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post #1 of (permalink) Old 02-05-2001, 11:42 AM
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It keeps dying when I put it in Reverse

Why does my '93 Fullsize Bronco keep dying everytime I put it in reverse? If I push on the gas, it won't die, but it feels like it hits something, as if the the transmission isn't 'catching' I guess.

I know this doesn't make much sense, but if you have any ideas as to why it might be dying reverse, let me know!
Could it need a tune-up?

It is an automatic, 302, 32" AT's.

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Re: It keeps dying when I put it in Reverse

My '90 did the same thing but it also did it every time you put it in gear forward or reverse. I took it to ford and they put on a new air-bypass switch and TP sensor never did it again. I guess that was the problem. I hasn't done it sense. About 160 bucks later.

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Re: It keeps dying when I put it in Reverse

The air bypass (Idle Air Control) is probably the culprit on both trucks.

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Me too!!!

Whenever I put mine in gear (after warm) it seems to be "slamming" in gear? In the morning, I put it in reverse and it slips right in nice and easy. Go to put it in drive and it slams in gear. (And guys, NO PUN INTENDED) Tranny was serviced, 6,000 miles ago.
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Re: slamming!!!

Yours still sounds like a serious transmission problem.What exactly was done when it was serviced? Were the bands adjusted? What did the magnet in the pan look like?

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Re: slamming!!!

Okay, when I say SLAMMING, I mean it idles up kinda high and then drops into gear pretty hard and it doesn't do it all the time.

As for the service, everything looked in check. I just did the basic fluid/filter change. Didn't notice a magnet? and the bands were not adjusted. Although, it seems pretty easy to adjust them and am probably going to do that this weekend. Do I need to torque everything the way haynes says to do for the bands?
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Re: slamming!!!

Yes, the torque IS the adjustment.

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Re: slamming!!!

Okay. SO, do you think that could be my problem?
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Re: slamming!!!

As I've been saying[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/laugh.gif[/img], yes; I think it's your transmission. The adjustment doesn't even require you to open the tranny - it's done on the side of the transmission using a torque wrench (which you can probably borrow free from the Zone). You clean the area around the screw, pull the locknut (they recommend replacing it), set the screw at 10 ft-lb, and (on the C3 & C6 only) back it off exactly 1 1/2 turns (C4 intermediate 1 3/4, low/reverse 3; C5 int 4 1/4, l/r 3). Then replace the locknut at about 38 ft-lb. Even if I'm wrong, doing this won't hurt or cost anything.

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Cool, Thanks Steve, will keep you posted.

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