I would like this transmision part investigated. Be the first to review this product! To avoid this happening to you, replace the shift tube at the first sign of trouble. Was outside of 3 year warranyy but under 36,000 miles. Luckily traffic was light and I was able to egress to the side of the road without an accident. The situation is that in July 2000 through March 2001 Ford changed the design of the one-way clutch from the sprag design in service since 1989 according to the dealer to the new mechanical diode. Consumer states recently when attempting a lane change at 70 mph, the rpms dropped to 600, consumer pumped the accelerator twice before the engine began to accelerate again, consumer states this is an intermittent problem.
Clearly this is defective engineering that impacts the drive train. I took the truck to cottman transmission in placerville calif on 8-30-06, as according to future Ford, where I purchased the truck, the vehicle was out of warranty. Enter your name: optional This product hasn't received any reviews yet. My second gear broke at 40,000 miles 4,000 miles past my warranty. It takes about 10 minutes and comes with a Lifetime warranty, it's made from better material than the factory bushing so it'll last longer.
We stock a variety of shift tubes for select vehicles. I was fortunate not to be on a steep mountain grade or in rush hour traffic. I am retaining all of the failed parts for evidence. Ford refused to accept any responsibility for the faulty design, part, or repairs. While driving between 60 to 65 mph on the highway vehicle stalled, and consumer was not able to control the speed. Write a headline for your review here: Write your review here: Your email: We promise to never spam you, and just use your email address to identify you as a valid customer.
This continued to occur until I was able to get home. I called other transmission shops to confirm the representatively comments regarding the 2001 Fords. A professional can perform this repair in under 5 minutes, average time for a non-professional is less than 10 minutes. A variety of factors can affect the shift cable's functionality, and built-up debris, a stretched cable, or loose connections are all possible culprits. After test driving the vehicle with a rep from cottman transmission, he determined 2nd gear was lost and there might be other problems.
This bushing is made from a material that was designed to outlast the factory bushing and includes everything needed to install. Shift tubes are located in the steering column and are used to move the linkage of an automatic transmission when shifting with a column shifter. Failure of these components will have different effects based on the driving situation encountered during failure. Fits both ends of the transmission cable. Fits both ends of the transmission cable. Based on these symptoms, it may be that the problem lies with your Ford shift cable.
In fact the representative was somewhat nasty in my opinion. . Called Ford customer assistance but no help. On August 20, 2006 I was traveling northbound highway 49 in auburn, California, from bell road. The service bulletin instructs dealers that in the event of a failure, to replace the mechanical diode with the sprag design.
The assessment from the dealer was that the intermediate one way clutch mechanical diode style had failed and the transmission required rebuilding or replacement. They have replaced the part in all 2002 and up transmisions but the 2000 and 2001 models have the parts prone to break premature. Every time you shift, you notice that the gears have excessive play and feel loose. I believe that the performance of drive train components, such as transmissions, are of a safety concern. I did notice that when going from reverse to drive you had to lift the shift lever after fixing the screws when you pull down on the lever it goes right into drive It might pay to check these screws on a nice dry day instead of in a snowbank!!!!!!!!! By March of 2001 Ford recognized that the new design was faulty and reverted back to the original sprag design. Dealer was contacted, and stated that transmission was fried and that there was nothing they could do.
The vehicle is a 2001 Ford F-250 with the 4r100 transmission. There are a multitude of complaints on this issue. A number of signs indicate a worn Ford shift cable, including excessive play on the gear shift, a loose or stiff gear shifter, stalling, or a grinding noise. A worn shift tube can lead to difficulty switching between gears, selecting the wrong gear, and even cracking the tube itself. At the light, I proceeded forward and noticed my vehicle remained in first gear, and would not shift. He explained one of the design problems and failure points on the transmission.
On the date of this complaint, I have had the transmission rebuild and have been advised there were more issues than simply 2nd gear. This repair kit fits the following vehicles: Ford F-250 Automatic transmissions only. After several attempts, the vehicle shifted hard into 2nd gear and proceeded forward. Replacement Ford shift cables are compatible with certain vehicle models and years, and the cables are either designed for automatic or manual transmissions, so you need to find a compatible unit for your vehicle's specifications. Had trucked towed by aaa to closest dealer-crsytal Ford. I tried several times to let my foot off of the throttle in order to reduce the rpms.
How many people have to be hurt, or potentially killed before Ford will issue a recall and stand behind their defective design? While driving at approximately 30 miles per hour, I experienced a sudden and immediate lost of power. The patent pending coupling and custom molded replacement bushing ensures a quality repair with ease. Ford F-250 kit allows you to quickly and easily repair your shift cable by replacing the bushing. Manufacturer was contacted, and stated that he needed to contact a dealer to see what was wrong with the vehicle. My truck started jumping out of park and also would not start in park! I checked the linkage under the truck and nothing looked amiss, I looked under the dash where the cable joined the upper linkage right above the steering shaft the lever is attaches with two small screws witch were falling out, I tightened the screws and that took care of both problems. All concur that Ford build an under performing transmission on that make and year, and that this truck is a common rebuild for them.