
Thanks for your input.
If Ford insists on cranking out these %x&** things, how can they ever expect repeat customers? No wonder they are in deep stuff!!!
#285 of 606 questions about goin thru motor n trans
Feb 20, 2009 (11:35 am)
ive got 165000 miles in my 01 super crew f150. it would lag a second or two on a stop n go when i press the gas. i changed the fluid, put some lucas stop slip, n i put a programmer that firm the shifts. i dont have the lag ne more but it still slips under heavy accel. n kinda sounds like a belt is slipping as its shifting from 3rd to od under heavy accel. after i put the programmer on after long trips the motor smells like oil bad, and on cool nights i can see smoke coming from the vents on the wiper cowl. i was just wondering if i should tear it all apart or get something new
#286 of 606 92 F250 will only go in reverse transmission crisis
Feb 20, 2009 (5:28 pm)
Help, my F250 will only go in reverse. Could this be a sensor or electrical thing, or is it a broken band. it is a 92 and pretty basic electronically. The men in my fam are pretty good with cars but getting them to actually do it is a challenge. I'm really good with vehicles but HATE it but at this point I am desperate just to get this fixed. Any ideas and if it is the band, what is the best way to replace it (ie do I have to yank the whole thing)
Feb 25, 2009 (11:55 am)
I recently got this message error on my display it reads as TRANS FAULT. Truck works fine, by the way I have a 2004 f150 single cab, shifts smoothly no problems noted as of now. Can anyone tell me if I have to replace the transmission or is this problem can be fixed by your average mechanic? From what I have read in this forum, I am practically screwed and will have to replace tranny. Is there any other quick fix. I have been a Ford guy since junior high never had any problems with any of my stangs until now with this truck.
#290 of 606 Rear Axle Identification
Mar 02, 2009 (2:03 pm)
my 2001 F350 Diesel owners manual lists three different rear axle types and gear oil types accordingly but no way of matching the axle ID-tag numbers to the list. The gear oils are of vastly different viscosities, so I think it matters which oil is in the axle. I appreciate any advice on this.
#291 of 606 what transmission do i have 2003 7.3
Mar 07, 2009 (9:22 pm)
i was wondering what tranny i have in my 2003 f-350 with the 7.3 and is this a different tranny than the one in the 2003 behind the 6.0 i have not had any problems to speak of but lately when i put it in reverse or drive there there is a second delay till i feel it engage is this anything to worry about i have 180000 miles on the truck and have always serviced it regularly is this a good trans or is it known to have problems thanks for any info on this
#292 of 606 leeeky trans
Mar 11, 2009 (6:17 am)
Hey out there 2000 f250 v-10 runs and shifts perfect but leaking from what I think is the front seal. Only in hot weather or towing tool trailer in Denver metro traffic. whatcha think,
#293 of 606 "Dragging" noise like post #196
Mar 19, 2009 (6:43 am)
have a 05 F-150 supercrew automatic trans with 54000 miles. 3 times in the last two days (about 30 miles of city driving) I have had a terrible noise when slowing down to turn or coming to a stop. I thought the first time that the muffler fell off and I was dragging it on the road or like someone else said - ran over a shopping cart and was stuck under the truck.
Pulled over quickly and noise went away when I almost got stopped. Today, I shifted to N and it went away - don't know if this was just a coincidence though, maybe was good timing.
Is it the transmission or could it be the clutch?? Did not hear any clunking noises but I don't think I had power - believe I tried to accelerate today after it happened and could not. Have seen the same problem posted a couple times in this forum section but no real solutions given to the problem or no one has said what their mechanic found.
Would be real upset if I have to replace a trans at 54000 miles.