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Transmission trouble, game over for 2005 500?

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zakoh85
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Transmission trouble, game over for 2005 500?

Post by zakoh85 » Thu Nov 16, 2017 3:16 pm

The 2005 car with 6-speed AT has 146,000 miles. The transmission fluid was changed at 100,000 miles. Last week I started noticing an issue. While cruising at 30-50 mph, if I give it some gas, or the road starts going uphill, the car hesitates to downshift, there is some shacking and shudder going on, always reproducible. This is supposedly a tell-tale sign that clutch is wearing out, but I thought I might ask here if this problem can be caused by something else that's inexpensive to fix.

I looked at the transmission fluid, and every time there is a black particle on the stick. I assume this is metal shavings, which can't be good. Things don't look good. Considering the cost of fixing or replacing the transmissions, I assume it's game over for this 500.


EmmaJean500
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Re: Transmission trouble, game over for 2005 500?

Post by EmmaJean500 » Fri Nov 17, 2017 3:47 pm

I'll bite. You're lucky you don't have the CVT (I do in my '05 Five Hundred, but with 66K miles).There might be a problem with the throttle body. If it's the transmission that shouldn't be too hard to find. It probably depend on how bad you want it.
2005 Five Hundred SE (w/CVT; no AWD) 2012 Escape XLT

Montegoman
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Re: Transmission trouble, game over for 2005 500?

Post by Montegoman » Thu Feb 15, 2018 9:24 pm

I'd change fluid and keep driving.

Hydra451
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Re: Transmission trouble, game over for 2005 500?

Post by Hydra451 » Thu May 17, 2018 8:36 pm

https://www.carcomplaints.com/Ford/Five ... tigations/

Ford revised the pcm calibration for the throttle body on both cvt and 6 speed trans, was it taken in and reprogrammed?

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