Transmission Failed on highway today

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  1. mongiema

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    Hey my names max and I've been a member for a while but never really post on here, not sure where to post this so i started a thread but please let me know for future referense but anyways…

    Today I was driving my 2011 6.2 sc raptor with 61,000 miles down a local highway in NJ when the transmission began to "slip". As i got on the throttle the engine would rev up high and barely accelerate (which it did for about a half mile) so i tried shifting into manual in effort to get off the highway. In M i shifted from 5th to 4th and felt a hard clunk/ shift, still no engagement, then tried to shift back to 5th and it wouldn't engage. Luckily i had enough speed to get over from the left lane and roll into a local public storage facility parking lot. Once off the highway i tried turning the car on and off but it would still not engage. An hour later when the tow truck came it was still the same. After talking to road side assistance ford sent a local tow company who picked up the truck and dropped it at the dealership later on. Im waiting for a call from ford on monday. Anyone ever hear of anything like this on the 6.2 raptors? Everyone I've talked to today has given me the "its a typical ford" The car has 61k on it and power train was up at 60K ……..

    heres some background on my truck
    Bought in 2011 and I'm the original owner. Last year I did the driveshaft recall and ford put the new one in fixing the "clunk". diff lock in the car isn't currenty working also and the rear diffs need to be serviced (visibly leaking) but i think think that would be totally unrelated.

    After taking to my mechanic friends briefly they said its most likely a toasted flywheel, torque converted, or i just strait blew the transmission. I'd like to here what you guys think! Thanks.
    -Max

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    If all the fiuld in the diff leaked out u could have fried the posi clutches / gears. At least that would b cheaper than a trans!
     
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    Make sure your not in off road mod.
     
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    Diff has been leaking for atleast 6 months for the record.
    And definitely not in off road mode, the last time the gear engaged was on the highway right before it "slipped" and I felt a hard clunk , the. Pulled off. Before it was picked up I tried all combinations of "modes" and reverse, drive, manual.
     
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    was that the only time it ever slipped?
     
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    Last night i was also driving on the highway and the car was in 5th and as I rolled on the throttle it shifted into 4th to accelerate and then back to 5th and those two shifts felt very rough. It did this again as I tried to accelerate so I just cruised home and parked it. Then this occurred at about 12:30 this afternoon. Only that was the only other "slip" that I I've experience or noticed though
     
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    Heard from Ford this afternoon

    Just got the call from ford. They said the mechanic looked at the truck this morning and the trans is pretty much shot. The service manager told me it "wouldn't" pay" when I asked about the possibility of rebuilding the transmission, but he did say ford would do that as well and would provide a 2 year warranty on the trans. He said my "best" option is to pay $6,500 for a fully new one installed which would come with a 3 year unlimited mile warranty. He told me they will not warranty the work or trans because the truck has 61,000 miles on it. This is also the dealer I bought the truck at and had the majority of service done at.
     
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    I'd work the warranty issue with them and see if there's anyway they can talk to Ford about cutting you some slack about it being 1K over the warranty. Let your local dealer know you'd love to give them the work and buy from them in the future but you're really disappointed that you can't get a break because of being barely out of warranty. Worth a try.
     
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    Man that sucks. I know how it feels. I was getting on the highway when my differential broke. At the time I thought it was the transmission. 67,000 miles. Hopefully your dealer will take care of you. If not, there are some guys on here that can get you great deals on parts. Talk to Keith (Wiz1500).
     
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    6500 fucking doll hairs? Holy shit what happened to 3k?
     

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