I HAVE A PROBLEM THAT HAPPENS RANDOMLY THUS NO ...
2006 Ford F-150
October, 25, 2012 AT 3:39 AM
I have a problem that happens randomly thus no repair shop can help because they can't reproduce and diagnose. I'll be driving along < 40 mph when I hear a sudden grinding noise like brakes on rotors (not braking). I pull over and within a few seconds, there is a lurch of the vehicle like something releases (or engages? Transmission?) And all is well. It is happening more frequently, but still random!
I WAS GONNA LOOK UP A PART AT A PARTS STORE--BUT I DO NOT KNOW YOUR TRUCK'S FULL NOMENCLATURE OR ENGINE SIZE
I WAS GONNA INVESTIGATE WHAT KIND OF TORQUE CONVERTER YOU HAVE
RECKON YOUR A HEARING THE NOISE SORTA CENTER, JUST UNDER THE DASH AND UNDER THE TRUCK?
MY FORMER GIRLFRIEND HAD A MUSTANG--THE LOCK UP TORQUE CONVERTER MADE NOISES---THEN ONE DAY IT LOCKED UP AND REMAINED THAT WAY
AFTER A LITTLE INVESTIGATION AND SEVERAL TRANNY SHOPS WHO SAID THE TRANNY HAD TO BE REBUILTI FOUND ONE WHO WAS REALLY SURE THAT THE TORQUE CONVERTER WAS THE ISSUE. HE ORDERED ME THE REPLACEMENT UPGRADE---$99, SOME TRANNY JUICE AND A FILTER, MAYBE 5 HOURS OF "MY LABOR". ALL WAS WELL!
October, 27, 2012 AT 3:24 AM
Sorry about the lack of details. 2006 f-150 XLT with a 5.4L V8. After your reply, I've had similar suggestions on the Torque Converter, or even the solenoid. I've also been told it is a possibility the plugs or coil are throwing off the timing, or that I may need to add some friction modifier. Your thoughts? I'm going to have a look at it this weekend.
October, 27, 2012 AT 4:10 AM
MODIFIER AIN'T GONNA HURT NUTHIN', RECKON IT'S WORTH A TRY
THAT LURCHIN' MIGHT BE A SIGN THAT HE'S READY TO BE TRADED OFF FOR A REAL JEEP