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Ford Mechanic Reminds Owners of Faulty Ford F-150 Transmission Problem

Here’s the latest on a reminder by a Ford vehicle expert mechanic about a known faulty Ford F-150 transmission problem that he is still seeing repeatedly in his garage. Plus, how to identify whether you have this problem and what you can do about it before a catastrophe happens.


A Good Reminder for Used F-150 Shoppers

Used trucks are a hot item for truck shoppers looking for an affordable solution toward owning a truck during a time in which new truck prices are shockingly high. However, just like buying any used vehicle---there are risks involved. Even in models that are well built and popular such as the F-150 model.

One example of Ford F-150 models you should be wary of are those from 2009-2014 that are known for suffering from transmission cooler line fatigue and rusting. This fatigue and rusting leads to snapping of the lines and bleeding out of transmission fluid resulting in a burned-out transmission before the owner becomes aware of what is happening. Part of the problem is also due to engine shielding/baffling that is hiding the leaking fluid until it is too late.

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According to a recent FordTechMakuloco YouTube channel, the host posted a reminder about the problem with Ford’s 6R80 6-speed transmission in the aforementioned F-150 model years that he says he is still seeing customers come in with ruined transmissions that can cost over $6000 for a replacement transmission plus labor.

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To learn more about the problem, here is the video in its entirety that shows where to look to identify if you have this transmission and where to look for the coolant line connector that needs a replacement option to prevent this from happening to you.

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Do Not be The Next Victim of Faulty Ford F-150 6R80 Transmission Cooler Lines!

And finally…

For additional articles about potential catastrophic failures in used cars, here are a few for your consideration:

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Consumer Reports Analysts Reveal the Used Cars Most Likely to Need an Engine Rebuild and What to Buy Instead

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Timothy Boyer is a Torque News automotive reporter based in Cincinnati. Experienced with early car restorations, he regularly restores older vehicles with engine modifications for improved performance. Follow Tim on Twitter at @TimBoyerWrites for daily new and used vehicle news.

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Chris Kaeler (not verified)    October 29, 2022 - 8:41PM

Yeah I have already had to get mine fixed. It is still not right. I wonder if there is anything Ford will do?

Kenny Stanley (not verified)    January 19, 2023 - 4:30PM

My 2011 transmission has slipped for years and the dealership says that's normal and now you can't take out for drive cause it slips so bad. My husband and I bought this new.

Harold Trombley (not verified)    March 20, 2023 - 10:37AM

I have a 2019 Ford Ranger The transmission and blown fuses and battery shorted out. I was hauling it behind my camper I had changed from neutral about 7 times in the last month so I know it was in neutral.The dealership in Lake City Fl said it burned was not in neutral Service advisor stated this before they even check the truck Because what they said ford wouldn’t cover the transmission. What can I do?