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4r100 tranny lost all gears including reverse
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Customer: 4r100 tranny lost all...
Customer: 4r100 tranny lost all gears including reverse
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Ford Mechanic: Scott W., Ford Technician replied 1 year ago
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Ford Mechanic: Scott W., Ford Technician replied 1 year ago

What vehicle and year is your 4r100 out of?

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Ford Mechanic: Scott W., Ford Technician replied 1 year ago

Is the fluid full and what is the condition? Is it burnt smelling or overfull? Does it make any noises, buzzing?

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
its a 99 f250
Ford Mechanic: Scott W., Ford Technician replied 1 year ago

What does the fluid look and smell like? Has the transmission been worked on lately?

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
i changed the fluid and filter cant really tell the level on the stick to good but before i changed it it looked a little high but hadnt added and looked good previously before
Ford Mechanic: Scott W., Ford Technician replied 1 year ago

Has the computer been tested for trouble codes?

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
I haven't got any lights on the dash but also don't think my check engine light works and no haven't scanned it yet. Just scan w a OBD 2?
Customer reply replied 1 year ago
If reverse isn't working along with all the other gears then it's not my torque converter??
Ford Mechanic: Scott W., Ford Technician replied 1 year ago

Ok from your description it sounds like you either have a convertor failure or input shaft failure. Either way the transmission will need to come out for inspection. The trans should have at least reverse and 2nd gear if all electrical connectors were removed from the transmission.

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Ford Mechanic: Scott W., Ford Technician replied 1 year ago

Sometimes the splines will strip out inside the convertor.

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
Besides pulling the transmission how do I replace the input shaft? And should I replace the planetary assembly
Ford Mechanic: Scott W., Ford Technician replied 1 year ago

The input shaft on these pulls straight out so it would be easy to see if it was broken, you can then install the input shaft into the convertor and it should spline in and hold and not slip like nothing is there.

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Ford Mechanic: Scott W., Ford Technician replied 1 year ago

If the shaft and convertor look ok, then disassemble the trans for inspection to see where the loss of gear is at.

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