I know many dealers that the only thing they do to a used truck is wash it and put it on the lot. Some performance products are not legal for sale or use in any state, because they are prohibited by Federal Law. When driving in the mountains this is extremely dangerous in that it requires the brakes to do the work of slowing the truck. A properly working transmission will flow that amount in about 10 seconds or less. Was outside of 3 year warranyy but under 36,000 miles. I have replaced the separator plate with a bonded one and put in the ford service kit. Fluid running on the ground is not, in my opinion, normal.
This style has small tubes that the fluid passes through and the tubes are surrounded by thin aluminum fins that cause passing air to turbulate or tumble over the tubes to pull heat away from them. If you find anything larger than filings or some clutch material, then you need to think about having it checked out. When I used to need more torque, in the past, I would put my truck into 4 wheel low and not lock the front hubs in. If your transmission begins to slip you need to diagnose it immediately, otherwise a small fix can turn into a very costly repair. If the fluid is foamy and thick, it means there's water or engine coolant in your transmission fluid and you'll need to rebuild the whole thing.
Jim M Do you have a power chip installed on your truck? If you don't, water in the transmission fluid can seriously damage the transmission. The higher line pressure provides more holding pressure for the bands and clutches, helping prevent them from slipping and creating excessive heat. Posted by on Monday, February 18th, 2013 The. Is there a transmission temperature gauge or something I can buy to be sure this does not happen on the road? How many people have to be hurt, or potentially killed before Ford will issue a recall and stand behind their defective design? In fact the representative was somewhat nasty in my opinion. Coolers come in all shapes and sizes and most are of a universal design, making them relatively easy to install. This occurred under normal road conditions. You must use a 2 inch spacer available online to fit the wheels.
This continued to occur until I was able to get home. While driving at approximately 30 miles per hour, I experienced a sudden and immediate lost of power. Blows all the old fluid out and replaces it with new. Im gonna change the fluid and filter tomorrow. Scott Mine in my ranger seems to shutter i guess.
There is an easy and inexpensive way to check your solenoids to see if they are bad. I am retaining all of the failed parts for evidence. Related Article: How to Change Transmission Fluid - Ford-trucks. Yes, but you have to use wheel spacers. At the light, I proceeded forward and noticed my vehicle remained in first gear, and would not shift.
I believe that the performance of drive train components, such as transmissions, are of a safety concern. While this won't normally cause overheating issues, it can lead to other problems. You can then check the fluid after a few months. . Lastly, while returning home from vacation, we noticed that the truck was shifting hard, lunging rather than shifting smoothly. I had the same problem twice, each time after towing for several hours.
In the event that your transmission has had a major failure, I recommend you look at replacing it with over one that has simply been rebuilt. I am planning on trying to handle this repair myself with a mechanically adept family member and as I said I was hoping to have a better feeling on what the issue is before tackling it. Boy was I wrong in my assumption. Your transmission fluid cooler or coolant lines may be clogged. Everything with all gear and truck and passengers weighed in at 17,300 pounds. Transmission fluid escaped the filler tube and went on the ehaust manifold which caused a flash fire. Hello, I am at my wits end and was wondering if I could ask your expertise on the 5r55e transmission.
The nature of the failure was permanent gradually worsened. Now we have a truck that has been at a dealership for almost 90 days and they have yet to find the cause of fire. It seems like a pretty cool mod. When driving the car home the od light started flashing. There is a gray panel under the steering column. These bypass tubes are known to malfunction or stick and allow fluid to bypass the cooler when it shouldn't be. There are times when one would need the extra gear and not want to risk damaging a transfer case by running in 4 wheel drive on pavement or asphalt.
This article applies to the F-250, F-350 Super. This basically gave you an extra low gear in 2 wheel drive. . I wouldn't make any assumptions as to what service the dealer gave to your truck. Ford refused to accept any responsibility for the faulty design, part, or repairs. That seems to be the only way that could happen.