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Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Sydney, Australia
Re: EB XR8 dropping out of top gear
This one could be caused by the Gear Position sensor / Neutral lockout switch.
Basically it sits on the side of the tranny and tells the computer what gear position you have the selector in. Its a variable resistor that does go bad occasionally (mine bombed about 6 months ago, someone else in the last week posted similar probs and this was also the cause).
Its an easy part to remove (about 5 - 10 mins under the car ), and not too hard to test ( connect up to a ohm-meter and then change the position - check that it is in the appropriate range.) Unfortunately, depending the level of flakiness, it can sometimes work, and sometimes fail (mine was like this for a month or so ).
Its about $90 for a new switch.
But I'd whip it out and give it a check - will only take about 20mins all up . . .
Hopefully someone can post the right resistances it should show - I don't have an EB manual . . . Otherwise, Ford might be able to test it for you . . .
Oh, and a fluid change probably wouldn't go astray either - there's a bunch of threads on this topic around here . . .
Last edited by XR8 Lamah; 12-01-03 at 06:57 PM.