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Old 07-18-2006, 03:53 PM
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I took my 01 250 4x4 in to my local Ford Dealer in for a tranny flush last week, and this week my 4th gear wont engage..1 2 3 gear fine, no overdrive...my Dealer said oh well it happens , it's like rolling the dice when you get a trans service. Is this BS from the dealer ,or is it common for a tranny to develop problems after a service? all comments are appreciated..and should I raise hell with the dealer?

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It was either pure coincidence or the trans already had problems......the service did nothing but change the hydrolic fluid. Putting clean fluid in will not cause a problem. The only way this could be related is if your fluid level is low....which i doublt. My guess is it was starting to go before it was serviced but had not shown any symptoms yet......i have seen instances where someone took a tranny with known problems for a service hoping it would extend the life of the tranny cause it to fail all together, but a healthy trans will never develop problems just due to a service....
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Old 07-18-2006, 04:27 PM
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Sounds a little fishy to me. But I have heard of automatics develope certain issues after being "flushed". Its my understanding that when the flush is done, fluid is forced through the whole system. When fluid is being forced, (I know thats how an auto works) it can dislodge debris and plug up your system. However, I am no expert...Just give it a few minutes and the experts will chime in.
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See... Marc already posted while I was typing.
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Most flush machines dont force fluid dogg.....they use the trans pump to push the old fluid out. then the cansiter that the old fluid goes into has a bladder. as the old fluid comes in, the new fluid is pushed out of the canister and into the trans....
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Old 07-18-2006, 04:39 PM
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Ah Ha!!

Now the "service advisor" at the Ford dealer here (the same one that wanted $4000 do fix my trans....which really only cost $1900 and change with a new cooler and trick TC) told me they "use high pressure to ensure all the old fluid is removed. And that they were the only shop equipped to do it.

I'm starting to understand why they call them "stealerships"
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I forgot to mention that the tranny started to blow fluid out all over the underside of my truck..it did get low until I discovered the problem..they said a fitting was loose..which they fixed..but my OD still won't work.

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