Won't catch gear right away...

Asked by Oct 25, 2014 at 04:34 PM about the 1998 Ford F-150 XLT 4WD Extended Cab Stepside SB

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Hey y'all

Just finished redoing the steering
and suspension on my truck as well
as fluid changes (along with tranny
pan gasket and filter) and I noticed
that when I put it into gear now it
takes till between 2-3000 rpm for the
gear to catch...as well as idleinf at
about .5rpm. Any ideas? I think
cause my alignment is currently off it
just requires more power but you can
actually hear it click into gear...

2 Answers

22,770

The alignment should have absolutely no effect on the shifting of the tranny. Get the tranny up to operating temp and check the level. Are you sure you used the correct filter and fluid?

21,515

The filter isn't seated all the way or fluid level is low

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