2010 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor Long Term Road Test

2010 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor: Transmission Troubles?

December 28, 2010


The Raptor has taken to showing some transmission temperament when it's waking itself up in the morning. When the systems are cold, both second and third gear engage with a stutter and a slam, and the rear of the truck wriggles up and down like an old dog.

It's hard to say what kind of issue we're having. We'll see what the dealership says at the next service. With all that hydraulic fluid flushing through those passageways, the whole automatic transmission thing seems more like sorcery than science anyway.

Considering the way the Raptor is driven, it's a miracle that all the wheels are still on.

Michael Jordan, Executive Editor, Edmunds.com @ 15,307 miles

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