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Category: Transmissions
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Experience:  I have been rebuilding automatic transmissions for 25 years
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The truck is stuck inJA: Besides this, what condition is the

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The truck is stuck in*****JA: Besides this, what condition is the car in?
Customer: Grate
JA: What is the make/model/year of your car?
Customer: 04 f150 4x4 5.4L
JA: Are you fixing your F150 yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: Yes , vaccum hoses are good, solenoid is good switch on dash seams to be working fine
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: The front hubs are working
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Transmissions
Expert:  ebrock63 replied 1 month ago.

HI,

Manual or automatic locking hubs, and if automatic, is is 4wd shift on the fly

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Auto hubs yes it is shift on the fly
Expert:  Tim's Auto Repair replied 1 month ago.

Hi, My name is ***** ***** for the delay.

I will do my best to assist you.

does the switch lights light up?

please explain "stuck in*****quot;.

is it in low?

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Ok I own a small automotive shop don't work on***** but a friend so . The trust binds up when turning in gravel . When you drive it it drags then pops into lowan will barley move took motor off and tryed to put in*****not sure if it's correct the shaft for the motor will turn in circles non stop
Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Will not stop on*****
Expert:  Tim's Auto Repair replied 1 month ago.

ok

so the case is certainly staying in gear?

Expert:  Tim's Auto Repair replied 1 month ago.

will it shift into and out of 4wd low?

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
I can hear the relays in dash ,I'm not sure ,should the shaft in transfer case should I be able to turn it by hand (fingers )
Expert:  Tim's Auto Repair replied 1 month ago.

will it shift into and out of 4wd low?

Expert:  Tim's Auto Repair replied 1 month ago.

or does it stay the same no matter where the switch is?

Expert:  Tim's Auto Repair replied 1 month ago.

are you there?

Expert:  Tim's Auto Repair replied 1 month ago.

i would think your problem is a bad/sticking transfer case motor/actuator.

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Sorry I drove it and I can shift in to 4x4 low and 4hlgh no 2 wheel all the lights are working my understanding is the sensor for lights are in the motor switch if so then the motor has to be moving
Expert:  Tim's Auto Repair replied 1 month ago.

you should be able to tell if it is in fact going to low

Expert:  Tim's Auto Repair replied 1 month ago.

it will be geared like a tractor

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
It is for sure
Expert:  Tim's Auto Repair replied 1 month ago.

if that is the case..i would doubt it being stuk in 4wd

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Like I said it's like a pose rear end the front weeks ate siding, and when you drive it you can feel it holding back then when you get the rpms up it feels like it goes into limp mood
Expert:  Tim's Auto Repair replied 1 month ago.

can you spin the rear tires in 2wd high?

Expert:  Tim's Auto Repair replied 1 month ago.

im needing to know if it is in fact staying in 4wd

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Haven't tryed that yet will have to get it back in shop will take a bit iam a small shop
Expert:  Tim's Auto Repair replied 1 month ago.

ok,,i will be back on here a little later,you check that and let me know..i will answer as soon as i am back on line

thanks

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Ok
Expert:  Tim's Auto Repair replied 1 month ago.

WHAT DID YOU FIND OUT?

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Sorry for the problem, do you 2ant me to spin rear tire or front, I drove it and pulled it into shop and the front will turn I will ck rear if that's what you want me to
Customer: replied 1 month ago.
one more thing I noticed the speedometer when this happened jumped to 100 mph and I was 25mph ?
Expert:  Tim's Auto Repair replied 1 month ago.

i want you to do a burn out,,i want to know if the rear wheel will spin and the front not pulling.

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Ok drove truck tell it went into what I call limp mood and pulled into gravel and the rear tires will spin front won't . The truck has a lunge when put in gear
Expert:  Tim's Auto Repair replied 1 month ago.

ok

the 4wd iisnt engaged

Expert:  Tim's Auto Repair replied 1 month ago.

you have other problems

Expert:  Tim's Auto Repair replied 1 month ago.

tell me again what the truck is doing

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Ok when you put in gear it lunges ,front wheels bind when you turn .now when I drive the truck it will shift anti seams to be in*****won't go over 30 mph speedometer says 100 mph . Starts off like in high after it shifts @nd the speedometer go to 100 total loss of power over 25 to 30 mph . I have worked on cars for a living and now you know why I need help
Expert:  Tim's Auto Repair replied 1 month ago.

ok

it isnt stuck in 4wd if it were you wouldnt be able to spin the rear tires..sense the speedometer is acting up and it seems to be in the wrong gear,,replace the vss[vehicle speed sensor] and or/check the wiring harness to the vss

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Ok will let you know
Expert:  Tim's Auto Repair replied 1 month ago.

the transmission isnt ever going to work correctly with the speedometer acting up

thanks

Expert:  Tim's Auto Repair replied 1 month ago.

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Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Got new sensor in from dealer and as I thought I did not fix it doing the same thing.
Expert:  Tim's Auto Repair replied 1 month ago.

is the speedometer working correctly now?

Expert:  Tim's Auto Repair replied 1 month ago.

please stand by. perhaps one of the other guys has a better idea of what is going on here.

someone will be right with you.

thanks

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
No its still the same