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Old 12-18-2009, 02:56 PM
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Question Transmission "GHOST"

Went to start my 2004 6.0L F250 powerstroke 4x4 the other morning, all lights came on as well as hurricane light, when warmed up I turned the ignition key all the way and NOTHING. Batteries were load tested and checked out great -have power to the solenoid atop the starter. Jumped the starter solenoid and truck started right up with my wife turning the key as I jumped the solenoid. Took it to my mechanic, he said it was the transmission neutral safety switch and he adjusted it and all was fine. Went to pick it up, truck started fine, drove home, next morning SAME PROBLEM. Jump started solenoid again, drove to mechanic, and just got a call from him that his new diagnosis is some kind of switch inside the transmission itself that isn't finding neutral, thus the no start with the ignition. Wants 304 more dollars to replace that! Just paid him 195 the other day for the neutral safety switch adjustment. Does this sound right? his diagnosis and all? Desperately seeking some help. Is this something I can fix myself? Thanks in advance for any help.
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Old 12-18-2009, 07:38 PM
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Please, can anyone help me with the above post???? Thanks
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Old 12-19-2009, 07:40 AM
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Is there a connection between the starter and the transmission? My mechanic says my transmission cannot read neutral therefore my starter is not working. Please help.
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Old 12-20-2009, 03:47 PM
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There has to be a connection because the truck will not start in gear.
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Old 12-20-2009, 07:53 PM
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Found out its called a transmission range sensor. With my transmission it is located inside the tranny so I will have to drop the pan to get at it. I think I will take it in to let the experts have at it. Sounds to complicated for me to do myself
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Old 12-21-2009, 04:02 AM
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trs, that is correct. The mechanic should refund the $195 or apply it to the new cost.
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Old 12-21-2009, 06:16 AM
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Great point! I will call and demand that. Thanks
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Old 12-24-2009, 08:58 AM
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Concerning the transmission range sensor(TRS): Instead of dropping the tran pan to replace the internal trannie part, can I just put a spring toggle switch on my dash and run the wires directly to the starter solenoid under the hood and when I turn my key all the way to start just trip the toggle switch for a second to start the truck?? Am I hurting anything by doing this? Thanks
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Old 12-24-2009, 09:41 AM
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Any opinions or suggestions out there?
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Old 12-24-2009, 10:13 AM
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does the term Pandora mean anything to you. Do NOT do that!!!
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