• Tiny
  • blue bear
  • 2005 Ford Transit
  • 70,000 miles

When driving through my gears the engine seems to dip and peek and slow to build up a speed, the engine ticks over fine when in neutral. Driving in gear the vehicle is slow to build up a speed, the engine some times races and then dips, always driven without flooring the gas pedal. The engine ticks over fine without racing or stalling when in neutral. Its a diesel ford transit connect.

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Sunday, April 8th, 2012 AT 10:35 PM

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  • Tiny
  • DrCranknWrench
  • Expert
  • 3,458 posts

It slounds like the clutch packs or the torque converter is bad. It might be because a solenoid that actuates the clutches for different gers failed, but if it is slipping, you probably need a rebuild.
Take the car to a transmission shop as automtic transmission require specific knowledge and special tools. Repair shops will just send the transmission to a tranny shop any way and you will pay more maoney and you won't have contact with the transmission rebiulder.
AAMCO is overpriced and you can find a reputable tranmission shop near you by using the search engine on this site.

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Monday, April 9th, 2012 AT 2:08 AM

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