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Hello there, I have a ford transit connect van and when in second or forth gear it will jump out when at lows revs Or at low revs and hitting a pot hole or speed bump. When accelerating it will hold in all gears perfectly regardless of road surface. It's worth also mentioning the gears will engage no problems at all. What do you think new gearbox
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Ford
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No nobody has replied yet??RegardsTom
Expert:  Ross replied 2 years ago.
Hi my name is***** am a diagnostic technician and look forward to working with you.Apologies for the delay getting to your question! Unfortunately there is a possibility for this being the gearbox it's self but as you mentioned it is jumping out of gear over bumps rather than on acceleration/deceleration could also indicate another causes.Ideally the van will need to be raised on a lift to carry out an inspection of the under side. Worn engine mounts (rear stabiliser most commonly) Can wear, this results in excessive swinging or the engine jumping on the mounts. Often this is enough to pull on the gear selector mechanism and allow it to pop out of gear. I would advise starting with checking the engine mounts.Next would be to inspect the gear selector, rods and joints for any obvious problems, I have seen a connection rod which links the gear selector to the gearbox bend in the past which has caused the gears to jump out as excessive force is put on the selector which is usually quite obvious when examining the selector rods.Finally would be the gearbox it's self. The gears are held in place using detent springs, if these wear or the selector arm is worn in the gearbox it can cause jumping out, the classic sign of this is jumping out when accelerating or decelerating (or both) so in your case I would certain check the other possibilities mentioned before condemning the gearbox.
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