Q: Transmission falling out of high gear

asked by on

I can get in my truck back out and take off in drive and truck shifts fine an till I let up off the gas peddle and try to get back into the gas it feels like it's in neutral but I can push overdrive button in and it catches and drives fine? I can start with overdrive off and never have a problem with it ?

My car has 282654 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

Hi there, thanks for writing in about your 2004 Ford F-150. Check the transmission fluid level. Changing the fluid filter may help temporarily but it sounds like the clutch packs in your transmission may be worn to the point of needing replacement. Have a professional inspect the gear issue to verify the faulty component and have this taken care of properly.

Was this answer helpful?
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. Transmission falling out of high gear

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: My manual car won't go into gear, it turns on and the clutch goes down perfectly fine. It happened after my gears grinded, the car

If the clutch mechanism is releasing properly, and the shift linkage is not malfunctioning, your transmission will have to be removed from the vehicle and inspected. Once a transmission has been removed from a vehicle, if the problem is a...

Q: There is no power and is shaking in overdrive.

The Mass Air Flow sensor (MAF) may be dirty and causing the throttle position sensor to act up. Remove the MAF and clean it with electrical cleaner and then put it back on. Check all the hose clamp connections to...

Q: Stiff gearbox, difficulty when shifting gears

Hello. Your vehicle is having a clutch problem. It is either that the clutch itself is failing or the hydraulics for the clutch system are not building the correct pressure. I usually start by checking the hydraulics. I visually check...

Related articles

How Do Power Car Windows Increase Passenger Safety?
Power windows are responsible for approximately 2,000 emergency room visits every year. When a power window closes, it exerts enough force to bruise or break bones, crush fingers, or restrict an airway. Though...
P2428 OBD-II Trouble Code: Exhaust Gas Temperature Too High Bank 1
P2428 code definition A P2428 trouble code signifies that the PCM has detected a problem in the exhaust gas temperature sensor circuit in bank 1, which subsequently contains the number one...
How Much Does a Mechanic Make in Vermont?
Automotive technician jobs in Vermont have an average mechanic salary of $37k, with some mechanics earning a salary of $53k.