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06 F-250 test drive, first time 3/4 ton

Discussion in 'Ford Trucks' started by lagwagon, Aug 8, 2011.

  1. lagwagon

    lagwagon Member
    Messages: 50

    Test drove an 06 F-250 XLT V8with 170,000KM's, transmission seemed smooth except... is it normal for when selecting reverse to feel a very slight bump in these trucks or should it be just as smooth as sliding into drive?

  2. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Lot of miles in 5 years about 110,000 miles.
  3. Pinky Demon

    Pinky Demon PlowSite.com Addict
    from Ohio
    Messages: 1,121

    Normal to feel a slight bump in Reverse and when shifting to drive.
  4. pooleo8

    pooleo8 Senior Member
    Messages: 271

    thats prolly just the driveshaft rolling and the gears "clunking"
  5. lagwagon

    lagwagon Member
    Messages: 50

    So nothing to worry about then? I'll have to test drive another F-250 to compare. First time.

  6. wizardsr

    wizardsr PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,584

    The 5 speed torqueshift goes into reverse quick, not like the mushiness of the older 4 speed 4r100. Gotta be careful plowing with them too, and make sure you're at a complete stop and no wheels are spinning when you put it in reverse, whereas the 4r100 was a lot more forgiving. They're the worst when the truck is cold and the engine is idling high, my V10 damn near chirps the tires when you put it in reverse cold, done it since new, and it has 119k on it now with no tranny issues to date.
  7. blk90s13

    blk90s13 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,157

    Miles is a bit high my 00 powerstroke got 150k on it and the slight bump when selecting shifts is normal
  8. MickiRig1

    MickiRig1 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,617

    I drive them all, that's normal. A hesatation going into reverse is a problem. Even then, it takes a long time for the transmission to die.