News Ford Gearboxes Unsure What Gear They're In

20:45  11 april  2018
20:45  11 april  2018 Source:   autoTRADER.ca

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Share this article: 1 of 1. Ford Gearboxes Unsure What Gear They ' re In . Chris Chase. Ford Motor Company's latest safety campaign recalls every poorly edited movie car chase in which the driver is apparently clueless about how many gear ratios their transmission has and which one they ' re using

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Ford Motor Company's latest safety campaign recalls every poorly edited movie car chase in which the driver is apparently clueless about how many gear ratios their transmission has and which one they're using at any moment.

It all comes down to a tiny clip that probably costs less than a quarter apiece but that plays the critical role of keeping the transmission connected to the shift lever. In F-150 and Expedition models with the brand's new 10-speed transmission and F-650 and F-750 trucks with a six-speed gearbox, that clip was installed improperly and could fall out.

Ranger Raptor gets its big brother's 10-speed gearbox

  Ranger Raptor gets its big brother's 10-speed gearbox In a most fortuitous case of hand-me-down engineering, Ford has bestowed the F-150 Raptor's excellent 10-speed on its scrappy little brother, the Ranger Raptor.This is good news. The big Raptor's transmission is excellent. Ten speeds seems a little weird on paper, but in operation, the shifts aren't noticeable, so you don't feel like the truck is hunting for a gear all the time. It's also able to jump multiple gears, just in case you need to go from freeway cruise to maximum attack at the drop of a hat.

Ford says that the new 10-speed auto has quicker and more accurate shifts than the six-speed it replaces. It can also handle multiple gear downshifts and skipping gears on upshifts. Ford Gearboxes Unsure What Gear They ' re In .

The good news is that if the gear breaks, the car won't roll away. On the downside, the brake will be stuck on, rendering the car undriveable (unless you want to fry the rear brake discs). Ford Gearboxes Unsure What Gear They ' re In .

Should that happen and the driver subsequently moves the shifter into park, the gear range indicator in the cluster would show park being engaged even though the transmission could still be in gear or in neutral and allow the truck to roll away.

In Canada, nearly 52,000 trucks are affected, plus another 292,000 in the rest of North America.

Ford's technicians will inspect the trucks to ensure the clip was properly installed (and that it's still there) so that the driver can keep track of what their truck's transmission is really up to.

2018 Ford F-150, Mustang And Others Recalled Because They Might Roll Away .
On Friday, Ford announced that a huge number of 2018 F-150s, Expeditions, Mustangs, Lincoln Navigators and some heavy work vehicles are being recalled for appearing to be in park, but actually still being able to roll away after they’ve been shut down. The same problem seems to be happening in two ways. In some vehicles, a gear shift locking clip that’s becoming unseated seems to be keeping the transmission from going into park correctly. In others, a transmission roll pin that performs a similar function is apparently missing in some cases.

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