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post #1 of 4 Old 11-14-2012, 09:06 PM Thread Starter
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97 powerstroke e4od problems

I hooked up to my trailer a few weeks ago and after driving out of town about 30 miles my OD light started blinking. I decided it was best not to push the truck and headed home. I used auto engenuity and found it was a torque converter slip. With 145k it is probably a tranny on its way out.

I'm looking for options. I'm in the Phoenix area and would like to find someone reliable to rebuild this teanny with minor upgrades. I tow a toyhauler and am lifted on 37s. I'm currently stock but will be adding a tuner, e fuel and injectors over the next year. Nothing crazy HP wise maybe 350 at most or so. I want a tranny that can handle that while pulling.

I know some people will install more clutch bands etc., a Billet torque converter, valve body and other stuff. I don't feel ill need billet input or output shafts.

Anyone know a good builder in the Phoenix valley? I've checked with John woods and I'm not looking to spend a starting price of 4k. I'm sure there are great people very familiar with these trannies who know what needs to be done.

Thanks and look forward to hearing what everyone had to say.

2015 Ford Crew Cab F250 4x4 bone stock- 6" lift, 37" Toyos, 20" wheels, Amp steps, smoked cab lights coming soon
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Longshot, but -- do you still get the code and OD-Off light without the trailer? Esp. look for different behavior whether you have the trailer wiring connnected or not. The brake light circuit on the automatic trucks tells the PCM whether to unlock the TC, and it's remotely possible that an eff-up in the trailer wiring is feeding something bad back to the PCM via that circuit, thus setting a code related to the TC. Again, not likely, but rule it out before spelling doom/gloom for the tranny.
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Play it safe...either get a BTS or a JW trans....seen way to many so called good trannie builders trans fail.
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If you really wanna "play it safe", get a ZF5....
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