What is Ford Automatic Transmission?

Ford vehicles with a traditional automatic transmission use sensors to determine when it should shift gears, and changes them accordingly by using internal oil pressure. An automatic transmission must be temporarily disconnected from the engine to shift gears – which is controlled by the lock-up in the torque converter. In an automatic transmission, the transmission’s various speeds are achieved by creating different gear ratios. The torque converter transfers power from the engine to the transmission by a process called ‘fluid coupling’. It is very important to make sure the transmission fluid level is checked regularly to ensure this process is working properly and your transmission is running smoothly.

What are the common problems in Ford Automatic Transmission?

The most common cause of failure in a Ford automatic transmission is a malfunctioning torque converter, which can cause shifting problems in automatic transmissions.The torque converter in an automatic transmission serves the same purpose as the clutch in a manual transmission.It is the part of your car that controls how much fluid is passed on to the automatic transmission and allows your engine to continue running while at a complete stop.

It is very important to note that if your torque converter is malfunctioning, itwill continue to fail over the course of several weeks or even months before it completely breaks down. This can lead to the transmission fluidin your vehicle becoming contaminated with metal debris, and can cause significant damage to your transmission, which may require a costlier repair such as a complete rebuild.

How to Diagnose Transmission Problems?

A few signs to look for that might indicate a malfunctioning torque converter or any other transmission problems include:

  • Transmission slipping, grinding or jumping during acceleration when the car is shifting gears
  • Overheating
  • Contaminated transmission fluid
  • Check Engine Light On
  • Gears changing at high RPM

Like all technology, the types of transmissions used in modern passenger vehicles have changed tremendously over the years. Today’s vehicles come equipped with complex computer systems,and our facilities have the newest diagnostic technology that can communicate with your automobile’s computer systems to determine your specific transmission problems.

The first step in determining your transmission problems consists of a technician connecting the diagnostic equipment to your vehicle’s on-board computer. This will produce a code stating where the problem lies. Following this, the vehicle should be taken for a test drive so that our technicians can monitor the transmission’s behaviour in real-time. While more comprehensive and hands-on evaluations might still be necessary, today’s diagnostic technology is an integral tool in determining the best starting point for further investigations. Often times the repair you need can be relatively minor, which is why diagnosing your problem correctly is key in keeping your repair costs as minimal as possible.

How Mister Transmission Can Help

At Mister Transmission, we are experts when it comes to Ford service, repair and maintenance. With over 55 years of experience, our technicians complete some of the most advanced training available and are confident working on any Ford model you own.Just like other parts of your car that need servicing, the transmission requires preventative maintenance to increase its longevity and to avoid transmission problems in the future.

If you suspect your Ford’s transmission isn’t performing properly, or if you have any questions about preventative transmission maintenance, contact Mister Transmission. Take advantage of our free 21-point multi-check inspection and avoid the cost and aggravation associated with a failing transmission.

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