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Old 06-19-2012, 03:21 PM
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2wd to 4wd tranny need help

I have a 1997 7.3 f250 4x4 and the transmission is shot in it. would a 2wd transmission out of a 94 f250 7.3 work and i just loose 4wd? and also couldnt i swap the tailshafts out and the 4x4 work? im new to the forums and would really apreciate any feedback/advice. Btw, i dont have the money for a rebuild or a new tranny so please dont suggest that.
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Old 06-20-2012, 09:38 AM
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bueler........bueler. sombody please reply i got a 2wd e4od tranny for nearly nothin and i need to know if i can make this work. my tranny now is 4wd and i dont wanna be drivin a lifted truck on 38s and it only be 2wd. Anybodyyyyy??

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Old 06-21-2012, 06:58 PM
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If it is a 94 auto trans it came from behind a IDI engine so first off you would have to switch the solenoid pack out of the 97 into the 94. Second you would have to do a complete teardown of the 94 and 97 trans to swap the 4x4 output shaft into the 2 wd trans. Thirdly unless the 94 trans has been rebuilt heavy duty with all the necessary upgrades it's not going to live for very long behind a powerstroke turning 38" tire's. It might hold for awhile if your gearing has been changed to compensate for the large tire's in the range of 4:56, 4:88 or even 5:13s if you tow heavy often.
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Old 06-21-2012, 07:41 PM
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first off, thankyou for replying. i just miss coming home everyday to seeing my baby parked in the driveway... like i said i can get this tranny for next to nothing. my trucks geared 4.88 so it never has had problems pullin them tires. the transmission i have now i was told only needed a torque converter. so i put a new torque converter on it and it wont go into gear. i filled it full of fluid so thats not a issue. i crunk it up and tried putting it in gear. it wont go into D,2,1,R and rolls backwards in park...... Any ideas on that? this is my first Powerstroke. Thanks in advance
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Old 06-21-2012, 07:44 PM
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im 18 and on a low budget. And im sure the torque converter is good cause its brand new, and installed correctly.
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Old 06-21-2012, 08:08 PM
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If it rolls while in park and get absolutely nothing in any gear are you sure that the transfer case is okay? The truck should not roll if the trans is in park and the transfer case is in anything other than neutral
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Old 06-22-2012, 03:40 AM
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Well there are so many metal shavings in the fluid. After fushing it an putting new fluid in tjere there it still has metal shavings. So many that the valve body looks like penutbutter and the filter was clogged up so I replaced it and still nothing. When I criminal it up and just let it run the other day the trans pan got really hot to Jus he running for 30mins. Wich makes me think the pump has failed. And I thought park was just like a rod that locks it in place in the tranny.
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Old 06-22-2012, 07:25 AM
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If your fluid is full of metal shavings you most defiantly have a problem and has likely screwed up your new t.c. The parking pawl is in the rear of the trans and it is fairly heavy duty but it is actuated by a rod.
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Old 06-22-2012, 07:35 AM
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Yeah, I guess the best thing to do is buy a used 4x4 tranny on the budget i have. I talked to a man who claims to have one for a 97 but i don't know how to tell what year it is just by lookin at the transmission. I guess ill just have to take it on his word? Or is there a way to tell
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Old 06-22-2012, 07:53 AM
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No real way to tell what year they are.
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