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Transmission Delay

Thread in 'Automatic Transmission' started by Jacob Hayes, Nov 27, 2018.

  1. Jacob Hayes

    Jacob Hayes Member 2nd Gen Owner V6 Engine

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    2007 Gen 2 - XLT 2 Wheel Drive - 193k miles

    So the past week, I get it started, put it in reverse, and there's a hesitation before the truck engages in backing up. And a similar delay when I shift it back to drive.

    I've drove this 120k miles, and never had to touch the transmission on it. Should I get a flush/fluid change scheduled? Or is this indicative of a bigger issue?
     
  2. EddieS'04

    EddieS'04 Well-Known Member 1st Gen Owner 2 Wheel Drive V6 Engine

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    If you have never change fluid and filter or flush, your 90k miles overdue. Also you can try disconecting the neg batt cable for 10 min. You might be able to reset the computer controler.
     
  3. Todd Z

    Todd Z Well-Known Member 2nd Gen Owner V6 Engine V8 Engine

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    should have done regular maintenance 3 times already..... It could be clogged filter, low fluid, or wearing trans....
     
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    Monolith999 Member 2nd Gen Owner 4 Wheel Drive V8 Engine

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    Try taking off batt terminals and taping the two teminals together for approx. 30 mins. Should reset the computer
     
  5. Todd Z

    Todd Z Well-Known Member 2nd Gen Owner V6 Engine V8 Engine

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    Wow!! Do not do that. Smh. The computers and 4wd modules have been burnt out doing that. Just like disconnecting in allowing your alternator to run the car

    With everything off disconnect the negative battery cable only. Then open the car door and stepp on the bake pedal for five times. Then wait five minutes and hook the battery up. Then start the vehicle and allow her to warm up to normal temperature. Then take it slowly around the block going 0 to 30 miles an hour very slowly and breaking slowly five times. This will reset everything and then the vehicle will start to learn your driving habits all over again.
     
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    Monolith999 Member 2nd Gen Owner 4 Wheel Drive V8 Engine

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    I've done that pleanty of times and never had a problem... Who knew?
     
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    Todd Z Well-Known Member 2nd Gen Owner V6 Engine V8 Engine

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    Eh, just be careful.
     
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    Jacob Hayes Member 2nd Gen Owner V6 Engine

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    Thanks for all the replies. I've got a change scheduled, and I'm getting some local pricing on a transmission just in case.

    I've obviously had bad advice on transmissions, one place just refused to do a flush based on the age. I guess some people believe if a transmission goes long enough untouched, you shouldn't mess with it. I'm hoping its something like a filter/fluid. The main issue I have right now is when the truck is cold, I can shift from park to reverse and it'll sit before it engages. It doesn't affect driving, but I definitely don't want anyone else behind the wheel right now.
     
  9. Todd Z

    Todd Z Well-Known Member 2nd Gen Owner V6 Engine V8 Engine

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    I would do a fluid and filter change, Don't flush it then your only changing some of the fluid and not all.... See if that helps....Can also do a battery reset too.
     
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    Jacob Hayes Member 2nd Gen Owner V6 Engine

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    I'll do the battery reset at home afterwards. I tried last Friday with just the negative off, and that didn't solve anything. But after the work I'll check out your method using the brake.

    When you say "going 0 to 30 miles an hour very slowly and breaking slowly five times." does this mean pump the breaks going from 30 to 20/25, or to a stop, 5 times?
     
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    Todd Z Well-Known Member 2nd Gen Owner V6 Engine V8 Engine

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    If you disconnected then that's all you can do...... No don't pump the brake, Come to a stop...... There is also while its warming up you slowly go from park to reverse 5-10 times waiting 5 seconds between each. But honestly at almost 200K miles it has to be fluid or internal parts related....

    Did any one check the level ????
     
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    Jacob Hayes Member 2nd Gen Owner V6 Engine

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    Service is scheduled Friday morning at 9.

    As for the level, I've had it looked at and told the level was fine on various occasions. I think the last time was when I was getting a rotation about 180k. I've never had transmission fluid leaking.
     
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    Todd Z Well-Known Member 2nd Gen Owner V6 Engine V8 Engine

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    the transmission has a vent on it, it can loose fluid over time, and temperature...... I hope they have been checking it properly.
     

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