That is downright fascinating. What was that thing? I sure hope no one had to replace a transmission that haf this problem
I would try looking under the airbox. It would be much easier to remove. Just a handful of screws and removing a few tubes. Then it just pops right up. I would look for anything lodged in the way of the counter weight, like in the pictures I posted.Hello,
I've been having the same issues as others here. After some hard braking it wont go into the upper row of gears.
I saw where someone suggested that one remove the drivers side console panel and check the linkage there. How do you do that?
I see where there is a plastic, um, nut??? that pins the forward section down but how do you get the rest out?
Also is the airbox hard to get off? I can check that too and see if there is any issue there.
Glad you are fixed. Did your service guy give any reason why it looked so bad? Motor mounts have anything to do with it? Did you get mounts replaced with your new trans?I had been having the same issue where after driving down a bumpy country road, my ST would not shit into the 1st, 3rd, or 5th. It went away after 20 minutes of driving but then happened again for 15 minutes a month later. Then two weeks later (last week), it started popping out of 2nd gear. That lasted for a few days, so I took it in to the dealer. They called yesterday, and said that the transaxle was badly damaged but Ford would be replacing it under warranty. The bumpy road that it all started on really wasn't anything worse than what people drive on all the time, and the three times that things started happening, I was not driving aggressively at all. If anyone starts having these same issues, you should take it in right away. It is covered by warranty, the guy from the service department said that it looked really bad. My car is an ST3 that was built last October.