Auto Transmission problem

Discussion in '2005+ Ford Mustang v6 4.0L Tech' started by Gallopapujo, Jul 23, 2019.

  1. Gallopapujo

    Gallopapujo Junior Member

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    GM : so here is my question i have an 05 v6, had the transmission service as per recommadation at 150K now the transmission is not shifting correctly when i put it in drive it takes about 1min to take dirve then it slips untill the transmission is hot then is works fine any thoughts do i need a replacement or just serviced correctly, they just changed the trans fluid in it and it filled to the max. any help would be a preciated.
     
  2. Juice

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    Check fluid level warmed up in park while the engine is idling.

    I can tell you if it reallly takes a minute to go into drive and the it slips till it warms up, you are burning that trans up in a hurry.
    DO NOT keep driving it like that. It may be too late already.
     
  3. Pentalab

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    ATF level is too low. The problem with the 5r5ss is there is no dipstick. I installed the PA deeper pan on my 2010... which has a magnetic drain plug on the bottom. Comes with a locking style dipstick on firewall, next to battery. Big enough to add ATF if required.
     
  4. 08MustangDude

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    No...

    I told the man before, take it BACK to where it was serviced.
     
  5. Pentalab

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    Agreed.... but baby it back to same service dept. To replace the ATF correctly, it should be done at the oem auto tranny cooler. ( suction on one side..and pressure on other side). Then u get it all out.....including tq converter. The 5r55s needs the catch can.... or it will puke ATF all over the ground with hard use.
     
  6. 08MustangDude

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    I said that too, but that's a flush, not a service... Ford "Serviced" mine and all
    they did was a fluid change, they didn't even do the filter. They claim it can
    do more harm than good, but whatever, it was free. I do my VW 09G, and
    it's the same bottom fill and level. It's not hard...
     
  7. Dad

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  8. Windstang

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    Agreed - it's low on oil.
    I change my tranny fluid myself. I put in a dipstick on the existing pan and that makes this whole process so much easier. Why no dipstick is beyond me (oh yeah - so it makes doing it yourself so much more difficult so you take it to the dealer!).
    1) When I take the TX plug out, I get 0.9 liters out. The snorkle that the plug threads into extends 1" up inside the pan. (I'll bet when they changed your oil, they didn't add the extra .9 liters so it's low)
    2) When I take the whole drain assembly out I get another 1.6 liters out.
    When I take the pan off, I get another 1.65 liters. That's a total of 4.15 liters.
    Also don't forget, the filter holds a bit too and you can't really measure that. When I change mine, I add 4.5 liters and don't have any shifting problems.
     
  9. Iceman62

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    Or...man-up & trade for a manual tranny...;) :D
     
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  10. Gallopapujo

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    Thank you all im going to just get the oil pan kit and bring it all donw do the servos while doing that as well and i took it back 2 times already there just not gonna fix it the want to stick me with a 3k transmission bill so i told then it was fine when i can in for the service and that i would rather sue to get my money back they suck and are theifs. they think i will not sue them for 1100.00 there mistaken FACTS. NOT HAPPY ABOUT IT THATS FOR SURE.
     
  11. Pentalab

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    For $3k, you can buy the TCI 'streetfighter' or 'super streetfighter' version of the 5r55s... which is designed to handle high hp. Level 10 out of NJ also makes a high hp 5r55s. The folks u are dealing with are thieves.
     
  12. eighty6gt

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    this isn't going to end well

    trans is blown
     
  13. Gallopapujo

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    they could of told me that from jump and i would of paid the damn money, it the fucking action that has me twisted.
     
  14. Gallopapujo

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    Where and what is it going to cost me Ballpark. how much work to get this done and do you know a Honest shop to do the work in NY.
     
  15. 08MustangDude

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    You didn't get the service done at a FORD dealer, did you? If so,
    contact FORD directly, and tell them the trans doesn't work after
    the dealer serviced it, and they won't correct the problem. The
    dealer I went to would NOT do the filter and fluid, just the fluid...

    You also said, you got it done at 150,000 miles per recommendation;
    WHO recommended the service? There is no scheduled maintenance
    listed for the 5R55S. FORD refused to change the filter when I took it
    in, all they did was FLUID, and that was what was in the pan only. They
    said that could do more harm than good, and they were not going to be
    held responsible for any issues as a result.

    Look in your user manual for the car, there is no scheduled maintenance
    for the transmission. All it indicates is that the transmission does not
    consume fluid, however, should be checked, and ADD if necessary. There
    is a VENT, and when shifting under hard acceleration can force fluid out the
    vent. Leaks are the only other method of losing fluid. Other than that,
    there is no recommendation to change the fluid, or filter, at any given
    time.

