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Hard/Late shifts, low power cruising.

Hi, I just went and test drove a early 99 f250 lariat. When it idled it had a slight lope and sounded like the Rpms were a little too slow. When I was driving it, it shifted way late and head jerking hard in 1st and just as late but a little softer in 2nd. In 3rd it ran up to speed pretty good at 3/4 throttle. When I backed out and it shifted into OD, it would lose speed even on cruise until it downshifted. Then it would slow back down In OD. He said it had a transgo tugger kit in it that the previous owner put in it and it has always ran/shifted like that buy he also doesn't seem very mechanically inclined. I just wanted to see if I could fix it easily as he has a good price on the truck. 8000 for a 4wd 4dr lariat 227k.
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thats not a great price on a truck where it sounds like the trans might be on its way out

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thats not a great price on a truck where it sounds like the trans might be on its way out
Lol that's true but I dont think it is, because it doesn't flutter the tach. But that's why I am asking, I'm not a tranny man.
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Anybody have any ideas?
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Sounds to me that more than likely there is a engine problem and its not making good power.

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Sounds to me that more than likely there is a engine problem and its not making good power.
OK, any ideas as to what might do it? ICP? EBPV? it seems to have a glow plug problem. Very little blowby. It has a new CPS. I don't have a way to do a buzz test. Small oil leak. He said it was a transgo tugger kit pro install. It just shifts way too hard and too late to be just the shift kit. It feels almost like a manual dumping a stiff clutch, really got some head jerk to it. It doesn't slip at all. Third pull strong then at 60 or so I let off and it shifts to OD and it won't hold speed.
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Really need to do a cylinder contribution test. The reason I think that is the lope at idle you speak of and not holding its speed. I'm not as familiar with the 4r100 as I am the E4od. I know that my E4od shifts pretty hard because I had the VB set up to do it. I know the tugger kits can firm up the shifts a bunch but it doesn't sound like it shifts when it is supposed to. I'm thinking the trans needs to be scanned also to check for codes etc.

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OK if the tranny has codes will the ses light come on?
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Yea it should. At what speed where you at to back off to get it to go into od? Is the speedometer working correctly?

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Yea it should. At what speed where you at to back off to get it to go into od? Is the speedometer working correctly?
OK no SES light, and I checked to see if somebody knocked it out. It comes on when you first turn the key to run. The speedometer seemed to be accurate I was backing out around 60.
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