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I bought a 97 F150 4.6l 4x4. It was running fine, no slipping, no noises. Now it won't shift out of second gear. I have been told the entire transmission needs to be rebuilt. I've also been told it may be a shift solenoid. Any suggestions or advice would be welcome.
2nd gear is a good clue for "limp mode." Mine was stuck in limp mode last summer and would start of in 2nd gear, then shift to fourth at 4500 rpm, completely skipping third gear. Overdrive would then be sensitive, coming in and out sparatically(sp).
i have the same problem my 1990 automatic 3 speed transmission will go into 1st and 2nd gear but will not even try to go into 3rd? is there anyway you can fix just that one gear or do you have to rebuild the hole thing?
Pick you up a chiltons. Manual and it will show you. $25 at any respectable parts store. If its a valve body issue it can be corrected without a total rebuild. Also check your fuses! I've seen crazy things happen over a blown fuse!