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I have a E-350 superduty cargo van.The transmission shutters between drive and overdrive at about 90kms and sometimes between 2nd and drive when going up hill.Its like it cant decide what gear to be in.It has a 5.4l with a 185 000kms.Any ideas?

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Check your transmission sensor, fuses and finally your transmission fluid

Posted on Dec 02, 2012

  • Rod Smith Dec 02, 2012

    Thanks will try

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i have a 1996 wind star van the over drive light is flashing and it downshifts sometime it seems like it is in over drive when you take off. is there a censor on the transmission that needs replaced

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SOURCE: 2003 chevy silverado will not shift into drive or overdrive.

transmission shift solenoid is stuck open this is a common vehicle issue in automatics and not particular to any make or model vehicle 15 dollar part and arm and leg for labor if taken in

heres an idea to try
take out the transmission filter and replace with new one make sure to take not of any metal debry in trans pan this indicates the trans had sheered its gears down and a trans rebuild is needed
the transfilter needs to be changed at a certain milage interval they can get clogged up
there is a kit you buy for your truck at any parts store
its an easy change hour of time unbolt trans pan unbolt trans filter and put new one in
kit comes with new seals less than an hour you can do it yourself

to overdrive you would feel a difference in shift badley if it was that something to keep in mind

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Have you ever changed the transmission fluid flush and replaced the transmission filter?

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SOURCE: 88 s10 pickup truck will not shift from 3rd gear to overdrive

need more info i had a 1984 chevy half ton and first, second, and third worked fine but lock up didnt work. the problem was there was no vacum at a switch under the hood on the fire wall also your shift linkage could be out of adjustment. try driving down the road and raise up a little on the shifter.

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Yes, it could very well be a bad transmission.

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