Missing 3rd Gear (EF2 Ghia Auto I6) - Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars
Ford Forum Ford Forum

» Auto Insurance
» Featured Product
» Wheel & Tire Center

Go Back   Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars > The Garage - Tech Forums > Trans | Driveline
Register Home Forum Active Topics Photo Gallery Auto Loans Insurance Garage Mark Forums Read Auto Escrow

FordForums.com is the premier Ford Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 04-15-2004, 06:25   #1 (permalink)
A Gothic Romance...
MustangNicko's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Lower Templestowe
Age: 30
Posts: 1,447
Missing 3rd Gear (EF2 Ghia Auto I6)

Hey guys,

I have an EF2 Fairmont Ghia Auto I6 and Ive had this problem with my gearbox for the last 4 months. It has been slipping slightly from 2nd gear to 3rd and gradually getting worse and worse, holding 2nd gear then give off a big diff clunk into 3rd. I changed the standard bushes to Norathane bushes thinking this was the problem with the slip of gears and diff clunk. It did solve the diff clunk problem slightly.

Then the other day it decides to slip so bad it misses 3rd gear and pops into 4th, as in there is no 3rd gear at all. Now, when i slightly give it throttle in 4th gear while cruising, it will snap back into second and stay there unitl i take the foot off the pedal completely. Even when i physically place the shifter into 3rd it will kick to 2nd, then when aplying pressure to the throttle it will slip around while in 2nd gear and hunt for 3rd, and obviously not find it. Now it ALWAYS shifts from 2nd to 4th, not once finding 3rd.

What i think is the problem might be either computerised (the computer not finding 3rd) or the cog for 3rd gear is screwed. I had the tranny serviced (fluid and filter) 3 months ago so im not sure if that would be the problem. The gearbox has travelled 175,000k, maybe it is just getting on? Any opinions please reply asap.


EL Manual XR6 For Sale...
PM for details...
MustangNicko is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links

  Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars > The Garage - Tech Forums > Trans | Driveline

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Manaul v auto XRchic F6 Typhoon | XR6 Turbo 27 03-27-2004 14:30
EL I6 auto hunting/stalling at idle & Good Ford mechanic in S/E suburbs of Sydney? 3Toed Inline 6 Tech 10 11-01-2003 03:55
SMS: Fiesta A Fresh New Approach RPO83 The Pub 16 10-16-2003 22:53
auto sieera shifting probs scottystar Ford Escort | Ford Laser | Ford TX3 | Ford Sierra | Mercury Capri 1 08-03-2003 15:20
BA Fairmont Ghia V8 review Go Auto sandmanls1 Australian Falcons 1 02-03-2003 23:45

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.2

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 15:46.

Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0
Garage Plus vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.