Picking up vibrations, not good ones.


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2006 4 cyl, manual tranny. Regular cab, XLT w/89,000 miles. Recent purchase. Starting to feel very pronounced vibration through gas pedal when decelerating if truck is in second gear. ideas as to what is happening? Thanks.
 


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How do you decelerate with your foot on the gas? Are you downshifting in a way that brings your rpm's near the red zone territory?
 

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Great question. I can see why my post would be confusing. Thanks for helping me to clarify. I am not pressing on the accelerator, just have foot resting on it. I am not downshifting. Just coasting to decrease speed.
 

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Is it only in second gear? Could be a transmission problem, front bearing or something, my best guess anyway, but are a lot of folks here who know a lot more about it than I. Have you changed your transmission fluid recently? That's a good time to look for loose metal parts inside the drain hole. I've even considered using an extension magnet to probe in a bit farther.
When I bought my 93 it had 234K miles on it, and had transmission problems(not obvious at first) in that it would hardly shift into first while left idling in neutral w/ the emergency brake on, at an emisions test, and then shut off.
I drained the fluid and found some metal bits inside the drain, and was told at the Ford dealership by the shop manager and his transmission man it was likely parts of a bearing cage.
I had just bought it and was in the process of moving 600 miles, dropped the tranny and changed the slave cylinder (which I'd known was leaking) and clutch plate, and embarked on 4 round trips with a loaded truck and trailer one way. Then continued driving it(shifting carefully) the next 12 years and another 100K before changing the transmission
 

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Thanks for the input. Not that mechanically inclined myself, but I should be able to change tranny fluid. Found a good video.
 

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a 15/16" open end wrench fits mine, and I get it snug but not that snug(don't want nothing coming loose under there at 75 mph) The 15/16" has a 1" on the other open end which I use to fit a large combination wrench into. Lined up with the tranny popping it loose is a piece of cake, and putting it back only use the shorter 15/16" to snug it back up, firmly but not at all aggressively

actually I firm it up and then gently pop it a couple times with the palm to secure it, emphasis on "gently pop it".
It still breaks loose easily with the two wrenches, being lined up is key. If those get set in there too well, trying to break it loose while laying sideways can be bad on, well,, the side ;)

When I get some batteries charged for the camera I'll show you my favorite alternatives for filling, one is simply pull the four screws from the shifter boot, the locking bolt from the shifter, the three screws from the tranny dust cover, and slip the shift lever out(special note to the shift lever, it has three slots, two go up and down the side and slide into the two pins in the neck as a fulcrum for the shifter, and one slot goes cross-ways on the right side, and holds the shifter locking bolt , after loosening the nut to top of the threads tap it out with a small hammer or medium wrech, they come out easy and go back the same way. There are also a couple little shim/seals/spring ring(nothing complicated here, once you see it you'll understand) but those will ride out on the shifter and go back the same way'
In spite of the initial removing/learning process the second time you can do it all in probly 15 minutes(beats drinking/bathing in fluid while trying to go into the side filler until figuring out that method. Other guys have other methods also which are good but I really haven't any of them myself. When I can get a picture I'll show the little fluid bottle and hose attachment I also found to work, altho not exactly flawlessly, from beneath

Near forgot, here's the little oil filler tube I last used 12 years ago. It came with a longer hose which I shortened to make it easier to fill the transmission, just hold the bottle upright and twist the end of the hose into the filler socket and then ease the bottle up until it goes in. That yellow thing also twists to shut and open a valve. It worked ok I guess but thinking there was some leakage. I also think it fits the rear axle oil bottles
 

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Thanks for the input. Not that mechanically inclined myself, but I should be able to change tranny fluid. Found a good video.
See the long end on that drain plug, it's magnetic, and when you pull it pull it fast and get that out of the way of the draining fluid. Carefully bring it out into the light without loosing any of the sediments on it. I take a clean white paper towel and wipe all the particles onto it. A certain amount there is I suppose to be expected, but larger pieces shouldn't really be too prevalent. If they are(also reach inside with your finger or long extension magnet checking for loose bits inside) save the paper towel with them on it in a plastic bag and take it to a good mechanic or a dealership shop manager and ask his opinion of what he sees.
Or photograph it and post it here, there are some good transmission specialists here at times too
 

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Good stuff! Thanks so much.
 

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No problem Pentax, hope it helps. I edited in the photo of the other filler method I know of into the post where I was discussing it earlier
 

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Changed tranny, doing much better. Thanks.
 

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Man that was quick! :)
 


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