I'm getting my transmission rebuilt or replaced

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Sorry to hear about this, man. I am assuming that this is under warranty, and the whole thing, including the loaner, won't cost you anything? At least that's what should happen, with a mere 26K on it!
This would be covered by the standard warranty, so no cost. I also have an extended warranty.
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Thanks for the reply.

I see your from San Francisco... do you do a lot of engine braking?
Yes there are steep uphills/downhills where I live, but engine braking can't cause this with only 26k total miles.
 

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Yes there are steep uphills/downhills where I live, but engine braking can't cause this with only 26k total miles.
Not saying that's it at all.. just curious. This is the first automatic transmission I've ever owned where engine braking is advertised as a feature. And it's a great feature, especially here in the Rocky Mountains.

I just keep hearing Mr. Renner, the guru of transmissions from my youth, who always said "Never, ever, downshift an automatic to slow down the vehicle." But that was many many moons ago on old technology 3 speed automatics.
 

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I just keep hearing Mr. Renner, the guru of transmissions from my youth, who always said "Never, ever, downshift an automatic to slow down the vehicle." But that was many many moons ago on old technology 3 speed automatics.
Must not apply any more. My 2013 F-150 I had before the Ranger would downshift in Tow/Haul mode to help slow the truck down when towing. Sometimes two gears and get the RPM in the 4K+ range. That 6 speed was much smoother than the 10 speed that came with the Ranger though. This 10 speed is slow to downshift and will make the engine lug before it realizes it needs to shift.

I hope they get your truck fixed up quick!
 

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Admitting there is a problem is the first step to healing..its an AA motto but seems fitting with oem issues too!
 

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Not saying that's it at all.. just curious. This is the first automatic transmission I've ever owned where engine braking is advertised as a feature. And it's a great feature, especially here in the Rocky Mountains.

I just keep hearing Mr. Renner, the guru of transmissions from my youth, who always said "Never, ever, downshift an automatic to slow down the vehicle." But that was many many moons ago on old technology 3 speed automatics.
I would imagine that the concerns of over-revving the engine could come into play. The Ranger downshifts itself particularly when towing. Personally, I just let the computers do the work as it’ll downshift when it needs to.
 

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I would imagine that the concerns of over-revving the engine could come into play. The Ranger downshifts itself particularly when towing. Personally, I just let the computers do the work as it’ll downshift when it needs to.
To add to this, you can't physically do anything with the trans beside put it in Park. Everything else has built in protections that it just won't go into gears where it's dangerous for the trans or engine.

The exception is it WILL go into park no matter what you're doing with it.
 

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To add to this, you can't physically do anything with the trans beside put it in Park. Everything else has built in protections that it just won't go into gears where it's dangerous for the trans or engine.

The exception is it WILL go into park no matter what you're doing with it.
BTW, had my valve body/solenoids replaced at 2200 miles. I’m hoping that was a fluke. I love the truck but I’ll be honest, I’m gonna be a little on edge until I get past 10K.
 

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Not saying that's it at all.. just curious. This is the first automatic transmission I've ever owned where engine braking is advertised as a feature. And it's a great feature, especially here in the Rocky Mountains.

I just keep hearing Mr. Renner, the guru of transmissions from my youth, who always said "Never, ever, downshift an automatic to slow down the vehicle." But that was many many moons ago on old technology 3 speed automatics.
With the Cruise on, it will downshift on its own if the speed creeps up too high during decent.
 

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With the Cruise on, it will downshift on its own if the speed creeps up too high during decent.
Believe me... my Ranger knows this. We live in Colorado, central Colorado. I use cruise control all the time, and love the engine braking feature.

But I'm also nervous as hell in regard to transmission longevity.
 

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Believe me... my Ranger knows this. We live in Colorado, central Colorado. I use cruise control all the time, and love the engine braking feature.

But I'm also nervous as hell in regard to transmission longevity.
I am too. I also have Ford premium extended warranty with zero deductible for the next six years or up to 100K. I’m optimistic now after the repair but am hedging my bets.
 

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