Automatic Transmission problems of the 2002 Ford F-250

Four problems related to automatic transmission have been reported for the 2002 Ford F-250. The most recently reported issues are listed below.

car   Automatic Transmission problem 1
Failure Date: 03/04/2003

I have a 2002 f250 super duty. When I come to a full stop, and then take off there is a feeling that something is slack in the drive train somewhere. You can feel a double bump kinda of feeling. When towing a trailer it is worse. The Ford dealer said some trucks do this and some do not, but they can not find the problem, which I believe they think it is a normal function.

car   Automatic Transmission problem 2
Failure Date: 08/01/2002

I own a 2002 f250, 4x4, four door, off-road package, camper package, tow package, v-10, automatic tranny. When I first start the vehicle and place it in reverse, after about three seconds, I hear a loud "thump". Noise comes from a little right of center and in front of the dash. Dealer cannot duplicate. Problem happens about once every thirty starts. This started happening within a month of buying the vehicle new.

car   Automatic Transmission problem 3
Failure Date: 02/20/2002

Transmission temperature gauge registers a temperature when transmission is cold. It registers the same if transmission is hot or cold.

car   Automatic Transmission problem 4
Failure Date: 02/20/2002

2002 Ford F-250 crew cab - transmission temperature gauge always registers hot, even if the truck has been sitting over night. Ford service bulletins says this is normal. If this is normal, what is the purpose of the gauge on the dash? how can I tell if my transmission is over heating when hauling a heavy load? the gauge is not reliable. Ford tells me the gauge will register if the transmission begins to over heat. Well it's registering even when the transmission is cold from sitting over night! how can I rely on this??? Ford tells me they will not replace the transmission if it is damaged from overheating. Well, I have no reliable way of telling if it is overheating. Why put a gauge on the dash only for show? why should I pay extra for something that serves absolutely no purpose if Ford said it was normal.

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