2004 transmission rebuild
Thought I was off the hook with the transmission trouble, but I got stuck in about 6" of snow today, tried to do some rocking back and forth, but the transmission doesn't shift forward/back quickly, so no dice.... By the time I had to get pulled out, I had lost reverse.
(2004 FX4, 140,000km). From what I've read, I believe this is a common failure mode....
So: is there anything special I should do/request with the rebuild? In the mechanical transmission days, you could get a physical "shift kit", which would firm up the shifts (and I'd REALLY like this transmission to shift more firmly!). Can you get something like that available, or do you have to buy a chip/programmer?
And, for the experienced... is there any chance that this has NOT been a catastrophic failure?
Thanks in advance!