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park to drive delay

Discussion in 'Ford Trucks' started by cat10, Jan 7, 2013.

  1. cat10

    cat10 Senior Member
    Messages: 214

    i got a 08 f350 diesel and when i go from park to drive its like a 5 second delay and then it jerks into gear. But when i go from park to reverse its fine. just wanted to know if anyone else had this problem before. thanks
     
  2. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    That's electronics for you.
     
  3. cat10

    cat10 Senior Member
    Messages: 214

    yes i hate electronics
     
  4. suzuki0702

    suzuki0702 Senior Member
    Messages: 649

    id take it to a trannie shop pretty quickly.. could avert a serious problem
     
  5. cat10

    cat10 Senior Member
    Messages: 214

    it went to the ford dealership and they did a tranny flush and that did nothin so they told me to drive it for like 200 miles then bring it back to them so i can spend so more ******** amount of money
     
  6. coldcoffee

    coldcoffee Senior Member
    Messages: 776

    Sounds like a diesel shop I've used...We don't have the time to conduct a proper diagnosis, but we have plenty of time to keep throwing parts at it until something sticks...or until it does something more breaks...then we'll have a better idea. My last time w/ them after replacing almost every engine sensor, they eventually discovered the engine harness had melted & took out the CFM.

    I now use a good private electronics specialist, who will usually identify the problem within an hour or less. In fact, I later learned that the dealers take their problem child's to them when they can't figure it out. When I questioned the mechanic as to why that was...He said I'll put it as politely as I can "Dealer mechanics are basically parts changers, we on the other hand are specialists". He also told me...had I brought my truck to them for the harness issue, they would have rebuilt the harness & routed it in a better way so the problem never happens again. It also would have been done in 3-4 days, instead of the 3.5 weeks it took the other guys.
     
  7. SharpBlades

    SharpBlades Senior Member
    Messages: 366

    I'm no expert, but it sounds like you might need the bands adjusted... take it to a tranny shop, forget the dealer.
     
  8. dfd9

    dfd9 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,475

    Find a good tranny shop and loose the dealer.
     
  9. Shop's Lawn

    Shop's Lawn Senior Member
    Messages: 147

    Unhook the battery so the truck is getting no power for a few minutes and then try it out. resets the computer.
     
  10. cat10

    cat10 Senior Member
    Messages: 214

    went back to the dealer today and they say i need a new tranny and they wont cover it cuz it has never been serviced so make sure u service ur tannys guys
     
  11. SharpBlades

    SharpBlades Senior Member
    Messages: 366

    Forget the dealer. Get a second opinion at a tranny shop.
     
  12. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Back the bus up here. How many miles,still under warranty?
     
  13. cat10

    cat10 Senior Member
    Messages: 214

    ya i know its going to a tranny shop saturday
     
  14. cat10

    cat10 Senior Member
    Messages: 214

    i have a 5year 100000 powertrain warranty and its only got 81k on the tuck
     
  15. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Tell them to fix it or you'll be on the horn to Ford.

    What service is recommend from 0 to 81k on it?
     
  16. They have to cover it. If you have it from new the dealer was to tell you when it needed to be serviced.
     
  17. cat10

    cat10 Senior Member
    Messages: 214

    i havent had it new from the dealer im the 3rd owner never been serviced by the dealer
     
  18. Shop's Lawn

    Shop's Lawn Senior Member
    Messages: 147

    wait a min - 2008 correct? I thought ford says not a serviceable part anymore. Reason why no trans dipstick is under hood? my 08 expedition 5.4 dont have one and local ford dealer says not serviceable, change out when bad.
     
  19. beanz27

    beanz27 Senior Member
    Messages: 984

    Wait hold on. It doesn't have a dipstick for the trans? As in you cannot change the fluid? Thats dumber then hell.
     
  20. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    My Caravan is the same way ,no dipstick.Needs to be checked at the dealer. I'm sure you can buy one.