Originally Posted by Ntowns9978
If anyone could help I would appreciate it. I recently was driving my Ford today when just as I got around the corner from my home my transmission began to slip and run really rough as I drove forward and hesitated. It acted as if it was having problems changing into gears. I checked the transmission fluid on the dip stick and it showed that it was in the cold area. The dip stick reads cold, hot and do not add. I went to the local automotive store and they said to add transmission fluid. I added just a little less than half through the dip stick area. As I drove it again the over drive light began to blink off and on. When I put the vehicle in reverse and drive, it runs smooth. Anyone have any idea what may be causing this? Please help! Hoping it's not a rebuild and may be just a sensor.
I know exactly what your going through, It just happened to me last week. I have a 04 Lariat 5.4L, and it's in the hop now. I was driving down the highway and I felt my gears slipping. My OD light went flashing. It just got worse about a half hour from my house. I had plenty of rpm and no push from the rear. It would catch and then go, so I just got it home after kicking the crap out of the transmission. ( don't recommend driving it while that going on ). I got it towed to my local machine shop.
It's the torque converter...... Get it in the shop ASAP before you start racking up the $$$$
I trashed the transmission, Burt out all the gears, cracks and pcs of metal everywhere. It's not pretty boys.
I had my transmission rebuilt about 3 months ago and the guy who did it didn't change out the converter so what ever pcs of metal were in the went back in to the gears. He's a piece of work, anyways it's being rebuilt now.