Tranny Keeps Sliping Out of O/D


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Old 02-20-06, 04:23 PM
Bubba Bob
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Tranny Keeps Sliping Out of O/D

Cruising at around 70mph today, an 18 wheeler passed me. When the wind turbulence hit, my car jumped out of voer drive, flashed the check engine light, then when back into O/D.

So, i kept on driving like nothing was wrong. I got to my destination fine.

However, when going home the damn tranny slipped, engaged, slipped, engaged... untill I let off the gas.

I pulled over, checked the fluid. It looked low. So, I found an auto store, and added about 3/4 a quart of fluid.

Now, when I got home I realized I had missread the dip stick. THe fluid was never low, and now I probably have about half a quart too much in.

LOL!!! Great day huh?


ANyway, I noticed it seems to slip out of OD when I hit bumps. Also, when doing about 35MPH, I hit a real rough part of road. The CEL flashed a couple times at me then to.


I hope to get the CEL read tomorow. Untll then, any thoughts on WTF is wrong?

Thannks

95 Ford Escort
 

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Old 02-21-06, 06:24 AM
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Talking Forward Drum Is Cracked

The forward drum cracks on alot of these Ford O/D transmissions. Pulling it down can be easily replaced and kit installed, these were quite easy to service. TRANNY TIME MY FRIEND. Alot of folks run em into the ground simply by keeping it out of O/D, while shopping for another vehicle. Sorry, no easy fix !! Watch out for the taurus, also.
 
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Old 02-21-06, 06:34 AM
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Thanks for the reply.


Before I assume the tranmsission is shot (which I really can't afford to do ), someone at the FEOA.net forums suggested the "kickdown cable" might be outta whack.


Anyone know how to adjust this? Mine seems to be fairly loose, but Ive never paid attention to it before, so I dont know if it's supposed to be that loose.
 
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Old 02-21-06, 06:58 AM
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For Sure

Second opinions are always good. Im not for sure but most detent cable adjustments are made on the carb/EFI end, by popping out the metal clip on the cable holding (wot) wide open throttle and snapping clip back into place.
 
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Old 02-21-06, 03:50 PM
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I took the car to my local mechanic. He thinks a trans. solenoid is shot.

How much $$ am I lookin at if he is correct?
 
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Old 04-13-06, 11:01 AM
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'99 Ford Taurus

My 99 Taurus has the same problem. At least now I know what I may looking at. Thanks. Now another question. My daughter has a 98 taurus and the problem with it is that one minute it starts up just fine, but sometimes when she shuts it off it will not start up again, just cranks. After it has set awhile...like 20 or 30 minutes or so, it will start like nothing's wrong. But the last time it done this, it didn't start 'til the next day. We have put a new coil pack on it because we were told the other wasn't getting any fire. Well, she just went to start it and it won't start. Any suggestions on what may be wrong? Thanks
 
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Old 04-13-06, 02:05 PM
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Taurus question

I have seen the starts fine cold, won't hot a few times (on a Hyundai, a VW, and a Jeep). Every time it has been a temperature sensor. Basically, what was happening was when it was cold, the sensor was "correct" (it failed in the cold position) and told the car to start cold (i.e. choke it if it was a carb, I do not know what the term is for fuel injected engines). When it was hot, the sensor was still triggering cold and would make the engine try to start cold. In other words, it flooded the daylights out of it. After enough time had passed, it was fine and would start no problem.

It was about the cheapest thing to fix (a shop visit for less than $100).

If this is the problem, it should give you a check engine light.
 
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Old 04-13-06, 02:51 PM
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Hey, thanks. The check engine light is on. I will have the temperature sensor checked out. Thanks for the help again.
 
 

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