I got myself a three-year old Ford F-100, but recently, I've been having issues with shifting gears. The 1st, 2nd, and 4th gears work fine, but I'm having a hard time going on the 3rd gear. It requires too much effort on my part. It would only work fine after several attempts, but after a while, the same thing happens when I change gears. This is really bumming me out.
Trouble in shifting gears could be caused by an electrical, internal, or an external transmission issue. It could be that a part of the transmission is already worn out or totally damaged. This is particularly manifested through delayed shifting. Modern Ford trucks are now controlled by computers, so it is imperative to have it checked by a transmission expert. Problems like these should never be ignored or passed on as something that would get better overnight or in the next few days since the damage could get more serious as time gets by.
I bought this used Ford F-100 last year, and the last owner had it for at least four years. I experienced poor running conditions and stalling issues a few months after. I got back to the last owner, but he just shrugged it off as something I personally caused due to my driving. I'm planning to have it checked, but I want to get some idea beforehand.
Unexpected stalling while driving normally happens when the engine fails to get adequate spark, typically caused by underlying problems concerning the crankshaft position sensor, a defective ignition switch, or the ignition coil. You may do your own investigation by checking for spark under the hood, of course with the help of a friend or a relative who could crank the engine. You better know how to pull off the plug wires found in the engine and put the end of which near the block. For safety reasons, never hold the wires while the ignition system is started up as it could cause electrocution. If the engine has spark but it suddenly dies, then chances are it lacks fuel pressure due to a faulty fuel pump. An indicator to watch out for is the buzzing sound coming from the ignition that means the pump is running. You likewise need to consider other possibilities like a low system voltage, overcharging, or a bad engine computer relay. You would get more accurate diagnosis when you bring your car for checkup and maintenance.
I just observed that my truck seemingly suffers from fuel starvation. What could be wrong? By the way, I've had it for 10 years in a row.
Older cars require more attention when it comes to care and maintenance. There can be three main reasons your engine suffers from fuel starvation. First, you must have drained up all the fuel. Second, the engine must be leaking, so fuel is lost before it is even used up. Third, the fuel filter is blocked. You need to monitor your fuel consumption and your fuel gauge must give an accurate reading. If the latter doesn't work, then you should consider getting a replacement for it. Leaking, on the other hand, is something that needs to be fixed immediately since it could cause more serious problems aside from leaving a greasy and ugly mark on your driveway. Finally, a blocked fuel filter tends to damage your engine since water is delivered straight to the engine while the fuel gets stuck at the lowest part of the tank.