auto transmission won't shift right when cold - Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 32 Old 10-17-2011, 01:54 PM Thread Starter
Powerstroke.org Rookie
 
newfordowner's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 2
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
auto transmission won't shift right when cold

I just bought a 2007 F 350. When driving around when cold the transmission wont shift and goes into high rpms. I took it to a transmission shop (bowler transmissions) and they said there is nothing wrong...that's just how the transmission is. They did say I could try and get a programmer with a cold transmission tone. Does anyone have any ideas how to fix this
newfordowner is offline  
post #2 of 32 Old 10-21-2011, 05:38 PM
Powerstroke.org Rookie
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 7
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
I have an 06 with the same issue, the trans does not like to shift from 2nd to 3rd unless i lift the throttle a little. Once I drive for 1/2 to 3/4 mile it drives fine and have no issues when it is warmed up.
bigstroke is offline  
post #3 of 32 Old 10-21-2011, 06:19 PM
Member
 
my0460's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: rogers ar.
Posts: 77
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
MY does the same thing. every computer controlled transmission i have had does this. I think it is just a way to warm it up. I don't think you have any problem.
my0460 is offline  
post #4 of 32 Old 10-22-2011, 08:54 AM
Powerstroke.org Rookie
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 7
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
i guess i would agree but it didn't start doing it till about 90k. i brought it to a tranny shop and they wouldn't even look at it. they said it will eventually get worse and fail... Genius
bigstroke is offline  
post #5 of 32 Old 10-22-2011, 08:52 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: N Las Vegas, NV
Posts: 262
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Have seen a lot of posts about this lately. Several commented on the tranny trying to warm up to operating temp. All of the autos I have owned were the same way and have never had a shop tell me it will just get worse and fail due to warm up. I would only be concerned if the tranny is starting to slip.

2004 F250 6.0L CC SWB 4x4 (name's Eleanor)
Straight Piped, Coolant Filter, EGR Delete, Blue Spring'd, Amsoil'd, ELC'd, Rev-x'd, S&B Intake
JumpinJack is offline  
post #6 of 32 Old 10-23-2011, 05:26 AM
Powerstroke.org Rookie
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 7
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Nope, no slipping here, just sluggish when cold then shifts fine when at normal operating temp. My only concern is reliability through the next plowing season here. 117,000 miles mot sure how long it will go but didn't expect it to get me this far.
bigstroke is offline  
post #7 of 32 Old 10-23-2011, 05:34 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
DzlNut's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 180
Thanks: 4
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
My truck doesn't do this but my service truck does..annoying.

2009 F350 CCSB 6.4L PSD,2wd converted to 4WD, Auto, H&S Mini Maxx, Edge CTS Insight,5 inch exhaust.

DzlNut is offline  
post #8 of 32 Old 10-25-2011, 08:58 AM
Member
 
Graham22's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: OP
Posts: 39
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
mines an 05 does the same thing, once i drive about a mile it stops. i think its normal.
Graham22 is offline  
post #9 of 32 Old 10-25-2011, 09:33 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
Davey~do's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Lumberton, TX
Posts: 855
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 1 Post
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Absolutely normal. Just take it slow an easy a mile or two and she'll be fine!

David
2012 CCSB SRW FX4
2.5" Level, Amp Steps
Davey~do is offline  
post #10 of 32 Old 10-25-2011, 05:18 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 2,023
Thanks: 2
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
I plug in my block heater overnight...for about 3 hours before starting...and no rough shifting. It doesn't seem to matter what the outside temps are, either.
tigrtrk is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome