I have a 2001 F150 supercrew with a 5.4L engine, 110,000 miles. It is my husband’s daily driver for work. At the end of October, he started it after not driving it for about a week, and it wouldn’t go in reverse. It sounded like the gear engaged and the truck lurched, but would not move. We had it towed to our local mechanic, who advised we needed a rebuild, so we went ahead with it. Fast forward to today - the truck has sat for about a week, and when my husband went to go somewhere, he put it in reverse…and the exact same thing happened. It sounds like it engages, it lurches, but then will not move. Note: this is the first time the truck has sat this long since the rebuild.
I have a call into the mechanic, but am wondering if anyone has ideas for me. I’m frustrated that my $2000 repair resulted in the same issue a couple months later. The rebuild does have a 1 year warranty, but I’m starting to think the issue wasn’t the transmission in the first place.
Thanks for any advice in advance!