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When in Drive it won't change gears unless you let off the gas I can put it in Reverse and it goes into that with no problems. It will shift when it's in Drive but only when I let my foot off the gas.

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No year stated so if older than a 1005 check for a vacumn pipe from gearbox to inlet manifold and if this is perished then it will not change gear except at high RPM or letting foot of the throttle as you describe

Posted on Mar 12, 2011

  • reeves826 Mar 12, 2011

    Sorry I thought I had the year it's a 1995 Ford Econoline work van. Thanks for your help and I hope you have a great weekend.

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    Colin Stickland Mar 13, 2011

    well it poured with rain yesterday but today the sun is out and its a truely nice mediteranian do so iam not answewring questions today but going to classic vehicle rally in alicante .A fine place for all the old motors and a even older old mechanic who can remember working on them

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