Ford

Have Ford questions? Ask a mechanic for answers ASAP

Ask an Expert,
Get an Answer ASAP!

Midas changed battery & connectors,now you put it in drive…

Customer Question
Midas changed battery &...

Midas changed battery & connectors,now you put it in drive it slips,barely moves,until you drop it down to second,then has to be shifted manually

Mechanic's Assistant: Have you changed a battery before?

Yes,I am 45 yr. Journeyman diesel tech

Mechanic's Assistant: What is the model/year of your Ford?

99 expedition

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your Expedition yourself? What have you tried so far?

I had stroke ,have to bring it to shops now

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?

Was fine before they did that,what did they short

Submitted: 11 months ago.Category: Ford
Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Ford Question
Answered in 8 minutes by:
9/30/2017
Ford Mechanic: EricFromCT, Ford Technician replied 11 months ago
EricFromCT
EricFromCT, Ford Technician
Category: Ford
Satisfied Customers: 4,827
Experience: 20 years dealership exp., ASE A1-A9 L1 L2, Ford Lincoln Mercury Senior Master, Diesel Certified
Verified

Hi. Welcome to chat! My name is ***** ***** I am currently a factory dealer auto mechanic. I will attempt to assist you with your concern today.

Ask Your Own Ford Question
Ford Mechanic: EricFromCT, Ford Technician replied 11 months ago

The engine computer is what controls the transmission shifting. Have the fuses under the hood been checked?

Please note that customer satisfaction is my number one goal. Also we can respond in this chat back and forth many times. I may be offline when you respond but I will promptly reply when I return.

Thank you for rating my assistance and for using Just Answer.

Ask Your Own Ford Question
Customer reply replied 11 months ago
Ok did u read the question?
Ford Mechanic: EricFromCT, Ford Technician replied 11 months ago

yes

Please note that customer satisfaction is my number one goal. Also we can respond in this chat back and forth many times. I may be offline when you respond but I will promptly reply when I return.

Thank you for rating my assistance and for using Just Answer.

Ask Your Own Ford Question
Customer reply replied 11 months ago
they put comp.on it,said the torque clutch,& other codes for trans
Customer reply replied 11 months ago
They also put fuel pump in,a
Ford Mechanic: EricFromCT, Ford Technician replied 11 months ago

If I could have the actual codes that would be helpful. Check the connection at the battery. Did they make a good connection to all the cables?

Please note that customer satisfaction is my number one goal. Also we can respond in this chat back and forth many times. I may be offline when you respond but I will promptly reply when I return.

Thank you for rating my assistance and for using Just Answer.

Ask Your Own Ford Question
Customer reply replied 11 months ago
Cables were loose,car died,then changed fuel pump,now trans prob.in less then 3 days,u know every action there's reaction,should have never took it to Midas.
Customer reply replied 11 months ago
No ideas
Ford Mechanic: EricFromCT, Ford Technician replied 11 months ago

No. I feel I dont have enough information to go on here. I need some codes or something. I have no idea what they could have done. I will opt-out. If you can get me the codes I can try to narrow down the issue.

Ask Your Own Ford Question
Customer reply replied 11 months ago
Disabl
Customer reply replied 11 months ago
I figure it out,thanks any way
Was this answer helpful?

How JustAnswer works

step-image
Describe your issueThe assistant will guide you
step-image
Chat 1:1 with a ford mechanicLicensed Experts are available 24/7
step-image
100% satisfaction guaranteeGet all the answers you need
Ask Ron Your Own Question
Ron
Ron
Ron, ASE Certified Technician
Category: Ford
Satisfied Customers: 25,022
25,022 Satisfied Customers
Experience: 23 years with Ford specializing in drivability and electrical and AC. Ford certs and ASE Certs

Ron is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

AlvinC answered a question about my Ford truck that only someone with an in-depth knowledge of his subject would have known what was going on.

Rich DUSA

Because of your expertise, you armed me with enough ammunition to win the battle with the dealer. They are installing a fuel filter and fuel pump at no charge to me.

MollyUSA

I needed help with my car on Saturday morning....got a response in 5 minutes, and it was the perfect solution. Thanks again to your service.

