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  1. LX Sport
    12-03-2014 02:46 PM - permalink
    LX Sport
    My son has a 2002 F-250 with 5.4 engine and about 130,000 miles on it. It will sometimes make a humming noise when you put it in drive, when you first start the truck. It stops when you put it in neutral. Any thoughts on what I should check?


  2. bam5464
    12-03-2014 12:32 AM - permalink
    Yes, it engages into reverse right away, but then the delay occurs when shifting into Drive. I had the same problem around the same time last year and changed the fluid and filter and it seemed to help. Guess I will start researching forward clutch seal repair.
  3. bam5464
    12-02-2014 06:24 AM - permalink
    Help Mark,
    I have a 2000, F250, 7.3, automatic with 220,500 miles. When I purchased my truck used in 2008 (173,000 miles), i had the transmission rebulit by a ford dealership. Okay my problem is now that the weather is cooler here in Texas, when I back out of my parking spot in the morning, it takes several seconds for my truck to engage into drive. The rest of the day it works fine, only first thing in the morning. No problems driving (shifting) during the day. Thanks in advance for your help
  4. lovepowerstroke
    11-19-2014 11:22 AM - permalink
    Hi Mark... I scanned the truck for codes and it was showing P0766 and P2703 and P0720
    so we cleared the codes and we drove the truck for a bit and scanned it again we have P0761 & P2702. The tranny is acting up. Oil level is good and not burnt. Please help. Thanks
  5. lovepowerstroke
    11-12-2014 11:57 AM - permalink
    Hi Mark
    I hope u can help me please. I have a 2005 F350. Tranny is 5R110W. All the sudden I have no Reverse. My Tow/Haul Flashes when in Reverse. All forward gears are there. Shifter a bit sticky to go from Park to Reverse. Any Ideas. Please and Thank u
  6. 11jjonn
    11-12-2014 10:48 AM - permalink
    Early 2003 6.0, F350, CC, DRW, long bed w/92K primarily tows 16k/38' Fifth-wheeler.
    Filters and fluid (Mercon SP) 4K ago, level @ middle of "H" zone (TFT=120 degrees).

    On Snowbird trip from IN to FL, had a bit of a scare pulling out of a Rest Area:
    ECT/EOT around 160, so did WOT = accelerated to 30-35 mph in lower gear, but no shift !!
    Backed off throttle, selected Normal mode (was in Tow/Haul), eased to 1/2 throttle (while running out of On-ramp!!) = shifted OK. Selected Tow/Haul mode, all OK.

    Later, not hauling, made a few tests with WOT. From 0 mph = 30 mph, no shift again.
    From 30 mph = accelerated to 45 mph, no shift again.

    May also have problem with Turbo: only hear the Whine others mention while revving (when sitting still), seems slow to "Spool Up" or have much pickup until above 45 mph.
    I can't get ScanGuage II to read BST, so don't know what's happening with Turbo.
  7. Crewcabber
    10-20-2014 09:35 AM - permalink
    And the filter was sitting in the bottom of the pan for a while looked like
  8. Crewcabber
    10-20-2014 09:31 AM - permalink
    I did the trans service and everything is good nice smooth shifts until I put it underload then it goes hay wire. I drove up a small hill last night it always uses first the whole time well on the back side comong down it stayed in first it didnt kick out and coast. Down on the flat leaving the light it wouldnt shift out of first until i let off the throttle. Then it would shift and go between gears and slip then go into gear. I drove it easy for a few minutes and it started going back to normal. I parked for an hour and took it for a ride real quick and back to normal smooth shifts. I think the trans cooler is restricted and letting the atf get hot.the return line flow to the trans. Not even close to a quarter of a quart in 15 seconds
  9. Mark Kovalsky
    10-17-2014 11:06 PM - permalink
    Mark Kovalsky
    You should be able to see the front of the converter.

    Why do you think this is a transmission problem? I think you have an engine problem.
  10. Crewcabber
    10-17-2014 07:59 PM - permalink
    So if the tc clutch wouldnt cause the lack of power after it warmed up then my trans sounds like it is on its way out. I am going to drop the pan and see if the filter fell off and see if there is anything else i can see.

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    Former Ford automatic transmission engineer.
    SE Florida
    Flying, Antique cars and fire trucks.
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