Q: i have a 08 f150 super crew with the 5.4 v8.... when in overdrive... i step on the gas to accelerate and the engine seems to "miss

asked by on January 21, 2018

when in overdrive on the highway.. i accelerate to pass a slower car. my engine seems to "miss".

My car has 140000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

It is very possible that the electronic portion of your overdrive system is failing. I would recommend having your overdrive system inspected by a qualified professional who is proficient in diagnosing transmission issues such as this.

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