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Old 11-10-2013, 07:29 PM
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Transmission downshifting hard into 5th

I tow a car hauler that is about 8000 lbs. on my last trip occasionally when the truck would downshift into 5th under a load, it would bang in there pretty hard. Not a smooth transition, not every time just some times.

Just wondering it that was normal or the start of a potential issue.

Anyone experience this?
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Old 11-10-2013, 08:38 PM
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Sorry I don't have answer for you but welcome to FTE. What year truck? and how many miles do you have on it?
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I have a 2012 F350 6.7 i have about 14,000 miles on it.
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Sounds to me like maybe a trans solenoid issue. I know there have been several that had them replaced due to shifting issues.

I don't know if they went through a redesign or something.
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I tow a car hauler that is about 8000 lbs. on my last trip occasionally when the truck would downshift into 5th under a load, it would bang in there pretty hard...
I recommend bringing this up during your next dealership visit, ftodaro; they'll perform an inspection and make any needed service recommendations. Let us know what you hear from them; should you need my assistance, just send a PM my way.

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I recommend bringing this up during your next dealership visit, ftodaro; they'll perform an inspection and make any needed service recommendations. Let us know what you hear from them; should you need my assistance, just send a PM my way.

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Thanks Crystal I plan on taking it in i have a warning to add additive to the coolant so I will bring it up then.
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Thanks Crystal I plan on taking it in i have a warning to add additive to the coolant so I will bring it up then.
Good plan, ftodaro! Let us know how things turn out.

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