    They call them lifetime fills, which is also misleading. Lifetime does not
    mean forever, it means until it fails... So, if it fails at 40,000 miles, then
    that was its lifetime...
     
  16. Bingo

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    I think the takeaway from all this is don't service something that doesn't need servicing. There's no need to screw around with your transmission if everything is working properly.
     
  17. 08MustangDude

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    i.e. "Don't fix what's not broken."
     
  18. Bingo

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    I mean, we do that all the time on this site, but it's under the guise of "upgrading". I guess it's slightly different, but I've more than once questioned my own dumb ass when I ran into headaches installing stuff: "Why the hell are you replacing perfectly good parts on a car that drives perfectly fine?"
     
  19. 08MustangDude

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    Upgrades are not a fix, it's an improvement. Like, factory to BMR, and so
    on. Don't mess with the OEM part, with another OEM part if the existing
    OEM part isn't broke.

    If the transmission works, and shifts fine, then don't open it up and
    mess with it...

    I have upgraded almost everything with BMR and J&M. I did not have
    a rear sway bar, so I added that last week. I have a 32mm front sway-
    bar, but I got a brand new SR Performance 35mm sway bar, so I will
    upgrade. I need bushings as it is, and $100 got me the rear 22mm and
    the front 35mm adjustable.

    02/25/18 - Single tube strut brace.
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    03/16/18 - Added my own trunk light.
    03/17/18 - LED Center Brake Light Mod.
    03/16/18 - Second Gauge Cluster Replacement - Same Problem (Brake/ABS/TCS MILs on)
    --------> Smail Acura Pulled this cluster out, put the 1st one back in and deferred to Smail Ford.
    03/19/18 - Decal Template Complete, On Order!
    03/23/18 - Third Gauge Cluster Replacement (With 49859 Mi), All Working, Even got a free key made.
    --------> Smail FORD Performed This Job, And It Was Done Correctly
    03/27/18 - HH OBDII Dongle w/Torque App For Android.
    04/05/18 - Accel Supercoil Installed.
    04/07/18 - Diablosport Predator U7145 Tuner (SOLD).
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    04/26/18 - Restored Upper Rad Support Brackets, Bolts, Headlight & Upper Bumper cover Bolts
    05/03/18 - Engine Bay Dress up; Stainless hex-bolts & anodized washers.
    05/04/18 - Spectre Performance Air intake Filter, Rear Side Marker LEDs, Trunk Lid Rear Facing Red LEDs
    05/07/18 - Rear tail LEDs, Reverse LEDs, Front Sidemarker & Signal LEDs
    05/14/18 - Finished Engine Bay Dress up, New 19mm Lug Nuts
    06/01/18 - Kicker SCS68 Door Speakers
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    06/14/18 - Cowl Fasteners Replaced With Stainless Bolts & Red Anodized Washers
    06/15/18 - License Plate Bolts Done w/Same As Engine bay
    06/18/18 - Shifter Bezel Painted & Lacquered, Brushed Aluminum Look
    06/21/18 - Shifter Center Cover Painted
    06/23/18 - Installed Dual 2.1A USB Port In Place Of Front Power Point
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    07/20/18 - Replaced Spark Plugs, Used NGK 7159 G-Power Platinum
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    09/15/18 - J&M Panhard Rod, & Diff gear oil change
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    09/29/18 - Prepped and Painted The Outside Of The EVAP System Rock Shield
    10/28/18 - BMR Panhard Brace
    10/28/18 - Front Wheel Bearings
    02/13/19 - New Battery
    05/02/19 - Trans Catch Hooked Up to Trans Vent
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    07/06/19 - Front Calipers, Brackets & Pads; Painted & Installed
    07/14/19 - Bought SR Performance Front 35mm and Rear 22mm Sway Bars, Front Adjustable
    ----------> Ordered rear bracket and all bushings, & have arrived.
    07/26/19 - Passenger Door (Rusted Out At Bottom) Replaced In Michigan (Bought Two Doors in Wayne, Michigan; From an '05 GT)
    ----------> Both doors would not fit in the car, so he put the passenger side one on. Also gave me rear sway bar mounting hardware.
    07/27/19 - Driver Door Replaced; Was Really Not Necessary, But I Got Both Done.
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  20. Iceman62

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    Cost depends on who/how it's done...guessing it can run from $1K to $5K overall for the swap. Here's CJ Pony's run-down & you can Google/watch videos all day to get the skinny - good luck!

    https://www.cjponyparts.com/resources/automatic-manual-transmission-conversion