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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-06-03, 05:10 PM Thread Starter
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Slow gear engagement

I just bought a new 03 E 250 a couple months ago, Since the first day i got it the transmission has been really slow to change gears, especiallly from park or drive to reverse usually have to give it at least 3 sec, or it will thump incredibly and really jerk of you give it gas, the dealer said just do what you have been doing and wait between gears, but I am not satisfied, you should not have to wait that long when shifting an automatic transmission what do you think is going on, is this normal for these transmissions? This is my first ford and I am not really sure about these ford tranny characteristics, I've owned GMs all my life and never had any probs like this with those trannsmisions especilly from day one.


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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-07-03, 06:21 AM
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Re: Slow gear engagement

This a common problem when the tranny has a bad service record. The tran's probably need's servicing.

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Yes but the tranny is brand new as is the whole truck, only has 5,200 miles on it. What do you think is causing this slow engagement?

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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-13-03, 12:26 AM
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Re: Slow gear engagement

Are you doing any heavy hauling with it. Have you noticed any slipage?

here are a few TSB's dealing with the tranny in the E250's

TSB#: 02-21-1
Date: OCT 02
Info: A/T - Torque Converter Access Plug Dislodges

TSB#: 02-17-6
Date: SEP 02
info: A/T - Inadvertent Shift Interlock Disabling

I would contact the dealer. You are under warranty.
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Re: Slow gear engagement

Have you properly checked the fluid level?? That could easily cause all your symptoms
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Re: Slow gear engagement

wow somebody has been busy digging the last post on this was 8/13/2003 !

i would rather push my Ford than drive your Chevy !
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