PROBLEM! Where do I start???? need help PLEASE! - Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum

7.3L IDI (Non-Powerstroke) Diesels Technical discussion of topics related to vehicles powered by the 7.3 Liter In-Direct Injection Navistar engines.

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 6 Old 02-26-2010, 09:04 PM Thread Starter
Compression Ignition Addict
 
texasstroker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 206
Thanks: 1
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
PROBLEM! Where do I start???? need help PLEASE!

I just bought another toy today and need some help.....

It is a 1994 FORD F-350 crew cab single wheel with the 7.3L IDI turbo diesel, automatic overdrive transmission and only a 134-k miles.

Truck had to be jumper off, runs good, but the alternator is making all kinds of noise and the gauge shows to be under 1/2 way while at idle. Went to test drive and the transmission did not want to shift then the truck died. Jumped it off and took it back. Bought it any way, too nice of a truck.

My question is, if the alternator is bad (and or batteries) would this cause it not to shift right??
texasstroker is offline  
post #2 of 6 Old 02-28-2010, 10:08 AM Thread Starter
Compression Ignition Addict
 
texasstroker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 206
Thanks: 1
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Does anyone have a clue about this problem? Do I just start with the batteries and alternator and see or do I need to just do the tranny too?
texasstroker is offline  
post #3 of 6 Old 02-28-2010, 10:14 AM
duct tape & zip ties

 
bigcountrysg's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Willis, MI
Posts: 10,761
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Send a message via Yahoo to bigcountrysg
Did you pull the dipstick for the trans to look at the fluid. Is the fluid brown or red. If it is brown it is burnt and needs to be changed.

Most likely your alternator is no good if it is making noise. Then it has a bad bearing and that is causing your noise. A bad bearing in an alternator will not allow the alternator to produce the power it is suppose to. Reason being the brushes inside will be out of alignment and could be rubbing.


Your Actions Today, Decide Your Future Tomorrow

2005 6.0 Crew Cab Long Box Lariat, current truck

2004 6.0 destroyed by contaminated fuel

2002 7.3L burnt
bigcountrysg is offline  
post #4 of 6 Old 02-28-2010, 06:09 PM Thread Starter
Compression Ignition Addict
 
texasstroker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 206
Thanks: 1
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Fluid looks fine, does not smell burt or anything out of the norm. other than maybe about a quart low.

Do you think the lack of proper out put from the alternator would cause the shifting problems?
texasstroker is offline  
post #5 of 6 Old 03-01-2010, 12:13 PM Thread Starter
Compression Ignition Addict
 
texasstroker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 206
Thanks: 1
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
PROBLEM SOLVED!

I installed a new alternator and 2 fresh batteries and now the transmission shifts PERFECT!
texasstroker is offline  
post #6 of 6 Old 03-02-2010, 05:43 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
FordGuy100's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Silverton, OR
Posts: 2,492
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
The E4OD's get a signal from the IP, a voltage signal, depending on how much throttle you are giving it (to kick down, ect). If you had lower voltage it could have been throwing it off?

Glad you got it fixed

-Justin-
1985 Ford F-250 with a 6.9 IDI/T-19 4speed 4x4
Paint, Eagle Alloys, Kelly Safari TSR's, ATS turbo, gauges

2004 Jetta TDI 5 speed
2004 2wd Excursion Limited 6.0. Testing how loyal I am to Ford
1997 Passat B4V TDI. 1 of 80 imported in 97. 50 MPG and a factory 25 gallon fuel tank!
FordGuy100 is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome