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Old 02-03-2014, 03:50 PM
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Cold trannie/frozen gear selector

I've been having what I think is a problem with my truck. Lately we've had some unusually cold weather and my transmission has been giving me trouble.
From a cold start I can not get my truck to shift into drive until the transmission warms up to about 75 to 80 degrees. It then performs perfectly.
Hot starts don't seem to faze it, as I've seen it drop to as low as 65 degrees, started the truck and the gear selector moves freely. I find this to be strange as cold start 65 is a no go yet 65 after I have been running the truck doesn't affect it. I was hoping some one might have some thoughts as to what is going on.

Truck is in sig and has an automatic.
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Old 02-15-2014, 06:10 PM
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Old 02-15-2014, 06:15 PM
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EDIT: Will your gear selector move at all? I don't exactly understand your question. Do you mean the truck will drive but the transmission has to warm up to shift into OD?
if so, you aren't alone, most ford automatic trannies (with the 5R110W as an exception) require at what I've seen a 60-100 degree tranny temp to shift into OD. Mine does this every morning but after driving about a mile at 45 it will finally shift out. With the 5R110W in my 6.4, however, it doesn't need to warm up to shift into OD
For the most part I don't think anything is wrong with your tranny. I've seen this question asked before and people respond with "Mine does the same thing. These trannies require a certain temp to shift into drive."
Your tranny is fine

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