TRANSMISSION WON'T SHIFT

  • Tiny
  • drunge
  • 1996 Ford F-150
  • 110,000 miles

Just put a rebuilt 4.6 in my son's '96 f-150. Engine starts, but transmission won't engage in any gear. What did I do wrong?

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Saturday, June 23rd, 2012 AT 10:28 PM

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  • Tiny
  • ASEMaster6371
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I know this is a stupid question but you did hook up the converter?

Do you have the right amount of fluid in the tran?

Is the linkeage hooked up on the trans?

Roy

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Sunday, June 24th, 2012 AT 3:43 PM
  • Tiny
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Converter is connected, linkage is hooked up, and we added tranny fluid (2 quarts) in afterward. The level appears to be ok.

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Monday, June 25th, 2012 AT 7:01 PM
  • Tiny
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Sounds like something broke. Did you have the converter out?

Roy

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Monday, June 25th, 2012 AT 11:16 PM
  • Tiny
  • drunge
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Converter was not removed, I believe that it was in secureley when we bolted the converter to the flywheel. Did not require extra force to fit the engine to the tranny case. We are wondering though, if the converter punched into the pump when we re-installed. Trans. Guy looking at it tomorrow. Thanks for all of your suggestions, guys! I really appreciate it. Dave

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Wednesday, June 27th, 2012 AT 4:31 PM
  • Tiny
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I bet your issue is at the converter

good luck

Roy

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Thursday, June 28th, 2012 AT 12:43 AM
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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.)

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Monday, July 2nd, 2012 AT 6:28 PM
  • Tiny
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It happens, the ears on the converter are very fragile

Roy

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Tuesday, July 3rd, 2012 AT 12:04 AM

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