Hard shift when braking only at around 25-30 mph. What's causing?

Asked by Jul 12, 2016 at 10:19 AM about the 2005 Ford Five Hundred

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Hard shift when braking only at around 25-30 mph. Had the software updated
and trans fluid flushed. It helped a little as car is only shifting hard now ofter
30-45 min of driving

4 Answers

92,865

Hard shifting could be sticky shift solenoids, these solenoids when they get some age on them tend to heat up after driving and then get a sticky and then slam into gear. A tranny shop should be able to plugin to the trans and check the actual solenoid operation and the TCM then let you know what it will take to fix it.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

Thanks! My next couple weeks are booked pretty solid, so I would prefer to not have to take in the car until I have the time. Is this something that would be considerably bad to drive on until I can take the car in?

92,865

It is hard on transmission internal clutches, as it can shear off the tiny little splines. How good are you at shifting into nuetral to when you apply the brakes then back into drive when ready to go?

I have not tried braking that way, but if it is something that could prevent further damage, I will try.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

Five Hundred

Looking for a Used Five Hundred in your area?

CarGurus has 868 nationwide Five Hundred listings starting at $1,000.

ZIP:

Search Ford Five Hundred Questions

Ford Five Hundred Experts

#1 jonnyboii
jonnyboii
Reputation 640
#2 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 580
#3 dvigano
dvigano
Reputation 560
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Ford Taurus
249 Great Deals out of 20,433 listings starting at $699
Used Ford Fusion
1,120 Great Deals out of 83,259 listings starting at $998
Used Ford Explorer
944 Great Deals out of 72,519 listings starting at $1,000
Used Chevrolet Impala
521 Great Deals out of 31,725 listings starting at $1,450
Used Chevrolet Malibu
950 Great Deals out of 79,654 listings starting at $1,500
Used Ford F-150
2,194 Great Deals out of 206,316 listings starting at $1,499
Used Ford Mustang
472 Great Deals out of 45,735 listings starting at $1,999
Used Ford Focus
546 Great Deals out of 57,171 listings starting at $1,095
Used Honda Accord
813 Great Deals out of 84,287 listings starting at $1,050
Used Dodge Charger
407 Great Deals out of 28,172 listings starting at $1,988
Used Toyota Camry
1,011 Great Deals out of 90,917 listings starting at $650
Used Nissan Altima
1,033 Great Deals out of 81,564 listings starting at $1,200
Used Mercury Montego
305 listings starting at $2,300
Used Honda Civic
656 Great Deals out of 88,603 listings starting at $995

Used Cars For Sale

2007 Ford Five Hundred For Sale
3 Great Deals out of 250 listings starting at $2,299
2006 Ford Five Hundred For Sale
3 Great Deals out of 332 listings starting at $1,000
2005 Ford Five Hundred For Sale
3 Great Deals out of 286 listings starting at $1,500

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.