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post #1 of 4 Old 11-20-2009, 09:11 AM Thread Starter
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Symptoms of a failing Torque converter????

I've had a couple problems with my truck, i bought it used about 3 months ago, and i've been tracking down gremlins ever since...

I've had trouble with towing power, at first, the truck was kinda sluggish and i discovered the EBVP was closed and causing problems, after fixing this, the truck ran much better unloaded and i thought i had fixed the problems...

After i thought i had it all straightened up, i hooked to a mini excavator and the truck was a dog...(1.5 mile level straight strech to reach 50mph)

i had a chip on order and installed it, and again unloaded the truck hauls???

i have no codes, no flashing OD OFF light, i had a mechanic ride with me with a code scanner and no abnormal sensor readings

only problems i am experiencing is a shudder. Mostly happens when trying to accelerate up a steep hill when already in OD, stops if truck kicks down.

the mechanic suggested the torque converter might be bad, but said he had no evidence to support it with the scanner...

Anyone else had a torque converter cause a problem like this?

1997 Ford f350 7.3

TS 5 position chip
diy cai
4in stright pipe
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Same exact issue here! Just had my transmission re-worked (haven't picked the truck up yet) and they tell me it's still doing it and tried telling me it was missing. Doesn't seem right to me as it would miss in all gears all the time or at least at certain rpms in all gears.

Someone else here posted they had a similar issue and replaced the lever used to put the truck into gears and it solved there issue. I'll see if I can find it and post a link.

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Here's the link (it's in the 99-03 trannie problems):
http://www.powerstroke.org/forum/99-...fix-maybe.html

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had the fluid changed in the tranny and torque converter, and it seems to have fixed it...pulled the bobcat like a champ today

doesn't many any sence, but it is working, so i'll take what i can get

1997 Ford f350 7.3

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