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#42 of 151 Mustang Automatic Transmission Problem
Mar 22, 2009 (8:34 pm)
I have a 2002 Ford Mustang GT, which is suffering from an automatic transmission problem, and I first noticed the problem about a week ago. The vehicle accelerates normally from zero to about 10 miles per hour and from 30 on upward; however, the problem is experienced when accelerating between 10 m.p.h. and 30 m.p.h. When the 10 m.p.h mark is met, the vehicle begins to accelerate at a very slow rate, while the engine seems to rev out of control as if the gas pedal is floored.
I did a bit of online research concerning the problem, and it sounded as if my car was skipping gears. The vehicle was taken in for a diagnosis of the problem, and the following explanation was given: when putting the vehicle into gear, the transmission shifts into both reverse and forward gears. As you accelerate, it jerks hard, then the forward gear overpowers the reverse and drives relatively smoothly. It does have an intermittent jerk while driving, however. I have been told the transmission would be too costly to fix, and placing a rebuilt one in is recommended; the estimated repair: $2900.00.
I must admit I am a bit ignorant when it comes to car problems, especially when the more complex components are involved (i.e. transmission), so I am trying to be cautious as to not be ripped off. Based upon the explanation I have given, does the mechanics diagnosis sound correct? Should I get a second opinion? Does the estimated repair cost sound fair? Does the problem sound like it could be fixed cheaper rather than putting a rebuilt transmission in?
Any information that is provided would certainly be appreciated. Thank you so much, and I hope you have a tremendous day.
#43 of 151 Re: Mustang Automatic Transmission Problem [welangle]
Mar 24, 2009 (12:10 am)
always get second opion,tho the price may still be close.
#44 of 151 Re: Mustang Automatic Transmission Problem [browneyes2blu]
Mar 24, 2009 (9:50 am)
Where on earth did you go to get an 'appraisal' like that? THAT is exactly what MY car does, but neither the warranty OR dealership want to admit there is a problem!!! I have had this problem from the time I bought the car in '04. They are always saying'They cannot "duplicate" the problem.'
I am having a heck of a time getting it fixed.
#45 of 151 2006 v-6 5 speed automatic
Mar 31, 2009 (7:48 am)
I have had a problem with the car when I take off, slow to catch,and if I slow down and then get back into the gas. I have already had 2 fuel filters and a fuel pump replaced. Have 58k miles. Have told the service dept, all long, can't or won't find anything wrong. Just had a transmission flush last week; taking off has greatly improved, if it doesn't go into neutral! Doesn't happen every time, sometimes it will change like it should. I stop and start alot -commute 75 miles a day. Happens roughly 3 out of 10 stops. Please, suggestions on what, if, anything I might could try to solve this problem, before I have to send it to the boneyard!
#46 of 151 going from a 3-speed to an overdrive
Apr 01, 2009 (2:32 pm)
Hi everyone! I got my 04í Cobra with a 5-spd stick last year. Even with the stock motor I started having problems with the trans and clutch when I started beating on it a little. As soon as I put the supercharger on forget it, the trans was history. A friend of talked me into a built C-4, but that didnít last either. Plus the 1st gear in the C-4 wasnít tall enough for a heavy car with a 3.55 rear. I drive my car a lot and I really missed the overdrive.
So I did some checking around and I got some good feedback about the guys at FB Performance in NY. They seem to specialize in the Ford trannys. I wound up buying one of their 4STB-E transmossions and 9Ē full race L/U converter. Its based on the 4R70W, but its rated to 900+hp. I got the full manual valvebody with elec OD & L/U and a built-in trans-brake. Last fall I went mid 9ís at 148 on radials and its held up to everything Iíve thrown at it. They even reworked a stock Ford auto shifter to work just like a ľ stick so everything looks stock. What a difference at 80mph on the hwy! I love it!
#47 of 151 2007 v6 5 speed transmission problems
Jun 20, 2009 (12:28 pm)
Read many of the problems with 5 speed replaced trans. at 1300 miles still makes chatter in fourth gear whinnies in fifth just had it towed into ford 13000 miles replaced clutch disk pressure plate failed, still sounds like poor quality junk, dealer says can't duplicate noises. we owners need to get ford to replace with trans. that will last the life of car. Contacted ford customer service no satisfaction. Wish I could unload car and get my investment back. Word of wisdom TEST DRIVE BEFORE you sign for vehicle DON'T LIKE WALK AWAY!
#48 of 151 Re: 2007 v6 5 speed transmission problems [muddywater]
Jun 20, 2009 (5:03 pm)
i have brought my car in so many times.. even when i bring it for an oil change i tell them its still sounds like a clunker.. really inbarrassing.. but how do you get them to fix the problem.. its not just a cold start deal.. i agree on the test drive thing i didnt either had it shipped from another state..
#49 of 151 Re: 2007 v6 5 speed transmission problems [tammy12]
Jun 21, 2009 (12:57 pm)
Sorry to hear about other people having same problem bought this car as a gift, now I'm stuck with it. Don't seem to get any satisfaction from ford or dealer, don't let them embarrass you keep on them and let them know there are other people out there with the same problem. I'm calling my dealership tomorrow and share this new information that they have a reaccuring problem with v6 mustang transmissions.Keep in mind the transmission warranty is for 5 years or 60000 miles.
#50 of 151 My 5 Speed Trannies
Jun 23, 2009 (6:54 pm)
I bought a 2000 GT convertable 5 speed new in 2000, put 55,000 miles on it and then it got totaled in 2004. Replaced it with a 2002 GT convertable 5 speed, 2 years old with 14,000 miles on it, the car was even the exact same color as my first one! Now have 90,000 on that car. Daily driver, totally stock, driven moderate to occasional aggressive but not raced, for both cars. I live in the mountains of NH so the cars do get to "play" on twistie roads a lot.
Both cars have the cold upshift into second resistance/clunk/slight gear grind. Both get much better when warmed up. Both have sort of clunky feeling shifters (that feel much crisper after driving my manual shift Jeep, it is all relative) and both developed noisy throughout bearings after about 30,000 miles. The bearing still works ok, just makes a low volume high pitched whining noise when the clutch is in use. Unless the bearing quits completely, I will just wait for the clutch to wear out and replace it all at once.
The car is fun, good driver, just a pain to shift into second until the transmissions gets some heat into it. It has never been enough of a problem to do anything about it, so it is still just as it left the factory. That was true for the first trannie when that car got wrecked, also. Sounds like I got the mild version of our problem trannies, but did get the problem.
#51 of 151 Re: My 5 Speed Trannies [stinson108]
Jun 23, 2009 (9:30 pm)
my car drives great and i love it but it sounds like sh** im really inbarrassed to ride someone in it.. you would think that ford reads all these post and would recognize a problem