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I am helping a friend repair their damaged 2005 F150 5.4l.

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I am helping a friend repair their damaged 2005 F150 5.4l. The center support bearing on the drive shaft broke while they where driving, causing the shaft to drop to the ground. The front portion of the shaft severely damaged back half of the transmission. Both the drive shaft assembly and transmission where replaced with used parts. After installing everything the trans went into limp mode, and threw a p0720 code. I swapped the output speed sensor with the one origanlly in the truck and cleared the codes. This got rid of the code. Now the dash light is off and no codes are showing. My problem is that the the car feels like it is still in limp mode. When pulling off from a stop it feels like the trans is starting off in second or third gear. No power, miss firing, bogging down, ect. What steps can I take to remedy this problem? Thanks in advance
Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  Wayne Crawford replied 4 months ago.

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It sounds like you got a bad transmission. If it was electrical and thus in "limp mode" there would be codes associated with it. It sounds like yours has a mechanical issue.

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
Is there any way short of a tear down to verify this?
Expert:  Wayne Crawford replied 4 months ago.

Do you have a gauge to check line pressures?

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
I can get one.
Expert:  Wayne Crawford replied 4 months ago.

Also does your scan tool show the shift solenoids status?

I am attaching a diagram showing where to test line pressures. Get that checked and let me know what you got.

Expert:  Wayne Crawford replied 4 months ago.

Sorry here is the diagram.