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#137 of 151 Noise in 2nd gear
Mar 30, 2012 (12:59 pm)
I have a 96 3.8 Mustang, 5 speed. Only in 2nd gear it has a rattle noise. If I let off the gas it goes away but gets louder with more acceleration. Has anyone else ran into this problem?
#138 of 151 Re: 2006 mustang transmission a joke [jerryrho]
Apr 02, 2012 (9:37 am)
well sorry to say it but that's how the tranny start messing up and boom it fails. mine failed at 87000 miles started doing the same thing as your wife tranny. I got a junkyard tranny on mine now with 40000 on it now but its OK for now. i did put lucas antislip tranny lube and it did make my car shift better and made it last. I dont know if it was low or what but just have it refill. seem like if these tranny run a lil low they will hesitate to shift when they in park or cold. i had mine refilled and it worked better. i must have a leak because every other 4 months it starts again. wish i had a dipstick. American muscle sells PA fluid pan with dipstick conversion for under 400. its worth if you want to check your level and dont want to wait at the dealer for hours to have it refill :/ fyi those damn dealers suck
#139 of 151 Re: 2011 Mustang V6 6-Speed Auto Tranny is Junk! [fixer199]
May 11, 2012 (6:11 pm)
I know it's several months later but wanted to tell you thanks very much for he info. My 2011 GT automatic had been doing everything mentioned in your post. I googled the TSB, took it in to a Ford dealer with the printout and the Svc manager was already familiar with the issue. Left the car with them for a day, they got the parts late afternoon and I had it back that evening. Car shifts beautifully now, like new again. I have 18K miles and the bad shifting and hesitating seemed to have started at about 10K. It was definitely getting worse too. My gauge on that was my wife (her car) as she never notices anything but this was bad enough that she mentioned "I think there's something with my car..."
#140 of 151 Re: 2011 Mustang V6 6-Speed Auto Tranny is Junk! [js06gv]
May 24, 2012 (7:08 pm)
2011 V6 Mustang, auto tranny. Dealer replaced throttle and 3 solenoids. Car rides beautifully now. Never worked as it should have for a new car. Now, at 20.6k, the car runs as it always should have run from the gitgo. Thankful.
Jun 19, 2012 (5:50 pm)
2012 V-6 6M proved somewhat less than expected. Shifts seemed resistive and 'unsmooth'......... I drove home in my Gen7 Honda V-6 6M and have never looked back. All my high school buds urge me buy American. I'd really like to do that. However, the Ford's drivetrain just does not inspire much confidence for this sailor
#142 of 151 2008 Mustang v6 auto transmission slipping
Jun 22, 2012 (11:56 am)
Bought it used, trans did not slip on test drive, four days later it was slipping so badly it is not safe 2 drive, after a stop sign or accelerating sometimes it will not accelerate and revs come up as if in neutral, 60,000 miles! can not easily check fluid level or condition because the car does not have a dipstick! Car has no visible trans leaks, not sure I will ever purchase a ford car again
#143 of 151 Re: 2008 Mustang v6 auto transmission slipping [soon2bwalking]
Jul 02, 2012 (9:56 am)
Sounds like somebody got hosed on that sales transaction and now blames it on Ford!
#144 of 151 Re: 5 speed shifting Question [moronix]
Jul 02, 2012 (5:43 pm)
one thing about this ,,,why mess with it,,,stiff is better
#145 of 151 Re: 08 Mustang BULLITT transmission problems [bullitt4]
Oct 27, 2012 (8:05 pm)
Do you still have Bullitt and is it fixed. I had same problem with my 08 Bullitt. Transmission and clutch were replaced at 30,000 miles after a lot of complaining. Veh came out as if it had 130,000 miles on it. "New" transmission was worse and I complained to dealer and Ford. Veh has been "checked" by other Ford dealer and no problems, yet transmission has vibrations and grines in all gears and will "pop" out of 4th. Of course Ford just told me that since their dealers can't find a problem ( Ford won"t pay them to fix it), they just ignore it waiting for after market waranty to fix it. I'm like you, I love my car and hoped to drive it a long time, but I will never trust Ford or their dealers to ever do the right thing. I have a 98 F-150 with 334,000 miles on it and it has never had a "Ford factory trained" mechanis turn a wrench on it. By the way, the gears grind in all tempertures.
#146 of 151 2006 V8 Automatic Tranny a joke
Jan 15, 2013 (7:32 pm)
I purchased my 2006 Stage I Roush Mustang new in January of 06. I overpaid for the car but loved it. At about 30,000 miles, I noticed some oddities in the shifting but nothing too serious. Just more of clunking into slower speeds. I had my 5speed automatic transmission serviced at 35,000 miles. About 3 years and 50,000 miles, my transmission began to "Clunk" hard into reverse and into any gear at slower speeds. Since I was then going through a tough divorce and she was trying to take the car, I ignored some of these issues. Now at 75,000 miles, I had the transmission looked at by a local transmission shop. He removed the pan and found nothing out of the ordinary. He changed the filter and added new fluid. He basically said that Ford has not made a decent transmission in decades but felt that I should be able to get another 20,000 miles out of it. Today at 84,000 miles, my transmission is slipping terribly at freeway speeds and clunks very hard into reverse. I noticed that it took several miles at 75 MPH to finally shift into overdrive or 5th gear. 84,000 miles is not a lot of miles for a car of todays engineering. Toyota's can go into the 200,000 mile range before needing serious work.
I have been quoted $2,700.00 for a top notch shop to rebuild my trans but I am leery as to if the actual issue is the transmission or is it an electronic issue? I would hate to pay that money and it continues. I am very disappointed in Ford and I do vow I will NEVER buy another Ford product again.