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#588 of 606 2007 FORD F150 5.4 TITAN
Oct 02, 2012 (9:18 pm)
Hey Guys : I don't have too much experience with the newer Fords, but I have a question on behalf of a co-worker. He has a 2007 FORD F150 5.4 TITAN, and has 145,000 miles on it. Just recently, the transmission started shifting hard both in town and on the freeway. The condition started in the high gears (3rd and overdrive), but now seems to be jerking alot all the time. From my experience with older Fords, I told him to check out the overdrive module, as I have known people that have had it 'go out', and it seemed like the transmission was shot, but in reality it was the overdrive module that had gone bad. As a test, I had him turn off the overdrive switch on the gear shift and drive it home today without using the overdrive. He did that (about 30 miles on the freeway) and some in town, and it performed perfectly ! - So does anyone know if on the 2007's, they still have a module that 'gives up' at a certain point, and just needs to be replaced ?
#589 of 606 Re: Ford F150 Overdrive problems [blake16]
Oct 02, 2012 (9:24 pm)
Hey Blake : That sounds similar to the problems i just posted with my friend's 2007. - My interpretation is that the overdrive contol module is shot. Take a look at my post and see what you think. I had another friend that had an older Ford that when the module went out, it jerked and bounced like the transmission was falling out the bottom ! - It would appear that Ford doesn't have the best overdrive systems ! - I wonder if your truck is losing the module in a different way ?
#590 of 606 Re: Ford F150 Overdrive problems [bassie]
Oct 03, 2012 (7:05 pm)
Hey thanks Bassie! I will check that out. So far, everyone has been convinced that the problem was somewhere in the transmission. I will let you know if that solves the problem!
#592 of 606 1994 Ford F150 Transmission Shift Problem
Oct 12, 2012 (9:53 am)
I have a 1994 Ford F150 that shifts periodically. We installed a new transmission, however the problem still exists. Can you please help me? My husband recently passed away and I now drive his truck. This truck scares me to death when it shifts hard. Iím terrified I will break down.
#593 of 606 trans trouble?
Oct 31, 2012 (8:16 pm)
I have a 1999 F150 4wd 4.6 reg cab with a trans that only goes in rev. I changed fluid & filter every 30k. about 6 months ago it started shifting hard from 1st to second and the od light always flashed on & off. Never any real trouble till now. No forward gears. 4wd shifts in and out ok but only in rev. no warning or check engine lights. Any ideas. I really do need some help on this. Any advise is greatly appreciated. Thank you.
#594 of 606 Re: 1992 ford f-150 4x4, tranny problem [muncy]
Nov 02, 2012 (2:26 pm)
Most likely the synchro dog springs are worn or need to be replaced. The synchro dog springs align the shift forks in the center to prevent the shift forks and synchros from ove shifting and actually rubbing against the gears, thereby causing them to wear out prematurely. Often times when the tranny is rebuilt this is something overlooked and the shifter forks premature failing is a result of the worn springs. As the forks tend to rest either slightly forward or slightly back. You can continue replacing the forks every few months or the next time the forks need replacing pop the tranny out and preform some minor surgery, or have a quality tranny mechanic do it.
Ford F150 5 speed tranny M5R2 Actually built by Mazada or toyota and is a light duty transmission used in the f150 and t-bird, and mustangs. From 1992 to current. The M5R2 is a top loader transmission and depending the application depends upon the location of the shifter housing. F150 is a true top loader as compared to the stang, bird or mazada trucks. The shifter is located to the back of the tranny tail housing. Hope this helps.
#595 of 606 2003 automatic transmission issues
Nov 29, 2012 (11:22 am)
I have a 2003 F150 4-6 automatic, which my son was driving at first it would not go in drive, after trying a couple of times he got it to go in drive then it would not go over about 30 to 35 mph and did not shift. I was told to change the filter and fluid first, I have done that and it still will not go over 30 to 35 mph and seems to not even try to shift. Anyone have any possible suggestions on what the problem could be.
#596 of 606 1992 F-150
Nov 29, 2012 (4:54 pm)
My transmission worked great unitl I pulled the motor and tranny out to replace seals and gaskets. I also power washed the engine and tranny. I put the engine and tranny back in, double checked all the plugs and grounds. I can put the tranny into reverse, 1st and 2nd it works, but it will not shift on its own. Any ideas out there on what could be wrong?
#597 of 606 Re: 2003 automatic transmission issues [stg1993]
Dec 01, 2012 (12:27 pm)
When the transmission goes, it is designed to go into the lowest gear and stay there. I had the same thing, although it was not the entire transmission. It was a part and wound up costing me $300. I was lucky. You are not going to help it with a fluid change. It may be done for, but hopefully not.