2002 V6 Automatic Issue Going Into Gear
About a month a ago a new issue has developed. It often took 2-3 attempts of moving the shift lever into D back to N and back to D in order to get forward gears in the 5r44e.
I am fairly certain that it is not the transmission itself. I serviced it when I got the truck. The fluid looked alright then. The truck also drives great.
I am worried that I will be stuck somewhere with no forward movement.
I have examined the shift cable and checked the torx bolts under the dash that are a common issue.
My thought was that it is the the unit know by the following names, transmission range sensor, MLPS, or neutral saftey switch. I replaced it with a BWD unit. Everything was fine for a couple weeks and now yesterday the same problem returned, but I also had no reverse. After retrying a few times it engaged.
This issue only seems to occur when the truck has been parked all night and its cold outside. Usually, I'll back out into the street and have trouble getting it into Drive. So, reverse usually works before the problem occurs.
Last edited by TXxlt; 12-19-2014 at 01:05 PM.