Originally Posted by Alex98
Occasionally this will happen to me, and it gets worse as the trans gets older. It seems pretty normal to me.
Please. This is pure unadulterated BS. There is no excuse for this. Ford bean counters / engineers have cut corners. There is no excuse for this. People with 2007's are experiencing the same problems that should have been fixed 10 years ago.
I have driven PLENTY of standard vehicles with 250plus k on them and had easier shifting than people with rangers with less than 100k on them. No excuses Ford WTF!
I too had unshifting pleasure of my 02 edge. I stuck in a new slave and bench bled the master. It is now 10x better than it was. I couldn't even get it into 4th from a dead stop. Now she slides into 2 then I stick it in 1. I think my master is on its way out as I can see some fluid around where the rod sits (at the edges of the piston).
First things first. Step one would be to bench bleed it. Look it up on youtube. There is a video with a dude that shows u how to do it. Do that. It just may solve your issue altogether. If still nfg. Then trannys gotta come down :(
Ohhhh. Actually before u do that. Remove the inspection cover on the tranny (the rubber plug). Grab a light and look in at the slave. If she's wet. Don't bother with the bench bleed now. Go to ford and buy yourself a new slave as yours' is f'd.
For bench bleeding. I kept pushing on the rod. I hear squishy sound equals AIR in there. Gotta tap it with a screwdriver and watch the bubbles float up to the resivoir. Keep bleeding till tis all gone. I was surprised at how much air was in there. Then when u reinstall it make sure there's no air in your resivoir as if there is and it goes back into the master. Well everything u did was a waste of time.
Good luck. And oh yeah ford.... Thanks for dropping the ball buddy.