Australian Car Repair Issues? Ask an Auto Mechanic for Answers ASAP
I am sorry that you have not been helped yet. I just came online and saw your question
If you start it in low gear and manually move the shifter up thru the gears does it shift normally?
Have any repairs or tests been done at all on this in the last 5yrs to correct it or has Ford refused to even do tests on it
Please remember that I am not there and therefore may need to ask for additional information at times
I suspect that the either as you suspect a fault with the clutch packs or possibly a faulty 4th gear pressure switch, which would cause same symptoms
Ok, if you have a phone that records, take for a drive and record the noise, then upload to youtube and post the link here for me to hear it. Noises can be a bit deceptive and hearing it is the best way to diagnose it.
For schematics, I need the 17 digit vin number