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I think we got cut off? My 1997 F150 won't shift into 4th

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I think we got cut off?My 1997 F150 won't shift into 4th gear. It is whining as I accelerate, and feels a little slippy in first gear. (I have a boat in the bed, I didn't want to accelerate TOO quickly). I was about to go scuba diving, but now I have this tranny problem. I get 1st. 2nd, and 3rd just fine, but it won't shift into 4th or overdrive.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  Chris (aka- Moose) replied 2 years ago.

Do you know if you have a 4R70 or 4R100 transmission?

What liter engine?

If its the 4R70 then the failure for no 4th gear is going to be the overdrive band burnt or broken, the OD servo seals failed.

Do you rebuild transmissions?

You want a excellent 5 star answer & I would like to be rated the same for providing it. Consider I don't know your skill level & I can't see, smell, hear, or touch the vehicle. It may take a few back and forth replies. Try your best to respond with good detail so I can do the same. I normally log in at 3pm and work late. A rating is required. Your rating me, what I type. I am not an employee of this website, nor have control over the fees or the time it took to get a response. If you rate negative or not at all you still paid, but I get nothing. I want you pleased with me and my efforts, so let me know if your experience here has come up short.

Thanks Chris