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Experience:  16 yrs. experience with auto, manual, & CVT drivelines
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98 Ford expedition will not shift into 3rd 4th or overdrive,

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98 Ford expedition will not shift into 3rd 4th or overdrive, 1st 2nd and reverse shift smoothly
JA: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue?
Customer: It's a 4x4 I drove through some water going to the river on a dirt road and that's when it started
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Transmissions
Expert:  Chris (aka- Moose) replied 1 year ago.

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  1. Any warning lights on or flashing?
  2. Is your trans pan square with both rear corners angled off or is it rectangle with one rear corner square removed.
  3. Does it attempt to shift into 3rd acting like neutral?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
No lights on and it's not showing a code, one rear corner is removed. It will act like it is thinking about shifting into 3rd but doesn't go all the way in and goes back to second, I changed the fluid and all and it's still the same.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
On the rear corner one is removed
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I also tried taking the battery cable off for about an hour to try to reset the pcm
Expert:  Chris (aka- Moose) replied 1 year ago.

Thanks, ***** ***** a E4OD/4R100 transmission. Possible causes are going to be the transmission range sensor on the drivers side if the transmission is bad or the shift linkage is out of alignment. For internal possible causes, and faulty direct clutch is the most likely. Can you do the tests below to check the linkage and TR sensor.

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Expert:  Chris (aka- Moose) replied 1 year ago.

Hello again Chris here,

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Thanks Chris