After several weeks of this, I took it in to Firestone and I had to get the radiator housing, thermostat and hoses replace because of a bad leak. I have an '03 Toyota Tundra now no problems except wear and tear on pressure plate, clutch etc which was replaced 3 years ago. Cut thru all gears like butter. Less isolation of air ans sound than average. Inspection revealed bearing wear, however the pumpkin was full of grease.
There is no dipstick any longer. Truck also advances slowly from a stop. Repair made difficult by Fords none transmission filler on this model. I was driving as normal then there was an initial loss of power as I noticed the check engine light and an unfamiliar orange wrench were now illuminated. Ford has done nothing to compensate or to alleviate the mental and financial stress of not having car has done.
A reaction carrier is a planetary gear set and just one gear in there can be worn causing the noise. Sometimes when I am at 70mph or higher it jerks also. Extra weight is given to the more serious areas such as major engine or transmission problems. Also, if I put it into park and immediately put it back into reverse without taking my foot off the pedal it shifts hard into reverse and is a couple seconds delayed in response. A mild freshening brought some improvements -- and created new annoyances.
I get a bump sound when slowing down on low speeds 20 mph or so. Especially from 3rd to 4th gear to the point that when it was shifting from one gear to the next the vehicle basically shuddered hard enough to make the factory tire jack in the back vibrate noise from the metal it was touching. Driving on highway, transmission doesn't shift from 55 Mph to 63 mph, then it finally shifts and a smooth ride at 70 mph. Brought it right in and dealer states two different issues with the transmission, bottom line, needs replacing. We tried placing styrofoam up there to to turn the lights off which worked part of the time. Truck still does not downshift correctly to first gear upon coming to a stop or near stop and truck will remain in higher gear unless full stop and one second both occur. He said it was used for company business travel, some in town driving 30-45 mph, but a lot of highway driving 65+ mph.
The vehicle was not repaired. Grease changed, additives added, noise the same. The powerfolding rear seats are also very convienent, as well as the power lift-gate. After the wreck, things began to go wrong with the transmission, which is why I traded it. The tranny would lurch forward when coming to a stop or slowing down I thought the brakes, so, I took the car to AutoZone and the gal put a diagnostic tool on it, it read solenoid pack was bad. Go get the pcm upgrade with the new shift patterns for the transmission.
Said I hit a pothole. In snow especially, this can cause a significant sdafety hazrd and risk of accident. Based on this data and further analysis, we predict reliability for the latest year. Dropping into neutral while braking for the stop also relieve the pressure. While driving at 35 mph, the vehicle jerked violently when shifted into gear and decelerated when shifted into drive. The warranty I'm talking about just ran out in June this past summer. The failure recurred numerous times.
The wrench warning icon illuminated. Although I live close to a large town and today afterwards i went there and there was a lot of stop and go driving - this seemed to make the shuddering worse. It was a great car and I miss it dearly! It would losses speed when putting into drive. This is my favorite of any car I've ever owned and I am very pleased with the performance of the 292 horsepower V8. You could try pulling the hot wire on the battery for 20 min so the computer resets to default and learns your driving patterns but this is only a temporary fix. Based on this data and further analysis, we predict reliability for the latest year.
Things like not going into reverse right away or engaging drive and occasional hard shifts between gears. My experience with these 5 speed transmissions on the V6 is that they need the specified fluid change interval in order to work at peak performance. The styling is unique and distinctively Ford. Unfortunately, Ford did not have the part available anywhere and we would have to wait until August 2014 in order to get the part fixed. Water from ac condensation dripping down on wire terminal caused corrosion to short wires thus sending wrong signal to tranny telling it to shift when not suppose to.
This fixed the problem until my wife came home from work and told me about another problem, 3 weeks ago. Prolonged time away from my X has actually helped the issue, so my thoughts on it being this issue are reinforced. Dealership reprogrammed now at 54k transmission still shifts hard and the dealership just replaced the solenoid valve in the transmission even after the repair work I am still having problems. Brought the patch material with me and the techs pulled the connector and it was clean. I was finally able to get a ford engineer named derrick to check the vehicle, but he refuses to acknowledge the problem. The spline is the part at the end of the driveshaft which slides into the transfer case.