Im going to post an automotive question here too.... because its my work truck.
Ford van e-150 automatic...think its a 2002.
When Im driving down the highway if I give it a little gas to accelerate it does fine. But if I need to accelerate quickly and give it a lot of gas it seems like the transmission drops into a lower gear or something..... either something is slipping or it goes into a lower gear. You can actually hear the engine putting out more power but you can also watch the speedometer fall.
Works fine if Im easy on it...but a couple of times I have needed to get out of some idiots way and last week had to avoid a boob who was coming over onto me from the other lane.....and it really took me by surprise.
The auto mechanic who looks at our vehicles said the clutches or something in the transmission for that gear range were slipping..... and I dont know if work is going to fix it or just let me keep going till it gets worse.
I want to know what it is and if anyone else has had similar problems.....
I dont want this thing to leave me stranded without any warning.