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Ford E-150 Harsh Engagement when Shifting into Reverse or Drive - Irregular Shifting while Driving

Ford E-150 Problem
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Model Years Affected: 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994

Drive Train Affected: Automatic Transmission


On vehicles equipped with the E4OD (4-speed automatic) transmission, harsh engagement of the automatic transmission when shifting into reverse or drive, and irregular shifting while driving can be caused by failure of the Manual Lever Position (MLP) sensor. Water intrusion can lead to failure of the sensor, which should be replaced with a revised sensor and wiring kit to prevent future failure.

  • Visitor,

    when shifting into drive or reverse it jerks and when running/driving it will not hold a steady speed like around 25mph. it goes faster or slower,but won't be a steady speed? I don't get it?

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