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I was unable to shift gears in my F150 This happened over night. I subsequently took it to a transmission shop to have it repaired, they replaced the slave cylinder, clutch set and turned the fly wheel. This solved that problem BUT since leaving the shop I discovered that the truck would not hold speed going up hill, regardless of being in 2nd, 3rd, or 4th gears. The engine would suddenly drop 1000 or 2000 rpms then after down shifting It would gradually speed up then repeat the issue all over again. Could this have something to do with the vehicle speed sensor? or something the mechanic failed to re connect or install correctly?

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Most likely.. some garages do sloppy work in a hurry for a high turnover of jobs..you need to check all the wiring at that shop..make the mechanic show you what he did by pointing it out if the repair was just recently.. make sure all the under-truck harness is connected and all hoses as well.. make them take you in the shop with the truck raised up and show this stuff to you..dont take no for an answer after all YOU PAID FOR IT!!!! good luck...it may be an inconvienience but so is the resulting issues...good luck...

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SOURCE: 2000 VW Jetta squealing when shifting from 2-3rd and hard shift down when going up hill

hi if its just second to thrid then the clutch is slipping on thrid gear look at the boxes oil level is important but look at the colour is it red and tranperant as this is ok if its brown its a sign of the clutches slipping i would try a stall test on thrid gear first and if its ok second gear [manually] see is the engine stalls at the correct rpm if you thinkabout it imagine you are in thrid gear in a manuual box and suddenly drop into second it would be hard shifting it could also be a faulty thrid gear solenoid yates210456

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SOURCE: 01 Chrysler T&C Transmission Problem 3.3L engine

try having the transmission module re-flashed.

Posted on Mar 14, 2009

SOURCE: transmission won't shift to 2nd and 3rd gears goes from 1st to 4th.

Doesn't sound like a simple fix. I would suggest having it serviced.

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SOURCE: Auto Transmission wont shift out of 2nd gear

find a new mechanic

Posted on May 21, 2009

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SOURCE: Hang up in third gear loss of power

Hi All

I have a s40 1.9d / 2000 plate,
In the last month or so the car loses revs when changing up to 3rd and 4th gear, I can only get 50 mph max in 3rd gear 80mp in 4th.
The car has just clocked 185,000 miles
Its a great car but a pai at the moment, I've had a service including fuel fillter change added fuel cleaners to the deilsel all to no avail


Any suggestions

Posted on Feb 12, 2010

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