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Ford F-Series Transmission Problems



  • You might try adding a bottle of transfer case stop slip fluid. It's designed specially for transfer cases and is a blue fluid in a small (about 2 ounces) bottle. worked great in my tranny.
  • apofam4apofam4 Posts: 1
    my name is conrad was reading up your post i have same problem you and #413
    you said the dealer said it was low RPM Misfire did you change plugs and did it work
    any imfor would be helpful thanks
  • josimpsjosimps Posts: 1
    Well got a new Ford F-150, FXW w/Ecoboost engine. Problem with it shifting out of first to second gear and on stopping, engine shutters. Took to dealer, theres a TSB out on the vehicle and they are replacing the transmission clutch. This is the new 6 speed automatic clutch Ford raved about so much. Other than that, very happy with this vehicle.
  • It is most likely a clutch problem often linked to the master clutch a quick temp fix is press the clutch in and see if it pops back and then check your clutch fluid. This can occur in cold weather or if parked on a hill and fluid drained away from clutch.
  • cdrosecdrose Posts: 1
    edited July 2011
    I have a 2004 Ford F-150 4x4. Have no problems until today. would not go into gear like the shifter was floating back and fourth then when it does catch the truck doesnt move.
    any suggestions - on what this could be? tranny bad or mabye something came loose . please advise . ( Automatic Transmission)
  • Mine just did the same thing this afternoon. My truck is a 4x2, i had it sent to the Ford dealership I trust. I wil let you know what they tell me tomorrow. I think it is a linkage issue. My truck has never had any transmission sounds prior to this, its just a hard time staying in gear on the console selection.
  • The transmission problem started at around 83000 miles on the speedometer. Transmission slips in and out of overdrive at around 45 to 50 miles an hour. Just yesterday had the transmission flushed by Ford dealership ($179.00) but problem still persists. If I turn off the overdrive (button on console) problem goes away because the OD gear does'nt shift in.

    Ford Dealership representative said this F-150 does not have a filter to replace, is this true?
    Would it make a difference to replace filter?
    Truck is no longer under warranty, so would anyone know what this repair would cost?
    Would there have to be complete replacement of the transmission?
    Thank you for the replys.
  • rkrostagrkrostag Posts: 1
    edited August 2011
    I have a 96 f150 4x4 AT O.D. recently had a fluid leak, fix it. Now there is a hesitation when shifting into drive B 4 it engages. seems to work fine other than that. I was advised that front clutch pack shot. Anyone know if this condition could last awhile of if its gonna die any day ?
  • maylanemaylane Posts: 1
  • I have the same problem. At around 45mph I get this hickup from the transmission. I didn't notice if the Overdrive was on or off. I have to keep an eye on that and see if that is the problem. I had my transmission flushed at the dealership. And that didn't fix it either. I was hoping someone on this site had the same problem and figured out how to fix it. It isn't too much of a problem now, but I can imagine it getting worse.
  • sure, I wrote to Ford several times when my tranny failed at 28k miles. It was a few days past the 36 month warranty - I got them to pay half of the dealer cost for replacement, which is roughly twice what a private shop would charge. Seeing how far past the warranty date you are, your letter will likely fall on deaf ears.
  • i just had that problem and had my transmission rebuid. but the truck loss power on acceleration but according to the computer it runs fine, but i know my truck and i know i loss power, my guess is they used aftermarket parts and now im screwd. go to the dealer, its the best way to go if you want to get it done right. good luck
  • Sounds like the same problem I'm having. I have a 2007 F150 5.4 Lariat Supercrew with about 68,000 miles. Recently, seems to slip in and out of overdrive when I take foot off accelerator at around 50 mph. It makes kind of a clunking noise. Anyone know what the problem is and what it will take to fix it?
  • Yes, I am the one that posted a while back and flushing the transmission and changing the fluid really helped a great deal. Autoway Ford on 19 did the work for around $179.00 dollars plus tax and shop fees. If you get it done drive the truck and let the new fluid work in the transmission for a couple of days. I do not experience any of the problem "thank God" any more. Best of luck!
  • I have an 04 F150 5.4 Lariat SuperCrew and I had the same issue I was getting a bump when starting from a stop after i started the truck in the mornings, but after I wouldn't have that problem. Finally my transmission just went and I got the trans malfunction on the computer. After having the transmission rebuilt, I drove the truck for two days and on the second day I was driving and my truck lost power. The engine revved, but there was no acceleration. What ended up happening with your situation, I'm interested to know. My truck is currently being repaired again, and I should have it back by Friday. Do you know what could be causing the previous problem, so I can avoid having to rebuild another transmission? The shop I went to said something about the wheels were locking up causing the transmission to jam, but that just sounds wrong to me because i never felt my rear wheels lock. Also I spoke with other mechanics that said that sounds fishy. Sorry for the long post
  • After my 2005 F150 Transmission went with 80K miles, had it for a couple days and the same thing happened only this time the FORD dealership said I need a whole new engine. I asked why this truck would need a new engine with such low miles and easy driving, they said it was maintainance and my fault(oil change)
    We changed the oil regularly and there was only 2000 miles since the most recent oil change. Of course Ford didnt want to help at all, but after much discussion and telling them they could have the truck, Ford said they would help with repair if when they opened up engine they could tell it was not an oil change issue. Guess what , they helped with the repair and would not/could not tell me why this engine failed. I feel it was a DEFECTIVE engine, otherwise they wouldnt have covered a penny of this repair. It was fishy when they said they couldnt determine why the engine failed and this model year engine has problems, just look on internet.,
  • The same thing happened to my 04 F150. Turns out it was the OD e clip on the end of the transmission. The transmission has to pbe pulled to put the new modified clip on.
  • 2000 Ford F150 5.4 Triton-Starts and idles fine in park as soon as you put in gear it misses bad and won't pull.Put in park and it starts right back up and idles fine but won't run in gear.Anyone else had this problem,it just happened overnight.
  • okay cool that helps...but the mechanic says he's going to fix it no charge, and today he changes his mind and is trying to charge me for parts without labor and claims he's doing me a favor? Like really? People are such crooks? and he says its because the rear diff is bad but I've called and talked with several mechanics that say that's highly unlikely, I'm sure he's just trying to take advantage of me.
  • kp302_99kp302_99 Posts: 1
    edited September 2011
    I have the same issue. Run-down of my issues since I've had the truck.

    36,100 miles: transmission gave out. New transmission. Ford did a 50/50 split on price because it was only 100 miles.

    77,000 miles: another transmission destroyed itself. New transmission, I was at my 3 year one month mark on the warranty and Corp. Ford told me they will not pay anything because I was out of warranty by a little less than a month. $3,200 later I have a new transmission.

    82,000miles (3 months later): transmission is slipping in O/D at approx. 43 mph. Dealer and corporate will not admit there is an ongoing problem with the truck and will not stand by their product. This transmission is obviously under warranty but it’s pointless to get it fixed if it’s just going to burn up.

    Best action: Call local Better Business Bureau Office and make a complaint. If they get enough complaints, they have to investigate it. Also they can help you get mediation between corporate. I personally will never buy Ford again. They cannot seem to stand by their product.
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