I'm hoping I don't have to put a brand new transmission in it. If the fluid level is where it's supposed to be my guess would be incorrect filter or installation. I'll try that and then diagnostics. After that, you're probably looking at getting a factory service manual or trying to figure it out on your own. It should be up to the correct level, be pink in color and not smell burnt. So my truck has developed a problem.
Content provided for informational purposes only. Before adding transmission fluid, make sure that your engine was running when you checked the fluid level. The exact capacity depends on the production year and motor of the pickup. Man, they're proud of that thing aren't they. Plus you could go direct to the transmission shop, instead of dealing with the intermediate mechanic. Anything more than that means crawling under the truck and breaking out the tools. Our discount used 2007 Ford F-150 transmissions come directly from a dependable network of modern junk yards.
The engine type also plays a role when determining which transmission parts are the right ones. For now I'm just shutting off overdrive every time I drive it to avoid excessive wear on the transmission. Pretty cheap to check it now before it's too late. I wasn't sure if it was the engine or the transmission, but I discovered while driving last night that turning off overdrive made the problem completely disappear. Might be as simple as a bad electrical connection.
It was down to about 50% of the 650 original cranking amps. I have a 2007 Ford F-150, 5. If any of those things are not true, fix them. What is the F-150's towing capacity? How do I know I did it right? A quick check is to pull the dipstick on the transmission and check the fluid. Buying a used 2007 Ford F-150 transmission from a non-reliable dealer is an unnecessary risk.
If you are having problems with the transmission in your F-150, such as clunky shifting or hesitation, check the fluid level first - it is amazing how many drivers pay thousands of dollars for transmission work when a half quart of transmission fluid would have fixed the problem. Mine is doing it too, but I think it's an engine misfire and not the tranny. On a modern transmission there are lots of special tools needed for proper setup, some of which aren't worth purchasing price wise unless that's the type of work you do on a daily basis, otherwise you'd never recover the cost of those tools. Otherwise it's the one part you don't replace that will end up causing the problem. If anyone has any ideas please post them up. It's too much of a coincidence that it started happening after the filter and fluid change.
The shocks need replacement with a lot of clunking on the test ride. If it was mine I'd drop the pan and have a look. I'm also going to call a couple shops I've been recommended and see what they would charge if I just dropped the truck off with them, to see if it's worth doing the work myself. No metal shavings are in the fluid and the fluid is not dirty, however. This was the original battery and had lasted me over 6 years. Heated seats being necessary as I am from Vermont. By anyone with half a brain, yeah.
I'm not afraid of dropping a tranny myself. It's why most mechanics farm that work out to transmission shops. The material on this site may not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, cached or otherwise used, except with the prior written permission of Condé Nast. But it has come back, but seems to have changed. Replaced it with an 850 and trans runs like a champ. Paying for the full on diagnosis is typically a good idea. I have this exact problem! Depends on your level of handiness.
Chiltons or Haynes manuals probably won't cover anything past fluid checks and filter replacements. . The center armrest is also missing, needs tires, brakes are about 50%. Transmission work is not for the faint-hearted. Lots of modern transmissions enter lockup once you're past 2nd gear for fuel economy reasons, so unless it's doing it in third and fourth also, that's probably not the problem.
Ok, I've pretty well decided to have them button the truck back up and I'll take it home. I had to go buy a new filter and change it in a parking lot. I had a coil go out before and it does the same thing. Hell, you can replace a transmission and then find out the torque convertor is what needed doing, not the transmission at all. I used one before a trip.