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Old 08-28-2006, 05:22 PM   #1
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My 2002 E450 V-10 does well when driving on flat ground. When I start up a hill it shifts down a gear but it sounds like the transmission is slowly catching up to the speed of the engine. Since this is my first ford, and first automatic since my 56 chevy 350 turbo, I was wondering if this is something normal or do I need to get the transmission fixed. The fluid looks normal red color and doesn't have a burnt smell.
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My 2002 E450 V-10 does well when driving on flat ground. When I start up a hill it shifts down a gear but it sounds like the transmission is slowly catching up to the speed of the engine. Since this is my first ford, and first automatic since my 56 chevy 350 turbo, I was wondering if this is something normal or do I need to get the transmission fixed. The fluid looks normal red color and doesn't have a burnt smell.
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Sounds like it could be the torque converter and not shifting to a lower gear. This sounds like the same thing my Ford does. It has been a very good transmission with 77,000 miles now on our Coachmen Class C.
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So what did you have to do? From your post it sounds like it is something normal?
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Do you only get this sound when going up and down hills could it be your fan kicking in that you hear. If you give it the gas on the flats does your trans shutter or just shift smoothly.
Maybe your fan.
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I think that might be what I am hearing. I just have never heard a fan like that before. It doesn't slip on the flats. Shifts really smooth. Have wondered if I should get a Transcommand from Banks to save my tranny.
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The trans may help with your shifting up grades and overdrive. Call Banks tech line and they will give you the info to help you. You should be able to install yourself with there help if needed.
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