Ford!Resistance is Futile
Join Date: Feb 2003
Suspected Transmission Problem
Hey Guys, I am hoping somone can clairfy this for me. I have noticed over the last couple of months that my El Fairmont seems to be laboured after the car wams up. it is most noticeable when in 4th gear and doing around 80 -90 KMs. It will sit in 4th and then it is almost as if the car is dropping into a fifth gear, ie the tone of the engine drops to a deeper sound and and seems laboured. If I lift my foot off the Accelerator the car jerks slightly, almost feels like there is play in the drive shaft, then when I put my foot back on the ACC it jerks again. It isn't until I put my foot down that the engine noise returns to the normal tone (IE how it should sound in 4th), and then it drops to third, which is normal.
I have spoken to a couple of people and they seem to think it is a solonoid problem, is this right? i was thinking that it was a Diff problem as the diff does make a slight whine noise.
Any help on this would be greatly appreciated.