2001 Ford Escape Problems with newly rebuilt transmission a

Tiny
BRALDEN
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  • 2001 FORD ESCAPE
  • 6 CYL
  • 4WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 151,000 MILES
I just replaced my transmission and torque coverter with ones from Ebay User: Ameritranz. Item # 220538909824. Everything went well except that I forgot to prime the TC upon installation. I looked it up in google and some trans. Experts seemed to think I would be ok because the TC would fill imediatly after start up. I would just have to pay attention and add fluid imediatly when needed. After many hours of hard labor the trans and TC are replaced but now I have more problems. In reverse, on jack stands the wheels move but on the ground, the wheels do not move much at all, only slipping. In drive, on the ground, you must rev it and then it kicks into gear but it slips a lot to move the vehicle. In Second, same thing but a little less slipping. In first, same thing, but less slipping and bangs a little harder into gear when reving. Once you rev it a little and it goes into gear, it almost feels normal. I did make sure the TC was fully seated by measuring. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Tuesday, October 12th, 2010 AT 10:03 AM

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Tiny
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Hi Bralden, Welocme to 2carpros and TY for the donation

The transmission is slipping bad-you need to bring it in and have it pressure tested to find out what's going on. Try this check and test the transmission range sensor if its checks out-bring it in
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Tuesday, October 12th, 2010 AT 12:01 PM
Tiny
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I checked the trans. Fluid pressure with my fuel pressure testor. I used the line that runs on the outside of the trans to the radiator. I dont think it matters which one since they are in series right. I got 8 psi on start up and when I was reving up to 2000-3000rpm I got more. After heating up for 3-4min it dropped to 5 or 6 psi naturally I guess since the fluid is hotter.
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Tuesday, October 12th, 2010 AT 4:52 PM
Tiny
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That was 5 or 6 PSI at idle.
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Tuesday, October 12th, 2010 AT 4:53 PM
Tiny
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Forgot to tell you. It was late at night and forgot to plug the drive axle speed sensor in. I plugged it in before the pressure test. That still did not seem to effect anything. All of the pressure readings were taken in Park. Should I try taking the pressure readings in the other gears. Is this possibly another valve body problem. If so it will be a serious pain on this truck because it is located on the front of the trans. And there is almost no room. Pardon me my question mark key does not work on my bran new computer.
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Tuesday, October 12th, 2010 AT 5:17 PM
Tiny
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Sir-its not done like that-there's a special equipment to do it -it pressurize the transmission-you need to bring it in to tranny shop. I cannot tell you exactly what's the problem but they will-for who knows could be a torque converter problem
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Tuesday, October 12th, 2010 AT 5:42 PM
Tiny
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Ok I guess I will tow it there tomorrow. I'll keep you updated.
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Tuesday, October 12th, 2010 AT 5:58 PM
Tiny
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TY-I normally check the valve body and then the torque converter-still don't work I'll get another tranny
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Tuesday, October 12th, 2010 AT 6:00 PM
Tiny
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Yes, I will. I have All data, On demand, and On demand transmisson. I will check and see what I can find. Is there any transmission specialists on this site. This trans. Is very problematic. Some people report replacing it three times! If I take it out and put it back again, I dont want any more problems. Im fed up with this thing. I will probably sell it asap if the trans. Ever works again!
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Tuesday, October 12th, 2010 AT 8:41 PM
Tiny
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I'm terribly sorry sir-this is as far as I can take you-Good Luck
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Tuesday, October 12th, 2010 AT 9:44 PM

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