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 Post subject: EF I6 Auto Gearbox Issue
Posted: Thu Aug 11, 2005 2:26 pm 
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My gearbox is really weird. AFter being in my mates EL last night I noticed his gear changes were a hell of a lot smoother then mine usually are (EL I6 Auto).

sometimes (usually happens after I reverse out of somewhere like a parking spot) I will put it in D and accerlate nothing happens. It will rev to about 3-3.5k RPM then violently slam into 1st gear. I figued out a temp solution to this. Cuz I know when it happens I put it in neutral and then back into drive. Then it works.

Another issue is when I drive normally sometimes the gear changes are violent ie shake the car a little, not smooth. (Note sturggling to explain here). But only sometimes.

Is my gear box on its way to be f**k or what else is the issue?
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Posted: Thu Aug 11, 2005 2:29 pm 
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heheh mine does that

 

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 Post subject: Re: EF I6 Auto Gearbox Issue
Posted: Thu Aug 11, 2005 5:38 pm 
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twirqurky wrote:
My gearbox is really weird. AFter being in my mates EL last night I noticed his gear changes were a hell of a lot smoother then mine usually are (EL I6 Auto).

sometimes (usually happens after I reverse out of somewhere like a parking spot) I will put it in D and accerlate nothing happens. It will rev to about 3-3.5k RPM then violently slam into 1st gear. I figued out a temp solution to this. Cuz I know when it happens I put it in neutral and then back into drive. Then it works.

Another issue is when I drive normally sometimes the gear changes are violent ie shake the car a little, not smooth. (Note sturggling to explain here). But only sometimes.

Is my gear box on its way to be f**k or what else is the issue?


when was the last time you did a service? could be on its way out or maybe a lazy solenoid (typical)
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Posted: Thu Aug 11, 2005 8:42 pm 
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that was happening to my car. needs oil in it. might aswell get it serviced at the same time. but my machanic said just to put oil in it and test it for a couple of weeks and if the gearbox is still good then get it service cause you might of damage it by now and youll waste your money to service it then recodition it or get another one ..but its up to you..

 

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Posted: Thu Aug 11, 2005 8:59 pm 
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Need fluid or bands worn, Time for a service

 

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Posted: Fri Aug 12, 2005 1:17 pm 
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Gearbox fluid? Might book it in next week sometime then.
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Posted: Fri Aug 12, 2005 1:55 pm 
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twir, you have a dipstick .. have a look at its fluid when gearbox is about 5-10mins warm adn in park .. have a look then
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Posted: Fri Aug 12, 2005 2:27 pm 
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The gearbox has a dipstick? Sweet.

Where do I find it? I can jsut buy some gearbox fluid from Autobarn will that do the trick?
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Posted: Fri Aug 12, 2005 3:33 pm 
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The gearbox has a dipstick? Sweet.

Where do I find it? I can jsut buy some gearbox fluid from Autobarn will that do the trick?


all ef auto gearboxes have dip stick
should be near the firewall driver side with a orange or yellow poker on the top..

95LE Ford transmission fluid you want, ford likes to be diff and have its own fluid. dont get the wrong one.. its about $8-10 at a shell or whatever servo too
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Posted: Mon Aug 15, 2005 1:05 am 
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fuzion wrote:
all ef auto gearboxes have dip stick
should be near the firewall driver side with a orange or yellow poker on the top..

This is not true. Seems mid way through the EF series, ford removed the dip stick from the auto's as in their mind the owners were overfilling them causing problems.. I don't quite agree with fords viewpoint and wish they kept the dipstick :)

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Posted: Mon Aug 15, 2005 1:16 pm 
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ItchiOne wrote:
fuzion wrote:
all ef auto gearboxes have dip stick
should be near the firewall driver side with a orange or yellow poker on the top..

This is not true. Seems mid way through the EF series, ford removed the dip stick from the auto's as in their mind the owners were overfilling them causing problems.. I don't quite agree with fords viewpoint and wish they kept the dipstick :)

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series 1 ef had it and SOME efII but they phased it out on efII up
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Posted: Tue Aug 16, 2005 12:27 am 
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My work car, EFII doesn't have one.

come to think of it.. neither does my EL ;)

 

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Posted: Tue Aug 16, 2005 12:43 am 
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yeah, mine either. i wish it did cause i'm problems with my 'box too.
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Posted: Tue Aug 16, 2005 3:03 am 
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come to think of it.. neither does my EL ;)


smart a***!! :lol:

 

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Posted: Thu Aug 18, 2005 2:58 pm 
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My EF is a series one Im pretty sure so I should ahve it.
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