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Lost Reverse for awhile!!??? WTF?

If you guys have any info to help that would be great! I have a 1997 F-350 SRW 7.3l with an automatic and 210,000 miles. This weekend I pulled my 29 foot travel trailer about 45 miles in a 35-40mph headwind in 3rd gear about 55-60mph. It pulled fine, but when we got to our campsite and I went to back it in the motor bogged down and died. I restarted it and pulled forward and attempted the backup again and same thing happened, then I put the transfer case into 4 low and it backed up fine. I didn't lock the hubs just put the T-case in low and it worked in reverse. The truck sat for 2 days after that and yesterday when I hooked up reverse worked fine and has ever since. I had the tranny and t-case both flushed and refilled with full synthetic and new filter about 2 months ago. Not sure what happened, but I am now worried that I need a rebuild, what do you guys think the problem could be?
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I have heard that sometimes the filter coming loose will cause the torque converter to try and lock in reverse causing it to stall. Check that first.

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I'm thinking its a filter problem also. My truck did that 3 times last summer. I'd put it in reverse, and it'd lock the converter up and kill the truck. Recently it has been trying to lock-up in reverse, but i don't think its the same issue. I've towed a little since then, and even with the chip its still going strong.

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Thanks for the info guys! I hope it is something as simple as the filter. When I had it flushed the guy at the tranny shop said it looked great on the inside with little wear and no damage. The truck is all stock except for a NAPA 6637 filter.

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I have the same problem with my 95 f250 e40d trans but it does not kill the motor, it will go through the gears in foward fine but soon as you put it in reverse it goes no where, also if you put it neutral it goes forward, any suggestions?
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^^^^ That sounds like a range selector problem; thinks it's in neutral when you're in reverse, and thinks it's in drive when you're in neutral.
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