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I have a 2019 platinum 2WD with 26k miles and the 2-3 and 4-5 shifts and like being hit with a ball bat on the back of my drivers seat. If I am not careful and have a full drink in the holder by the shifter it will spill the drink. I will be going in for an oil change and wanted to see what other owners are experiencing. I don’t want the service people to say that it is normal when others are having similar occurrences.
 

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That is not normal, mine shifts just fine. There is a reprogramming of the trans that can be done to resolve your issue.
 

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My truck has never been what I would call "smooth" shifting, coming from a Ram with the ZF 8-speed. This truck has always shifted rough(est) on the 3-4 shift, worst when the transmission is cold. I had really hard shifting issues about a month ago twice in two days, and now it suddenly did it again yesterday afternoon: the truck acts like when it tries to shift from 3rd to 4th it misses, slams back into 3rd, revs for a second and jumps to 5th. I've seen people also saying this can be caused by low transmission fluid levels, and can cause the transmission to fail if it goes long enough. Interestingly the ex-wife had a 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee with the 5-speed Mercedes transmission that would do the same thing when trying to shift into 2nd. In that case it was failed valve seals letting fluid past in the transmission- it couldn't engage 2nd, would drop back to 1st hard, then rev and jump to 3rd. The dealership ended up having to replace the entire transmission. I'm going to swing by the dealership later and see what they can tell me.
 

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I have a 2013 F150 with the 6 speed, it has always been flawless. It is also a tiny dipstick transmission but there was a kit available to add a conventional dipstick. This was a big improvement. I changed that fluid at 60,000 miles and also added an external filter near the transmission cooler, which was easy to do back then. This one has the teeny tiny dipstick but I haven't seen a kit to add a normal one yet, and I don't see any space to put on an external filter. Good news is it runs great. I do not believe in running the same fluid 150,000 miles.

To F150Dlite I hope they get yours right, I agree 1st step is check the fluid level. Thanks Ford for making this such a pain to do. :(
 
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