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Old 06-22-2004, 03:10   #1 (permalink)
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EL gear box problems (auto)

hey today when i was driving my gear box all of a sudden started being wierd...


when i press the accelerator a tiny bit the car would start revving off its tits.. and it feels really unpredictable.. could this mean the auto box is fuking itself?
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Old 06-23-2004, 04:54   #2 (permalink)
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Re: EL gear box problems (auto)

im taking a punt here but it sounds like the torque convertor.
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Old 06-23-2004, 04:56   #3 (permalink)
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Re: EL gear box problems (auto)

First thing I would check is the trans fluid level in the box, could be low if the trans is slipping.

Another stab in the dark - Was the road wet? Once my EL trans went absolutely spastic the morning after i had been driving in the rain, took it back to Ford on a tip truck(Warranty) and the electrical connections to the trans were found to be faulty, water was getting into the switch. Have a look under there and see if things are sound.
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Old 06-23-2004, 16:14   #4 (permalink)
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Re: EL gear box problems (auto)

the road wasent wet. but another thing its doing is when i press the accelerator its making a bit of a clunk noise and when i release it, it makes the noise again. also when i release the accelerator it sounds like its gone into nuteral. i think my fluid is pretty dirty.
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Old 06-23-2004, 20:59   #5 (permalink)
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Re: EL gear box problems (auto)

I got the same problem in my EF...any ideas appreciated. There have been times when im driving say around 60...and give it a slam, and it just revvs without actually making a difference to speed, and after 1 or 2 secs it kicks in. And same with that clonking - but i thought the clonking was the diff.

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Old 06-24-2004, 03:53   #6 (permalink)
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thats the same as mine.. have u flushed your auto lately saviour?
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Old 06-24-2004, 07:36   #7 (permalink)
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Re: EL gear box problems (auto)

Be honest....since i bought the car (Nov 02)... havent serviced the tranny yet...or the diff in that case. But on the bright side, it's getting serviced for $165 (full flush not the $80 'normal' service) and the diff serviced for $40 while it's there....next week or the week after....i also got another query...vibrations when cruising around 70km/h...have to accelerate past that to get rid of them and a "whining" noise when crusing (not accelerating) along the freeway. The whining sounds like the unis/tailshaft balance but have no idea about the vibration. Get all this looked at when they service the tranny/diff i guess...

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