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Steve, up to a 5 second delay is considered normal. Is it actually 3-5 seconds or does it feel like 3-5 seconds? Are you counting 1 1000 2 1000 3 1000? Honestly, I have to refer you to a different site that has a former ford transmission engineer that posts there. It's Ford Truck Enthusiasts, 1948-2009 Ford F150, Super Duty & SUV owners community and information source. Covers F100, F-150, F250, Bronco, Ranger, Explorer, Expedition, Lighting, Escape and More, his screen name is Mark K. FWIW, I had at worse a 3 second delay, had Marc at Tiffany Ford completely flush my tranny and the delay is gone, stock or tuned it is gone. It was $260 bucks. However, with only 18k that long of a delay shouldn't be happening. If you're running those new evolution tunes take it off and go back to stock and see if it get's better.
 

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im actually running it stock right now and thats when i noticed it was taking forever to go into drive. My beater Saturn does it when i go into reverse, but i was worried when i noticed the rig was starting to have a delay, when i go into drive. Im gonna try and set up an appointment at a local dealership, anyone recommend one in san jose area? What you guys think the problem might be??
I don't have a recommendation in the san jose area but with no codes and only a delay I think it may be difficult for them to actually FIX the delay. I don't see how a flush would help with only 18k but if my truck only had 18k and there was a delay I would replace the external tranny filter first, you can do this with a breaker bar, and hope that it picked up any random gunk floating around or getting hung up in the solenoids.
 

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that they'll charge you at least an hour labor to look at it, diagnose that everything is normal or at most they will drain the pan and hopefully remember to put 8 quarts of mercon sp back in, lol then send you on your way with the same delay you came in with. ORRRR they just might have a tranny tech that knows his sheeet and he'll test line pressure while engaging R to D and D to R and maybe they'll call ford and ask for advice and maybe just maybe they'll be nice enough to toss in a brand new tranny. But, imo, with my budget I would first replace the external and go from there cuz it's only about $30 bucks to do it yourself. It's just me Steve, I wouldn't take my truck to ANY dealership hoping they have someone that is familiar with the 5r110 and is able to accuratly diagnose the symptoms. I wouldn't even take my tranny to Marc, lol, he hates working on them but knows how to flush'em. It's a complex beast and with 18k it's my opinion that there is only so much they, whoever they is, can do. Now, if your tow/haul light was blinking then I would feel better about taking to ANY dealership because there would be a code for them to read and go from there. I'm just meticulous and don't trust dealerships I'm not familiar with or haven't heard good things about. And I havent' heard any good things about dealerships in the bay.
 

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oh yea I completely forgot about the warranty. lol :doh:
 
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