Hi. 1972 F250 Camper Special/Explorer 4x2 P/U w/390cid with C6 trans. that's stuck in/starts out in second gear...no downshift to 1st when stopping, and no up-shift to 3rd at 60 mph. No kick-down w/WOT and feels like brakes fully applied w/manual 1st/low selected. I've verified shift linkage adjustment (manual valve not allowing fluid flow to multiple passages), fluid was not burnt or discolored, and throttle linkage/valve is ok. I suspected two gears engaged simultaneously based on 1st gear (no forward motion) manual selection, so I thoroughly disassembled the valve body to sand all valves and bores...Obviously resulting in new fluid and filter as well. Vacuum modulator was also replaced due to fluid leak at seam...good vacuum supply. I adjusted the intermediate band to specs. of 10ft/lbs then back off 1 turn. I have not performed any hydraulic pressure tests for lack of accurate gauges. I did notice that the 2-3 shift timing valve and spring were missing upon dis-assembly, but I was working with a 1970 manual and it may have been deleted. CK - ASE/TOYOTA Master Tech
Country: United StatesMake: FordModel: F250 Pickup 4x2Year: 1972Engine: 390
Hi, I am a professional certified mechanic, with an engineering background, and 35+ years experience. I will do my best to assist you. At Just Answer the deposit you pay is not payment to the Expert, I only get paid if you click on accept, we receive no other pay. I don't know if you are a pro or a novice so we may have to fine tune the answer. I only know as much about your problem as you have told me in your post, so my answer will be based on what you have posted. Feel free to add any additional info you feel is needed. If you are satisfied with the answer, and feel you can leave a positive feedback please click on accept. I don't get paid unless you do. Look I know you are not even going to want to hear this, but you probably already have a good idea, so here we go. There is no easy answer for this one. Normally a problem like this would be in the valve body, but you have been through the valve body. If it was mine I would be tempted to install another valve body. Sometimes valve body's just have problems you cant see. From there I would suspect a stuck governor might be part of the problem, its under the tail housing. I have found that many times when a transmission has overly strange symptoms that there is often more than one problem. I would also recommend that you get an ATSG manual and perform the air checks, and go over the valve body with their diagrams. The ATSG trans repair manuals are the gold standard that all trans pros use. I will post a link HERE for ATSG, I cant overstress how good these are they have gotten me out of dozens on tough auto trans problems. These manuals are far better than the factory repair manuals for transmissions. When it is all said and done you might have this trans laying out on a table looking for the problem, the air checks and inspecting the governor, or replacing the valve body might allow you to locate the problem without going through all of that. If you have any more questions I am here to help. Good luck, and Thanks for using Just Answer.I hope this helps, 100% satisfaction is my goal. Just Answer is here to serve you. If the answer is not clear, please let me know what additional help you need, and I will assist you further. When you're satisfied, click on the green accept button. I don't get paid unless you do. A bonus and positive feedback are always appreciated, good luck and Thanks.