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shift smooth...most of the time

Seems like some days my transmission wants to shift perfectly but some days it shifts kinda hard. It never slips. Sometimes when I'm in Tow/Haul mode it shifts really hard but at random times. The truck has about 95,000 miles on it. I've put about 25,000 miles on it in the last nine months. I bought the truck at a dealership with 70,000 miles not knowing about any Transmission service.The fluid was clean and full. What do you guys think?

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It's something of a common problem. Some folks have had success fixing this problem by replacing their direct solenoid. Suncoast offers them and Cobb's resells them here on the ORG.

Be sure to follow the maintenance schedule pretty religiously. Sounds like you are due to replace your external tranny filter soon.

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Gogo Diesel Direct Drive Solenoid
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SCT w/ Custom Tunes (TSD, DJ's, Innovative, Gearhead, QuickTricks)

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Firestone RideRite Air Bags
BDS Dual Steering Stabilizer
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Thanks for the reply...so it does not sound like a major prob correct?

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Mine's been running like that for over 50k miles and the tranny hasn't failed yet. Mine was significantly worse running a tuner and in stock mode, most folks riding with me don't even feel it.

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2005 F250, CCSB, 6.0 PSD, FX4 (The Sweet Unit is white)
2008 F350, CCLB, 6.4 PSD (Brad-the wife's truck is black)




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Fluidampr
CCV Reroute (Reinstated)
4" MBRP Exhaust
MTW Stage 1 Turbo
Bulletproof 53V FICM
BulletProof EGR Cooler
BulletProof Water Pump
Riff Raff Intercooler Boots
Gogo Diesel Direct Drive Solenoid
BulletProof All-Aluminum Radiator
BulletProof All-Aluminum Intercooler
BulletProof Oil Cooler System w/ Bypass Filter
SCT w/ Custom Tunes (TSD, DJ's, Innovative, Gearhead, QuickTricks)

Exterior Mods:
Bilstein 5100 Shocks
Icon Adjustable Trac Bar
Firestone RideRite Air Bags
BDS Dual Steering Stabilizer
Aluminum Finned Differential Cover
Reese 16k Manual Slider 5th Wheel Hitch
Icon 2.5" Leveling Kit w/ F-350 rear blocks
20" BMF Novakanes wrapped in 33" Nitto Terra Grapplers
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Im takin a nine hour drive to Glamis tommorrow so hopefully it holds up.

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Have fun, man. I'm going to miss out on our Thanksgiving dune trip this year... We usually go to Gordon's. Maybe we'll see you out there sometime. Here's my setup...

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2008 F350, CCLB, 6.4 PSD (Brad-the wife's truck is black)




Engine Mods:
Fluidampr
CCV Reroute (Reinstated)
4" MBRP Exhaust
MTW Stage 1 Turbo
Bulletproof 53V FICM
BulletProof EGR Cooler
BulletProof Water Pump
Riff Raff Intercooler Boots
Gogo Diesel Direct Drive Solenoid
BulletProof All-Aluminum Radiator
BulletProof All-Aluminum Intercooler
BulletProof Oil Cooler System w/ Bypass Filter
SCT w/ Custom Tunes (TSD, DJ's, Innovative, Gearhead, QuickTricks)

Exterior Mods:
Bilstein 5100 Shocks
Icon Adjustable Trac Bar
Firestone RideRite Air Bags
BDS Dual Steering Stabilizer
Aluminum Finned Differential Cover
Reese 16k Manual Slider 5th Wheel Hitch
Icon 2.5" Leveling Kit w/ F-350 rear blocks
20" BMF Novakanes wrapped in 33" Nitto Terra Grapplers
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I have the same issue, its weird like you said, sometimes awesome othertimes it shifts kinda hard, I got 107500 on mine. Might have to give suncoast a call. thanks for that reply.

P.S. - that set up is sweeeeeeeeeet!

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upgraded turbo oil supply tube(solid)
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