Mechanics

TRANSMISSION WON'T SHIFT

1996 Ford F-150 • 110,000 miles

I just installed a rebuilt engine in my son's 1996 f-150, now transmission won't shift into any gear. What did I do wrong?
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Drunge
June 23, 2012.



Auto or Manual?

Rasmataz
Jun 23, 2012.
Automatic.

Tiny
Drunge
Jun 23, 2012.
Did you drain it during the repair and if you did, how much fluid did you refill?

Roy

ASEMaster6371
Jun 24, 2012.
HERE'S A STUPID ONE

DID YOU RECONNECT THE LINKAGE?

HAVE YOU STUCK YOU HEAD UNDER THERE TO SEE IF IT MOVES WHEN ACTIVATED?

YEAH.I SAID IT WAS STUPID

THE MEDIC

Tiny
CJ MEDEVAC
Jun 24, 2012.
Linkage is connected and it moves when the shifter is moved. Did not drain the tranny when we replaced the engine, we did lose some fluid, but put 2 quarts back in afterward and the level appears to be fine.

Tiny
Drunge
Jun 25, 2012.
When you put 2 Qts in-was the tranny nice and hot and checked in all gears? If so best bring it in and have the pressures checked-

Rasmataz
Jun 25, 2012.
Took it in to the transmission shop. Apparently we accidentally stabbed the pump with the torque converter. : ( Anyway, $1800 later should be good as new! Thanks for the suggestions. Matt (son.)

Tiny
Mdacrunge
Jul 2, 2012.