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#558 of 606 2004 f150 4x4 transmission problems
Jan 01, 2012 (9:52 am)
I bought my 2004 stx 4x4 f150 4 months ago with 72000 miles on it. The rear started making noise the day after I bought it, after that the transmission lost overdrive, (fixed by dropping the valve body and removing a peice of a broken snap ring from the 3/4 shift valve) and now the transmission is completely shot and will not move the vehicle forward at all. It now has 79000 miles on it, I owe 7000 bucks on it still, and it is not even driveable. All of these turn out to be common problems with these trucks. I am a professional technician, and I have access to Identifix and mitchell on demand, which both report pages of issues with this truck. This was a one owner vehicle before I had it and it was well cared for. I will NEVER buy another ford truck. I should have stuck to my chevys. I never had a driveline failure with those. Buyers Beware.
#559 of 606 More Transmission Trouble
Jan 02, 2012 (11:00 am)
I have a 97 F-150 4x4 that will not come out of overdrive when you press the button on end of gear shift lever. In testing, the switch shows to be good, but I am not sure on how to check and see if the switch is getting fire through the steering column or not. Can anybody help me with this or suggest any remedies. Fuse under dash on drivers side is good.
#561 of 606 Re: 2004 f150 4x4 transmission problems [80camaro]
Jan 02, 2012 (11:11 am)
This is just a thought, dont know if you tried this but did you replace the entire valve body itself or just the snap ring? It could be an internal problem with the valve body? Just some thoughts I am sure you've probably thought of every possibility. I have one of these F150s even with its problems I like it. But I think I will buy chevy next time.
#562 of 606 Re: 2004 f150 4x4 transmission problems [f150zep1]
Jan 02, 2012 (5:20 pm)
when the overdrive went out I had pulled the valve body down, replaced the snap ring, and fished out the piece that was stuck in it. I had it towed to a transmission shop this morning to have the experts look at it. When the truck works right I absolutely love it, I have to agree with you there. It is a great truck to drive, and it performs well both on and off the road. I am just tired of being without a vehicle and without money when it breaks down.
#563 of 606 Not sure what to do!!!
Jan 21, 2012 (10:24 pm)
I have a 2007 F-150 FX4 with the 5.4 and when I am driving and the RPM's get low as it shifts to a high gear and i gently mash the accelerator the truck starts to shake. I need a professional opinion. There isn't any kind of engine light coming on and the idle is normal.
#564 of 606 Re: Not sure what to do!!! [dsmith9009]
Jan 22, 2012 (8:50 am)
Coil packs are very common on the 5.4 and it causes this issue. I'm sure if
The trucks rpm's are high the truck runs fine. Also doesn't like to
Spit out a code. If this is in fact the issue replace them all because they
Will start to go one by one. Good luck.
#565 of 606 Transmission problems for 05' F150
Feb 04, 2012 (4:24 am)
In the last 6-7 months, I noticed when I incline in the truck, it jerks. It was not doing it that often but it was doing it. Took a 3hr trip last month and noticed that it jerk several times. I took it to the mechanic and had the transmission flushed and serviced. It continued to do it. Now the transmission indicator light is on. What could be the problem and what should I do?
#566 of 606 Re: Not sure what to do!!! [xt2pathfinder]
Feb 06, 2012 (3:24 pm)
It's not the coil packs it's in the tranney when the accelerator is gently pressed to boost power enough for a slight incline the overdrive will start slamming until you give more accelerator. The torque conv slip actual will range from 0 - 16383, the torque conv clutch will range from 0 - 100.0% and that is how all the pressures are fluctuating while the tranny is doing this slamming.
Would the TCC Pressure Control cause the problem? And also someone may have put the wrong fluid in it, would this maybe be the cause?
#567 of 606 Re: Not sure what to do!!! [rwlay]
Feb 07, 2012 (5:13 am)
I have an '05 SCREW w/ about 86,000 miles. Doing the exact same thing. Seems to happen in higher gears, 30-50 mph around 1200 rpm.