Transmission flush and fluid change. Car is unsafe to drive and even though the problem is well known, Ford company is taking no responsibility. It went out at the same time as the second failure, but dealer vista Ford in oxnard is saying there is no relationship. I will have him do the break test. Thanks for all the help and suggestions so far.
Please call for customer service and availability at 1-800-858-7269. This transmission is definitely a safety hazard. On the transmission, I took it to Ford and told them my truck was slipping and having problems and they replaced the transmission and fixed some engine problems. Just an idea, I would try to put some Lucas transmission slip fix in your trans if you ever change the fluid again. Front axle shafts are fully engaged now. We had the transmission flushed just prior to the following incident as recommended by the Ford owners manual.
I am not trying to argue here, everyone has a right to their opinion. At this point there is only 8,000miles on the 2nd transmission. When stopping one can feel the transmission jerking. When was it's last trans service? I was told this is a known issue with the Ford brakes - they just warp. After about 2 miles the car powered to a crawl and gave engine fail safe mode alert. The consumer checked the vehicle, and the fire smoldered itself out.
The frequency of this signal varies with intake manifold pressure. At 12,500 miles the torque converter failed resulting in the vechile stalling at stops. The car rolled away doing several thousands of dollars in damage to my vehicle and taking out the neighbor's tree and landscaping. I believe there is a safety device that requires a foot on the brake that should be required in all cars. If the vehicle is moving at a relatively low velocity, the sensor produces a signal with a low frequency. I swapped the neutral switch with a used one and no change. My friend had a tahoe and his grandson got in the car turned the ignition key not starting the car, but two clicks and the car rolled, kid jumped out and was crushed by the tire.
Second engineer tested and said it was normal. In reverse, the coast clutch is controlled hydraulically, and the solenoid is not on. The vehicle was on an incline and thought to be in park, but was really in reverse. We were informed by the service tech that the transmission would neither drive forward or in reverse and had to be replaced. Also, the people that flush tend to get lazy and not drop the pan to change the filter or examine the amount of material inside there. Most of those just hook to the cooler lines and do that same thing you can do yourself, but may be a little less messy. Doctor, explores the causes of harsh shifting in automatic transmissions.
Ford will not comment on my situation and I want to know what to do to protect myself if this is a defect problem. Truck leaked 3 weeks later. The 4R70W automatic transmission in the Ford 4. Early diagnosis is important to. It just seems to slip and crawl along for say, 25 feet, then it catches up and accelerates normally.
Thanks for all the help and suggestions so far. The car was in park. He also had a problem where his engine oil pressure light and gauge started acting up. I was thinking of doing 2 or 3 quarts then stop and replace it. Replaced, changed filter, replaced fluid. The car would not shift into gears properly and would lunge forward.
This is definitely a well known safety problem but yet there is no recall. This is at least a month away and the vehicle is not safe for my wife and family to drive in. The solenoid is activated by pressing the transmission control switch or by selecting the 1 or 2 range with the transmission range selector lever. The owner heard a boom, and came outside and saw that the car hit a fan, and almost hit the barn. As soon as I got in, the vehicle started rolling forward. The owner noted there was no one around the vehicle.
Each one of the above conditions has a specific cause and in the next sections, we'll explore this a bit more in-depth. As the vehicle velocity increases, the sensor generates a signal with a higher frequency. You might want to post your question in the F 150 forum as they share the same transmissions. The resistance value of the transmission liquid temperature sensor will vary with temperatures change. It feels as if I am landing a plane when I come to a stop with all the shaknig an rattling. If you service this trans look for material inside the pan, almost anything inside a ford is bad news. I would buy 20 quarts.
I like doing the work myself, but I know when it comes to transmissions I would prefer to let a professional do anything much more than a filter and fluid change. I pull a 3000 pound boat with it and have no trouble pulling up a steep ramp. This transmission was equipped with an auxillary transmission cooler. I can't see replacing the transmission until it gets worse or quits. There is only 58,000 miles on the vehicle, less than 30,000 since the last problem. They say remove the return from the cooler and pump it out and refill as you go. The car was inspected, and was determined that they couldn't duplicate the incident.