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Old 03-02-2011, 04:11 PM
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Transmission Overdrive Problem

Hey Guys,

I am having some sort of transmission issue. I was driving my truck, in overdrive, and I downshifted into 2nd gear when going down a hill to engine break. I was going about 45 mph. When I go to the bottom of the hill I hit the gas and the rpm gauge just went up, no power to rear wheels. I pulled over shut the truck off and started back on my way. I accelerated through first gear and second gear, and once it was going to shift into third the rpm gauge just shot up again and no power to rear wheels. Again I pulled the truck over and shut it off, started it up and turn overdrive off. This time I had absolutely no problems, it runs perfectly fine. There are no codes being thown or any signs of a problem. I have been very careful to make sure I push the overdrive off button each time I start the vehicle up to make sure I dont hurt anything more than I already have. Does anyone know what I could be experiencing here?

Truck info:
2004 F-150
2WD
4.6L
Extended cab
70,000 miles

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Old 03-02-2011, 07:17 PM
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I'm so confused by what you just said.... what does this issue have to do with my transmission... there are no codes I already checked.
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Old 03-02-2011, 07:55 PM
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he said use your brakes not 2nd gear and find someone with a GOOD scan tool like snap on and have them check it over, alot of the time they can see an issue that autozone style scanners cant see
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Ok sorry I wasn't thinkin like that. I definetely wont be engine breaking anymore.... does anyone else have any input?
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No third or fourth? Sounds like the direct clutch, but if it's working fine now, could be a solenoid or valve body issue. Definetly take it somewhere professional and have codes pulled, preferably a trans shop who know how to inspect the transmission controls (solenoids and valves) to determine what's at fault.
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Hard overdrive shift

I have a 2007 f150 XL 4.6L and roughly 62k miles on it and just recently started this issue. When i get to cruising above 40 mph approx. when it gets into overdrive, when i give a little gas to say speed up a little bit or go up a hill or what have you, it hits going down back into the lower gear and then hits a little less hard going back into overdrive. Any ideas about what this might be? All other shifting does smooth as always, just coming in and out of overdrive gear.
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Hey Guys,

I am having some sort of transmission issue. I was driving my truck, in overdrive, and I downshifted into 2nd gear when going down a hill to engine break. I was going about 45 mph. When I go to the bottom of the hill I hit the gas and the rpm gauge just went up, no power to rear wheels. I pulled over shut the truck off and started back on my way. I accelerated through first gear and second gear, and once it was going to shift into third the rpm gauge just shot up again and no power to rear wheels. Again I pulled the truck over and shut it off, started it up and turn overdrive off. This time I had absolutely no problems, it runs perfectly fine. There are no codes being thown or any signs of a problem. I have been very careful to make sure I push the overdrive off button each time I start the vehicle up to make sure I dont hurt anything more than I already have. Does anyone know what I could be experiencing here?

Truck info:
2004 F-150
2WD
4.6L
Extended cab
70,000 miles

Thanks,
Nick
I know exactly what you have because I had it. I am no tranny expert, but it has been described to me as a little clip that holds the overdrive servo together and sometimes it has the tendency to break. I was same as you. I lost 4th gear, but had 1st, 2nd, 3rd. My truck was Ford certified so I got it fixed with only the 100 dollar deductable. Here is a thread about it.

http://www.ford-trucks.com/forums/98...ml#post9206889

here's another:
http://www.ford-trucks.com/forums/10...overdrive.html

and another:
http://www.ford-trucks.com/forums/10...ml#post9580540

The first thread probably describes the problem best. The 6th guy to post on that is a tranny mechanic, so he explains it a lot better than I can. Good luck, let us know.
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I am having problem with my trans shifting when load increases gradually. Does not seem to be as bad if the overdrive is off but still happens. Any ideas f150 2007
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I had the same little snap ring break on my '04 at 90,000 miles.
This is an " in truck" repair. Go to youtube F150 transmission repair part 1, 2, & 3 shows exactly how to do it, very simple fix.
Even gives snap ring part number
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