Jason V.Kirkland, WA

I do know, after going though this with JustAnswer, that I can somewhat trust my mechanic but I will always contact you prior to going there.

BRNew Jersey

I would (and have) recommend your site to others I was quite satisfied with the quality of the information received, the professional with whom I interacted, and the quick response time. Thanks, and be sure that I'll be back whenever I need a question answered in a hurry.

Stephanie PElm City, NC

used your service this weekend with "Trecers" help. thank you ,thank you, thank you. replaced an A/C fan motor. Local Auto Zone had part. $15.00 "tracer" fee and $40.00 for parts, I saved several hundreds of dollers at a shop. i will recommend you and use you in the future.

David L.Richmond, TX

9 dollars, 2 hours of my time, and I drove away. Your diagnosis was right on the mark. Thank you so much.

PhilMarysville, CA

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Ron

Ron

ASE Certified Technician

25,022 satisfied customers

23 years with Ford specializing in drivability and electrical and AC. Ford certs and ASE Certs

Chris (aka- Moose)

Chris (aka- Moose)

Technician

29,223 satisfied customers

16 years experience

John Mc

John Mc

Ford Technician

5,495 satisfied customers

19 years Ford Lincoln Mercury experience

Chuck

Chuck

ASE Certified Technician

1,685 satisfied customers

33 Years Experience,Ford Senior Master,ASE Master,L1 Advanced Engine Performance

Cam

Cam

Journeyman Automotive Technician

10 satisfied customers

GM Grand Master Technician 2007. 14 years Automotive experience.

Mike V.

Mike V.

Auto Service Technician

1,591 satisfied customers

25 years experience on all makes and models, Licensed NYS Inspector.

Richard

Richard

ASE Certified Technician

1,524 satisfied customers

12 years at a Ford Lincoln/Mercury and Jaguar dealer as a technician and shop foreman.

