Problem with transmission

Tiny
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  • 2007 FORD E-SERIES VAN
  • 38,000 MILES
Hi
i have a 2007 e-150 ford van with only 38,000 miles on it, with I believe a 4r75w or 4r70w transmission. The problem started yesterday. Goin in reverse, it would go, but as soon as you take the foot of the gas, it would stop immediatly, plus very difficult until it would start rolling, I think this is called engine breaking. Also, in Park, reving the engine, the trans makes a very strang noise, and wants to creep up (move forward) with more gas you give it. Neutral does the same thing. When I drive the van, it seems like it switches gears fine, and does not make any noise, but the OD light does not show when you press the button. I did check the fluid, nice and red/pink color no smell at all. No leaks under the car, and the trans is totally dry all around. I do not show a check engine light on
This morning my friend came over with his scanner and hooked it up to my van's plug. It showed no codes of anything wrong
Has anyone have any idea what might be wrong with the trans?
Has anyone ever experienced anything like this?
My friend seems to think it might be a selenoid problem, I sort of think it might be a shifting problem, but I am no machanic.
Any suggestions sure would be appreciated
thanks
Mark
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Sunday, May 6th, 2012 AT 12:58 PM

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Tiny
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There are no codes for a seized clutch pack. That is basic hydraulics.

You have a seized clutch pack. Check and see if you have any warranty left on the trans as it will have to come out and be overhauled.

Roy
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Sunday, May 6th, 2012 AT 1:01 PM
Tiny
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Thanks
this does not sound good. I don't think there is any warranty left. I will check tomorrow
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Sunday, May 6th, 2012 AT 1:05 PM
Tiny
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With a siesed clutch pack, the fluid would remain in good shape?
No smell, no darkness of burning
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Sunday, May 6th, 2012 AT 1:14 PM
Tiny
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It could. The piston could be seized holding the clutch applied. It will fry the clutches and you will see the fluid change. I assume this just happened.

Roy
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Sunday, May 6th, 2012 AT 1:36 PM
Tiny
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What would cause this to happen on such low miles? And yes, this just started to happen 2 days ago. I take it it is not a wise thing to drive the van in this condition. I haven't other than going around the block for my friend to help to figure out what is wrong
i thank you very much for you help
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Sunday, May 6th, 2012 AT 1:46 PM
Tiny
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The cause will be determined when it is removed and inspected but in most cases it is not a driver issue but an internal issue.

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Sunday, May 6th, 2012 AT 2:32 PM
Tiny
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I am a second owner of this vehicle, would you happen to know if it would still be under warranty?
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Sunday, May 6th, 2012 AT 2:38 PM
Tiny
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I am not the manufacturer. You need to call a ford dealer and give them the vin number and they can tell if there is any warranty left on the vehicle.

Did you transfer the factory warranty when you bought it?

Roy
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Sunday, May 6th, 2012 AT 2:42 PM
Tiny
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Thank you for all your help
Mark
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Sunday, May 6th, 2012 AT 2:49 PM
Tiny
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Good luck, hope they help you out

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Sunday, May 6th, 2012 AT 2:52 PM
Tiny
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By mistake, I added about a pint of merc3, would this cause my problem?
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Sunday, May 6th, 2012 AT 3:54 PM
Tiny
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Nope

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Sunday, May 6th, 2012 AT 4:41 PM
Tiny
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Asumming it's a siezed forward clutch, any way of unseizing it by external means, such as pulling the pan and valve body
Is this a common problem, for transmission with only 38,000 miles. What cause the clutches to seize?
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Sunday, May 6th, 2012 AT 8:38 PM
Tiny
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The cause will be determined when it is removed and inspected but in most cases it is not a driver issue but an internal issue.

I copied the post I did prior to your question. No, it cannot be un seized. It will have to come out. Sorry, I know you dont want to hear that but it is the reality of the repair.

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Sunday, May 6th, 2012 AT 8:46 PM
Tiny
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Thanks, any idea what cost should run, if I remove the trans take it to a shop and replace it myself, with a fiend? I already have slready remoced and installed 2 transmissions, I do not feel good about doing internal work on a transmission
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Sunday, May 6th, 2012 AT 9:28 PM
Tiny
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Yes you can but if you find a shop to do it, there will be no warranty expressed or implied.

The cost could be from 1800-2500 depending on hard parts required.

Roy
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Sunday, May 6th, 2012 AT 10:04 PM
Tiny
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Hey guys sorry to rain on your parade, but I have the same year cargo van and its making the same issue
What really gonna fix the problem its real cheap and for some VERY EASY ok now, First the part its a lock that usually get broken
it cost around 3 dlls to 10 dlls depends on your tranny store
ok now that will fix the problem going into reverse, the thing is that when its in park or neutral it make a noise and when putting into drive or reverse its stops the noise
If you have tools and time to do it remove the tranny and open it
you dont have to mess with the gears and such. Just go way back and install the new lock
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