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Old 02-15-2005, 01:39   #1 (permalink)
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EF Fairmont 5.0, 4 speed trans problem.

Just wondering if anyone may know what the problem may be. The symptoms are: Drive off in 1st gear and will not change into 2nd, then with enough speed, changes into 3rd then wont change into top. Doesnt try to change into 2nd or top just 1st and 3rd. Doesnt try for second and flair just goes straight to 3rd. Any ideas thanks, Mike.
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Old 02-22-2005, 18:33   #2 (permalink)
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Re: EF Fairmont 5.0, 4 speed trans problem.

My eb 5lt has the exact same problem, does anyone know why the trans is doing this?
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Re: EF Fairmont 5.0, 4 speed trans problem.

I think this sounds like Limp Home Mode, have a search through some threads on that.

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Re: EF Fairmont 5.0, 4 speed trans problem.

Sounds like its in limp home or safety mode. When the trans senses a problem it drops gears to protect the trans. Run the trans fault codes to see what is going on. Also just check to make sure the trans fluid is full.
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Re: EF Fairmont 5.0, 4 speed trans problem.

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Just wondering if anyone may know what the problem may be. The symptoms are: Drive off in 1st gear and will not change into 2nd, then with enough speed, changes into 3rd then wont change into top. Doesnt try to change into 2nd or top just 1st and 3rd. Doesnt try for second and flair just goes straight to 3rd. Any ideas thanks, Mike.
Limp home mode: third gear take off. On initial start up & drive away the trans will start off in first gear, then go to third. Every take off after that will be third gear take off, if the engine is turned off & restarted the trans will start in first again & repeat the above process.

If all shifts are 1 - 3 shifts then you have a band application problem. The 2 - 4 band is either broken or severely worn/burnt, or the apply servo is faulty.
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