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I need help, this is my daily driver!
New to the forums. I read around a bit and couldn't seem to find thread with my problem. Anyways...
I have a 1997 F350 Crew Cab Dually 7.3 PSD 2wd. 347,000 miles. Recent oil change and transmission flush. It is almost completely stock except for the 10k mod.
About a week ago I put a good 3000lbs of wood in the back and drove for about a day with it until I finally dumped it all. Truck ran fine even with all the weight. However yesterday everything just seemed to start falling apart. Minus the driver side door handle breaking off my major problem is the way it drives. I have no get up and go, no "oomphf" at all. The truck accelerates very slowly, at WOT it won't go above 2500RPM and say I'm in 1st gear at WOT it won't shift. It will just get up to 20MPH and 2500RPM and nothing. If I back off to half throttle then it will shift. And if I am already cruising on the road say I need to pass somebody. I put it down and it just downshifts into 3rd, 2500RPM and I lose speed.
Now I don't know if this is engine, transmission, or both. If it was just having problems shifting I would say the transmission but since the engine won't seem to rev beyond 2500RPM (even in neutral or park at WOT) I don't know what the problem is. I knew the HPOP is probably going out but that can be the cause of ALL of my problems? I joined the Army as a diesel mechanic so I have some general and specific knowledge but we don't use PowerStroke or Internationals. We use Detroits, Cummins and CAT, so when it comes to the specifics on the Ford side I'm lost. Like the title says this is my daily driver and I don't have a back up.