Reverse but no drive

Asked by Apr 16, 2017 at 10:02 AM

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

This randomly started happening yesterday while
driving home from work. I was driving home going
about 45 mph, when all of a sudden my car
wouldn't accelerate as I press the gas. At first the it
wouldn't even rev, but the more I pushed on the
pedal it did start to rev up and suddenly my car
would jump forward with acceleration for all of 2
seconds then stop again. The only way i was finally
able to to get it to accelerate normally was after
flooring it and waiting a few seconds, at that point
it kicked in and was fine. This morning the same
problem occurred, except this time my engine
would rev up with out accelaritng for a few
seconds before jumping forward. once I let off the
pedal the same problem would happen. I checked
my ATF level and it is OK. No check engine light. I
have a 2001 FORD EXPEDITION 5.4L automatic
transmission. Any help is appreciated.

1 Answer


Its 16 yrs old have you had the trans fully serviced by a transmission specialist?

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