- Jul 18, 2011
I got my 2012 eb 3.5 done (lead frame whatever, electrical lines that run thru tranny and screwed up shifting) for free from dealer 3 ish years ago w/ 95K on it, was nice cuz I got a free tranny service too they have a tsb/warranty/recall on it fixed it perfectIt doesn't sound good. Hoping to not add that issue to my 2013 150 Ecoboost.
Mine is in to have the Molded Leadframe replaced in the transmission. Started not shifting and dropping most the electronics off on the dash. Stealership is charging $1,300 for that.
I also have the timing chain / Cam Phaser rattle at startup. They are willing to fix that for a little over $6K. I'm still debating if this will happen. Also considering a reman install that should have all the updates to avoid further issues.
My first Ford truck in twenty years. Might be my last one too.
The more I read about the Ecoboost the less I like it. Those GM 35O's would run all day and night.
I LOVE posts like these!!!! Congrats!!Fingers crossed , but it is fixed. . .
I hooked up my pancake compressor, set it to 20 (ish) psi and exercised the wastegate actuators. The right (passenger) side of the engine was fine. The wastegate moved and retracted as it should with pressure & relief.
The left (driver) side, the actuator barely moved. I tested the actuator for any air leaks (nope). So, I gave the wastegate lever hinge some PB Blaster to loosen it up. With a little bit of coaxing, the actuator and wastegate arm started moving as they should. So, I gave the wastegate mechanism a bit of a workout with 'squirts' of pressure.
I took the truck out for a test drive and the noise and flutter is gone. The truck accelerates smoothly . . . and . . . quite well I might add.
I guess I don't need a new tranny after all . . .