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Ford Mustang Transmission Problems



  • bjtigbjtig Posts: 1


  • Well Iv'e got a 2006 GT and I just started having the same issue. Dealer found a number of items wrong. LSS, they completely rebuilted the Trans under manufactures warranty. The car has 78000 miles. Got it back and as soon as it cooled down, I tried to engage it into drive and it acts as if it in neutral. As soon as I give it some acceleration, it jumps into gear very aggressively. it is headed back to the dealer in the morning. :mad:
  • Bought 2011 V6 Convertible Premium from No. In. dealer in April of 2010. one of first on market,(turns out it was a demo, but that is another story) all black, beautiful car. Paid $995.00 extra for six speed trans. You would think a 75 year old would know better than buy a first year anything!
    Now the bad news.
    Let car sit in garage a couple days. Start engine shift into reverse, nothing, a few seconds later car backs out of garage. similar ro problems of #123.
    Like # 117 car shifts when it feels like it, seldom the same.Has the worst case of driveline slack/backlash I have ever seen on any car, especially one with a $33,000 window sticker.
    Local Ford dealer (not the one that unloaded the car on us) had car for 8 days and couldn't find a problem.
    As a warning to future buyers, this car has no sparetire! Just a made in CHINA plug into lighter air pumpwith some gummy substance in it. Have anything but a puncture and you are screwed, roadside service will only put on spare, where you are needing a rollback. I tried to buy a spare from Ford but they ignored me.
    I would sign off by saying I doubt very much if a bunch of overpaid engrs. at givr a damn what an old man in In. has to say about anything.
    Thank You and happy motoring!!
  • fixer199fixer199 Posts: 1
    edited December 2011
    Check TSB 11-11-11 for cars built before 12/20/2010. It's for the delayed engagement & also 2-3 & 4-5 upshift problems and requires replacement of 3 shift solenoids plus some other parts. It also affects some F-150s.

    Unfortunately, the required parts are not available anywhere in the Ford system as of mid-Dec 2011. The dealership is "referred to vendor" but nobody can tell us when the parts will be available.

    Yes, I too am sick of the Ford warranty process! I never ever thought I would say this, but I wish I had bought a Hyundai! That's truly sad!
  • wilcoxwilcox Posts: 583
    edited December 2011
    I think he's spilled some kind of nasty carbonated beverage on his shifting console.

    Beer or coke will mess them up. Generally, the shop will have to quickly replace the whole shift selecting mechanism and not have to mess with the transmission insides. It's easier to replace the whole assembly rather than trying to find the corrupted component. I know this much from experience.

    That's the reward we get for having beverage holders located right next to that key piece of equipment. :cry: :cry:
  • I have a 2002 Ford Mustang v6 automatic, and I have been experiencing surging. My car chugs a little when I turn her on, and then is fine until about 30-45 mph she starts to surge. Once I get to 50 mph the surging ceases. What confuses me is that it does not surge every time I am around 30-45 mph, only when I am trying to hold a steady speed, not if I am purely accelerating (like getting on the freeway).
  • my wife bought a new 2006 mustang v-6 auto. the thing has never been right. dealer says they all have a delayed shift. this is b.s. hers takes 3 to 4 seconds to decide to clunk in gear (when she gets it out of park) there is no way that is normal.has anyone had there dealer fix one on warranty she only has 60000 miles on this one and has been acting this way since about 26000
  • I am having the same problems on my 2011 mustang V6 coupe.
    I noticed that if I deactivate the Traction control it seems to shift better
    for awhile.
    Also, if I drive aggressively the shifting seems tighter.

    I'm now getting slipping when I punch it a little from a dead stop.(not good)
    You mentioned a Chip to correct your problems. What chip were you
    referring to? Is it a tuning chip?
    Let me me know what it is, I might want to try it if Ford can't fix this problem.
  • Mine does the same thing once awhile. I noticed if I turn the traction control button off it stops and drives like normal. I think I might have it replaced? The light doesn't come on anymore, does yours?
  • Thank you for your answers! My car was doing the same thing as the original poster in this thread. It fixed the problem!
  • please pass on this message......if your not getting the service that you need for your problems,contack the local district management in your area and state.we have been (i believe ignored)with these my past postings.i still have the same problems and still working on this.
  • danthisdanthis Posts: 1
    I recently bought a 2002 v6 3.8l mustang with automatic transmission.
    I am experiancing a jerking bucking motion in overdrive when trying to hold steady speed.
    It aslo does it when at cruising speeds of 40mph and above when I take my foot off of the gas pedal.
    I have put the following aditives in the tranmission....
    lucas transmission treatment, bars leak transmission treatment, and shutter elimanator.
    nothing has worked, can anyone please tell me what im looking at before i have it checked out by machanic.
    please and thank you for reading
  • try not use your overdrive unless your driving on open road 55 speed and over.
  • akirbyakirby Posts: 8,040
    There really isn't an "overdrive" per se - it's just 5th gear and there's no reason not to use it unless you're going up and down hills and causing it to constantly downshift to keep up.
  • 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?
  • silver19silver19 Posts: 1
    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
  • js06gvjs06gv Frisco, TXPosts: 444
    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..."

    2016 Kia Optima SX, 2015 Ford Mustang GT, 2013 Ford F-150 King Ranch, 2000 Pontiac Trans Am WS6, 2001 Kawasaki Vulcan 800 Classic

  • rickel2rickel2 Posts: 1
    edited May 2012
    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.
  • ezshift5ezshift5 West coastPosts: 858
    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

  • 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
  • jb1950jb1950 Posts: 3
    Sounds like somebody got hosed on that sales transaction and now blames it on Ford!

  • one thing about this ,,,why mess with it,,,stiff is better
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • So i bought an 89 gt...was on the way home with it and got about 20 minutes out of town with it before it would no longer go...there was some type of grinding/whining audible when i was driving it. I marked it down to a wheel bearing until i noticed it stopped when i pushed the clutch in...well not to far down the road it made a bang and then it wouldn't drive anymore...not an engine my question is did something just come disconnected? Did i blow a u-joint? My driveshaft doesn't seem to be hanging down so i dunno about the i going to need a new transmission? Please...any input would be great. Thank you!
  • After driving a short time the Safe Mode goes in and the car will only stay in second gear. Repair shop has not been able to solve the problem. It is a 2005. What you think?
  • guntinggunting Posts: 1
    I also have a 2006 Mustang GT with an automatic transmission with the same transmission symptoms. What did you end up doing? I guess Ford is not acknowledging an issue with the transmission.
  • It is my grandson's car. He took it back to dealer and they fixed something but the safe mode light is back on. I don't know yet what he is going to do other than take it back. :(
  • joe290joe290 Posts: 1
    The 2005 mustang has 105,000 mi and it was working great until yesterday tues.4/30/2013.when the automatic transmission started slipping on drive .but it doesnt slip when im over 20mph
  • lupa1lupa1 Posts: 1
    I have the same problem with my 2011 v6. brought into shop Monday and the for tech stated that rec'd service bulletin from ford that there was two bad solenoids in tranny that need to be replace as they have been having troubles as you described, plus mine sometimes will not move when you first put in drive, it takes a few seconds for it to catch. Still have not got it fixed parts had to be ordered from West Coast and have not all arrived yet.
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