2nd Gear Poster
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Sierra Foothils California
There Goes Another One!
My 4R70W just crashed. This '97 Sport cream puff has only 53 K on it, but it's headed south fast.
When it gets warmed up after 30-40 miles, it refuses to go into 3rd, and the shift attempt acts like a brake with an accompanying groan, only solution is neutral or second gear selected via the shifter, to limp home. Also, just after a forced down shift into 2nd and then a lift off to allow an up shift, it tries and suceeds to go back to
2nd (scary!), again a quick shift to neutral, and a pause allows the up shift to 3rd, sometimes, other times it's groan and braking action.
So, I can manually drive it in 2nd, and all the gears are there, 1st, 2nd, (3rd, if I'm lucky) 4th (OD) and Rev. The fluid seems ok, maybe very slightly burnt if at all. Prev owner said there's Mercon V in it. This seems to point to the valve body, no??
Anyway,, my question to all in my area, (Sacramento Ca. rt 50 foothills) and other commenters as well; Before I give it up to Aamco, does anyone in the area know of a good Ford tranny guy, who just might be familiar with the "J" Mod and of course installation of the much needed oil cooler I should have had installed 3 yrs ago?
Also, know anyone in the area who HAS Mercon V and knows how to properly flush, the system and maybe even change the filter. Around here Jiffy Lube is a joke.
Comments or suggestions welcomed, Help....