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2005 expedition transmission is hardly engaging can barely

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2005 expedition transmission is hardly engaging can barely move....only 87k miles on vehicle
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Customer: ok thanks
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Customer: if possible
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Customer: just the transmission issues
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  tims auto repair replied 1 year ago.
Hi, My name is ***** ***** for the delay.I will do my best to assist you.
Expert:  tims auto repair replied 1 year ago.
does it do this in all gears?
Expert:  tims auto repair replied 1 year ago.
is it full of fluid?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
It never gets past second and the engine has to rev to get it going
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
or it's stuck in second
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
fluid is fine and doesn't look or smell burnt
Expert:  tims auto repair replied 1 year ago.
no,,when it is time to shift to 3rd..does the engine just rev?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Never shifts beyond .....last drive 25 mph at best
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
hello
Expert:  tims auto repair replied 1 year ago.
okdoes the engine light stay on?if so,can you give me the computer codes?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Well right now the battery is out because the alarm system drains it and I actually just bought a new scanner.....so I dont have that info.....are there position sensors that can cause this more internal....done alot of engines but not so good with trannys and I'd rather not scrap her
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
But I cant see 2k plus in a new trans....want to try all other avenues....
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Hello
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Anyone
Expert:  tims auto repair replied 1 year ago.
yes,it could have a bad solenoid block causing it to start out in a higher gear than first..i would like to have those codes..the codes are still stored in the trucks computer even if the battery is off.but,,if the transmission is in fact slipping when you first take off,this would be internal of the transmission and the transmission will need to be rebuilt or replaced,thanks