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Ford Expedition, Transmission, SUV
Jan 17, 2011 (3:26 am)
I am an owner of a 2006 Expedition with 59,087 miles and just had to replace the tork converter and pump on the transmission. Does this sound right? Thanks Fords!!!!! I also just replace a rear hub assembly. Did I buy a lemon or what? Is it even worth going to Fords and complaining? Something has to give. This cost us almost 2,000 dollars. I just talked to another ownerof a 2008 Expedition. She is replacing her transmission as well. I think there is a problem here?!?!?!? It started out as a thump upon exceloration from a complete stop. thump sounded like it was coming from the rear end of the car though. I know that sound carries so this just blew my mind. I do not think I will own another Ford vehicle again. I am so sad. Why is Ford's the only one who does not offer a bigger warranty? 3yr 36thous. miles. What kind of krap is that? Are they trying to tell us to bewarre of their products? GM and Chrysler all give longer warranties.
#173 of 263 ford transmission probs
Jan 29, 2011 (4:44 pm)
My transmission is slipping. I checked the fluid and it was way low. What kind and how much should I put in? There was none registering on the dip stick.?
#174 of 263 Re: ford transmission probs [thebarber]
Jan 30, 2011 (4:33 am)
The manual should tell you what type to put in, if you don't have one you can download it from the Ford Fleet Services web site. How much depends on how much is missing, you should probably get it in for a complete tranny service and evalaution - sounds to me like there is a bigger problem here than just the need to top it off. You need to find out why it is down so much.
#175 of 263 2007 Ford Expedition Trans problem
Feb 03, 2011 (10:57 am)
I have a 2007 Ford Expedition E.B. 5.4L. We had a big snow storm here (Michigan) yesterday and while was driving into work (4A) my transmission acted like it came out of gear then clunked back into gear. When this happened my check engine light came on and a wrench appeared on the display. I took it to the local dealership and they told me that the air filter housing was open and it was allowing air and water into the transmission. That was there diag. I am a ex mechanic and they said that no trans flush was necessary. I fail to see how the air filter housing has anything to do with the trans. Is there a vent tube or valve on the trans that will allow this to happen? Can anyone here give me a reasonable answer?
#176 of 263 Re: RPM Question [95cane]
Feb 13, 2011 (5:58 am)
i see its been a while since you posted it and am new to this but my expedition is doing the same exact thing as yours could you tell me what was wrong with your vehicle? thanks
#177 of 263 Re: 2005 Ford Expedition XLT [swharton1]
Feb 21, 2011 (9:22 pm)
The term "sunshell" your being told about or may have heard is probably what is really called a sun gear. A sun gear is a part of the mechanical set-up in an automatic transmission called the planetary gear set. Gears spin and rotate around the sun gear, thus giving it the terms sun gear and planetary gears. Automatic transmissions have from 1 to possibly 3 or more planetary gear sets, depending on how many forward and/or reverse gears the transmission has. In your vehicles case, it probably has 2 planetary gear sets in the transmission. It is possible that a mechanical defect in the transmission (planetary gear set) could cause a clunking noise due to the amount of high weight and stresses the transmission undergoes. If the planetary gear set is the cause of the noise, and it was confirmed with a good diagnosis and repaired properly, the noise should be gone. Otherwise, there is most likely something else wrong with the vehicle and another proper diagnosis should be performed to see what is really wrong with the vehicle.
#178 of 263 Transmission on 1999 Eddie Bauer 5.4
Feb 26, 2011 (1:14 pm)
Our 99 is not running all that well. This morning it seemed to be ok, but my wife just took it out to go shopping. The spedometer is way up past our actual speed and the 4x4 won't engage. Any ideas? Do we need a new tranny or is it in the transfer case?
#180 of 263 2000 4.6L 4WD Trasmission Problems
Mar 06, 2011 (5:41 am)
Good Morning, I recently had a transmission colling line rust through while driving my truck. It started to slip while in drive, I pulled over and found the problem but I made a mistake and put a quart of Dextron III in for replacement. It continued to slip while I drove it home which was about 5 miles. I found the broken line and replaced both as the other cracked as O was putting in the broken one. I drained all fluid from TQ converter and pan with Mercron V and now it will only shift into reverse. What would be the next step in repair for this vehicle? Any advice would be appreciated, I am capable of most any repair work but have not rebuilt a transmission before, only replaced one on a RWD Volvo.
Thanks so much, Noel
#181 of 263 Transmission jerking when coasting
May 01, 2011 (10:41 am)
I have a 2006 Expedition Limited with about 116,000 miles on it. When coasting at about 45 mph, only giving enough gas to maintain 45 mph, the transmission makes a clunking sound until accelerate to a higher speed. When I accelerate, there is more intense clunking until I accelerate out of it. The clunking only happens when there is little load on the transmission when coasting. Othen than this, the transmission is fine.
Is this a sign of something more serious to come?