< Previous | Next >

Related Ford Questions
F350: My 99 F350, 140K miles, diesel transmission lost power
My 99 F350, 140K miles, diesel transmission lost power pulling into driveway the other night, had trouble making up short sloped driveway. Checked fluid, looked a little low, color ok, added ½ quart o… read more
Chris (aka- Moose)
Chris (aka- Moose)
Technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade School
29,223 satisfied customers
F350 Powerstroke: I have a 2000 Ford F350 power stroke. The
I have a 2000 Ford F350 power stroke. The last few weeks we have been having problems with the transmission. Sometimes you could get in it and drive it fine other times it wouldn't budge and we would … read more
James
James
Bachelors degree automotive technology with minor in diesel
3,578 satisfied customers
Ford Taurus: My daughters 99 Ford Taurus had problems a year
My daughter's 99 Ford Taurus had problems a year ago & she took it to Midas. , saw the battery lite come on and go out just before it died. Happened several times. She is in N.C. and me Dad am in Mich… read more
Fordanswerman
Fordanswerman
Ford Senior Master Technician retired
Associate Degree
2,912 satisfied customers
2003 ford expedition has parasitic load on multiple circuits
2003 ford expedition has parasitic load on multiple circuits when pulling fuses in accessory box Only goes away when pulling main feed cable or removing all connectors attached to fuse panel Main draw… read more
Kenny Z
Kenny Z
Ford Senior Master Technician
High School or GED
16 satisfied customers
Expedition: Just traveled over the Great Smoky Mountains.
Just traveled over the Great Smoky Mountains. Lot of steep climbs. Used cruise control, and when it downshifted from overdrive to maintain speed, I noticed it shifted rough. Now reverse works fine but… read more
Kenny Z
Kenny Z
Ford Senior Master Technician
High School or GED
16 satisfied customers
Ford Crown VIctoria ex cop car: 95 crown vic ex cop car so
95 crown vic ex cop car so has special tranny. FLUID LEVEL FULL. Suddenly started whining as if very low on fluid and was out of gear except for reverse. Let it sit ten minutes, went in gear and shift… read more
Kenny Z
Kenny Z
Ford Senior Master Technician
High School or GED
16 satisfied customers
99 Expedition: 175,000 miles...windshield leaking and wetting the gem
Have a 99 Expedition, 4.8 windsor engine, approx. 175,000 miles. Have had issues with windshield leaking and wetting the gem, causing weird things to happen. After having windshield replaced, continue… read more
Marty
Marty
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
568 satisfied customers
97 ford f250: tires..shifted..first and second gear but the vibration
I have a 97 ford f250 and the truck would vibrate at about 45 to 50 then again at 65 to 70 I rotated and balanced my tires problem didn't go away. Today when I started up my truck the overdrive light … read more
Chris (aka- Moose)
Chris (aka- Moose)
Technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade School
29,223 satisfied customers
ford expedition: high rpms..ideas, it is still at the shop
my ford expedition is running at super high rpm's and barely moving, any ideas, it is still at the shop.… read more
Steve W
Steve W
Line Technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
1,968 satisfied customers
F250: Diesel..Automatic Transmission..Only idles..guages
2002 Powerstroke7.3 Diesel F250 Automatic Transmission. Only idles , No throttle response, guages on dash are not working also. It has done this before when shifted into low gear. It blows a fuse (not… read more
Steve W
Steve W
Line Technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
1,968 satisfied customers
02 F350: dually..powerstroke.., white smoke,and sometimes stalls
I have an '02 F350 dually w/7.3 Liter powerstroke diesel. Extreme loss of power, seems to be "missing", white smoke,and sometimes stalls. Problem has occured 4 times since last April. Letting it sit f… read more
b-kitchener
b-kitchener
Ford dealer senior master technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
206 satisfied customers
Ford escort lx: tranny..gears - Id guess shifting sensors
US Ford escort lx sedan, 2.0, 1999 yr, auto, 147K miles, Front wheel drive. 1. tranny can't decide between cruising gears - I'd guess shifting sensors but no codes. 2. occasional loud clunk and jump w… read more
Steve W
Steve W
Line Technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
1,968 satisfied customers
2005 Ford Expedition: transmission shifts..between gears..valve body
I have a 2005 Ford Expedition that the transmission shifts from 1st to drive with-out hisitating between gears. what could be my problem? Sencer, valve body plugged. When the transmission shifts from … read more
Scottdagoalie
Scottdagoalie
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
1,663 satisfied customers
99 expedition: grinding..noises..front brakes..rotors..calipers
My 99 expedition started to make grinding noises, especially when I was turning into a corner. I just replaced front brakes, rotors and calipers. It was still the same. I then engaged 4x4 and it would… read more
Dieseljunky2
Dieseljunky2
Locomotive Mechanic
Ford Certified Technician
310 satisfied customers
96 f150: trans..shifter..converter..truck wont move in drive..slipping
my 96 f150 with the e4od trans has the overdrive light flashing on the shifter. we pulled the trans today to replace the rear main seal and converter seal. truck wont move in drive either seems like i… read more
Don
Don
Shop Forman, lead tech
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
869 satisfied customers
1996 explorer: tranny..3, The epc pressure drops alot causing slip
Hi, Just rebuilt my 1996 Explorer 4R55E tranny. Everything is good except when it shifts 1-2 and 2-3, The EPC pressure drops alot causing slip into gear. Can the shift pressures be changed or is there… read more
Tim
Tim
Associate Degree
3,172 satisfied customers
2003 ford excursion: jumped..drove..mile..engine started to die
I have a 2003 ford excursion with 6.0l diesel. Ran fine until It got cold out (below freezing) I jumped the batteries ran fine I drove it down the road less than a mile when the engine started to die.… read more
Diesel Doc
Diesel Doc
Diesel Technician/Shop Foreman
High School or GED
2,495 satisfied customers
Tranny..It was slipping in drive (first gear) but ran fine in reverse
I rebuit an E4OD tranny that was severely abused. It was slipping in drive (first gear) but ran fine in reverse, and I had to drive it home that way. The forward clutches and steal plates (in the drum… read more
VirtualWrench (L J)
VirtualWrench (L J)
Owner of LJ Auto Repair 37 years
Associate Degree
38 satisfied customers
Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x