Ive been trying to hope for the best but deep down i know how unreliable our E4OD
transmissions are =/. But anyways, when i first got the truck the CEL
was on and it shifted like a bat out of hell because the tranny was in "safe mode" since the light was on. After changing the ICP
sensor the CEL
went off and the tranny shifted normal again like it should.
Now i didnt drive the truck to much like this while it was stock because i instantly started modding it once it was running normal. One of the first things i did was tuner, exhaust, CAI, mechanical gauges, etc etc. But after a couple months of having the truck i noticed that when i was going down the highway it kept slipping out of OD
into drive, back into OD
, and then back into drive, and so on and so on. It would do this only at high speeds, and around town it would be fine, just slipped in and out of Over drive.
But then i ended up tearing the truck down and painting it so it wasnt driven for about 4 months. But about last week maybe a little before i got it put back together and started driving it and it was driving just fine (wasnt beating on it though cause i knew it was acting funny before paint.) Well yesterday it started acting funny again, after driving around for a while it kinda felt like it was struggling between gear changes so i went home and parked it. I got back in this morning and it was doing just fine again....until i was driving for a while, once everything got up to temps it really started to act funny, as i was slowing down it skipped a couple gears and just went straight to 1st and from that point when i would accelerate it didnt want to come out of 1st until the rpm's wound out and the it would finally shift but then when it would get into like 3rd gear and id start slowing down it didnt wanna shift down, id be around 10mph and start accelerating again it would bog down real low for a sec cause its still in 3rd and then finally shift down like it should but the shift right back up.
Anyways the tranny's acting funny (whats new with a ford transmission) and my question is what your guys opinions are. Do you think its pretty much the end of the road and i need to get it rebuilt, or is it possible i can drain the fluid, change filter, add some fresh new fluid with maybe some good lucas stop leak and slipping additive to help it. Just wanna see what your guys suggestions are because obviously im looking at close to a grand+ to rebuild it (and thats doing it myself) and prolly close to a 100 bucks to drain and change the fluid. So i dont wanna waste a 100 bucks for nothing and then turn around and shell out a grand for a rebuild, but a 100 bucks is a lot nicer than a grand lol. So any hints, suggestions, things to try would be great.