M5R2? popping out of OD, now no reverse - Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums
 
Go Back   Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums > Older, Classic & Antique Trucks > 1987 - 1996 F150 & Larger F-Series Trucks
Sign In
Register Forgot Password?


1987 - 1996 F150 & Larger F-Series Trucks 1987 - 1996 Ford F-150, F-250, F-350 and larger pickups - including the 1997 heavy-duty F250/F350+ trucks

M5R2? popping out of OD, now no reverse

Reply
 
 
 
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 07-19-2011, 01:41 PM
Liemavick's Avatar
Liemavick Liemavick is offline
Senior User
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Hallandale Beach
Posts: 157
Liemavick is starting off with a positive reputation.
M5R2? popping out of OD, now no reverse

1990 F150 4.9, 130,000 original miles by me.

Hey all I'm starting to get the feeling its time for a new tranny, but before I make that leap I wanted the FTE experts opinions first. In the last month I noticed as I cruised in OD (5th) if I let off the accelerator it would drop out of gear and into neutral.

I had a weekend planned for a little TLC on my truck, new brakes, brake lines, oil change etc...So i decided to change the Tranny fluid as well and see if it made any difference in my OD issue. A few days of driving and OD is the same and now I can't find reverse without fighting and grinding for a bit. It seems to be getting worse. I used ATF tranny fluid when I did the change, using the one the boyz at Advanced Auto suggested. I did notice when I drained the fluid it was yellowish, and the new stuff I put in was red if that tells ya anything.

The drain plug had a thick buildup of greasy muck on it with the usual tiny shavings and one thin piece of chewed metal about a inch long. It looked like what could be the remenants of a spring from the shifter bushing. So did I screw up something using the wrong tranny fluid or is my tranny just giving up the ghost? What say you all??

Thanks!

Brian
__________________
1990 F-150 XLT
I6 300 5 speed,
Flowmaster 40 2 1/2" pipes

1995 Explorer XLT

1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee
(Wifes truck, theres one in every crowd)
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 07-19-2011, 02:54 PM
jas88's Avatar
jas88 jas88 is offline
Postmaster
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Greater Austin, Texas
Posts: 3,506
jas88 has a great reputation on FTE.jas88 has a great reputation on FTE.jas88 has a great reputation on FTE.jas88 has a great reputation on FTE.
Popping out of gear is usually a sign that internal bushings are slopped out.

ATF is the correct fluid for the M5OD. It doesn't make much diff which type you use.
__________________
1974 F350 Wrecker 390/T18
1978 Ranchero GT 351M/C6
1991 F150 SuperCab 4x4 7.5L/ZF5
2006 Freestyle 3.0L/CVT
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 07-20-2011, 03:42 PM
Liemavick's Avatar
Liemavick Liemavick is offline
Senior User
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Hallandale Beach
Posts: 157
Liemavick is starting off with a positive reputation.
When you say internal bushings do you mean the ones at the base of the shifter? Thanks,
Brian
__________________
1990 F-150 XLT
I6 300 5 speed,
Flowmaster 40 2 1/2" pipes

1995 Explorer XLT

1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee
(Wifes truck, theres one in every crowd)
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 07-20-2011, 04:01 PM
Lazy K Lazy K is offline
Post Fiend
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 8,402
Lazy K is a name known to allLazy K is a name known to allLazy K is a name known to allLazy K is a name known to allLazy K is a name known to allLazy K is a name known to all
http://www.ford-trucks.com/forums/10...rs-update.html Have a read here, may help.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 07-20-2011, 07:04 PM
Liemavick's Avatar
Liemavick Liemavick is offline
Senior User
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Hallandale Beach
Posts: 157
Liemavick is starting off with a positive reputation.
Bushing kit ordered, Thank you all.

Brian
__________________
1990 F-150 XLT
I6 300 5 speed,
Flowmaster 40 2 1/2" pipes

1995 Explorer XLT

1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee
(Wifes truck, theres one in every crowd)
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 07-21-2011, 09:04 AM
jas88's Avatar
jas88 jas88 is offline
Postmaster
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Greater Austin, Texas
Posts: 3,506
jas88 has a great reputation on FTE.jas88 has a great reputation on FTE.jas88 has a great reputation on FTE.jas88 has a great reputation on FTE.
Quote:
When you say internal bushings do you mean the ones at the base of the shifter?
No, I mean the bushings (and/or bearings) that keep the input and output shafts and the cluster gear aligned inside the transmission.
__________________
1974 F350 Wrecker 390/T18
1978 Ranchero GT 351M/C6
1991 F150 SuperCab 4x4 7.5L/ZF5
2006 Freestyle 3.0L/CVT
Reply With Quote
Old 07-21-2011, 09:04 AM
 
 
 
Reply


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Tranny Weirdness- disappearing reverse lizzardly Super Duty & Heavy Duty 6 02-27-2015 11:17 AM
Full Tranny Fluid Pump Out pawpaw Ranger & B-Series 17 04-26-2014 08:52 PM
suncoast vs. ats vs. brians bigsmokey97 1994.5 - 1997 7.3L Power Stroke Diesel 53 02-21-2010 05:23 PM
Ford M5OD(MT) Calls For ATF Fluid. GHog Oil & Lubrication 32 11-22-2008 07:34 AM
E4OD Fluid and T.C. Questions ATVer1992 Clutch, Transmission, Differential, Axle & Transfer Case 5 03-22-2005 09:05 PM


Go Back   Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums > Older, Classic & Antique Trucks > 1987 - 1996 F150 & Larger F-Series Trucks

Tags
1990, 2000, 96, duty, f150, ford, gear, grinding, m5r2, pop, popping, pops, reverse, super, transmission

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Forum Jump



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:06 AM.

 

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7 AC2
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Advertising - Terms of Use - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Jobs
This forum is owned and operated by Internet Brands, Inc., a Delaware corporation. It is not authorized or endorsed by the Ford Motor Company and is not affiliated with the Ford Motor Company or its related companies in any way. FordŽ is a registered trademark of the Ford Motor Company.

vbulletin Admin Backup