'02 F150 SuperCrew - 1st Gear Slipping
A couple weeks ago, my truck started to slip a bit in first gear, particularly when the temperature outside was below freezing. I checked fluid, looked good and it wasn't burnt, plus when I let the truck warm up for a while before driving, the problem was lessened.
However, within a matter of days, the slipping got so bad, I can barely get from 1st to second gear. If I hit the gas hard to try to get it up to where it will get into second, sometimes it gets an awful grinding/buzzing sound. Stops when I left off the gas.
Works good on all other gears, except first.
I'm figuring the tranny is toast and am looking to buy a used one since the engine has 190k on it. For that matter, how many miles do these 4.6L's last for? It's an '02 with 190,000 which means it has had a lot of highway miles (I got it from my mother who owned the vehicle for about 4 years and it was already around 160,000 when she got it - over 30,000 miles/yr). The engine runs real well, has no leaks, running synthetic. Thoughts?
Would Lucas products help limp it along a little longer till I get the "new" tranny in or is that a waste of time/money?
Also, is it possible it is something else is wrong? Instead of a tranny R/R?