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Unhappy Truck/Tranny

Hello,

Hoping someone can help me out here...

My truck is not happy right now and i can throw parts at it but i want to be able to fix it. Tranny has been re-done once already, i do not know the milage on it when it was done though it was with the former owner, it has a larger cooler in it and the bill says it had a "HD Torque Converter" installed too. It now has 316,000km's on it.

Firstly some history, fuel pump froze this winter, someone tried to boost it for my wife while i was away... melted one of my batteries. So it sat from Christmas till the end of April when we finally got some sun [i live way up north, even by Canadian Standards]. Truck is now running no problem, however its not driving so nice, when it goes to shift its like half way through the shift it cant decide which gear to go into and seems to bounce back and forth, kinda feels like fuel starvation, but its not, i ruled that out with a fuel pressure test... This happens about 1900-2100 RPM.

...one of the guys at work said to just go get the tranny flushed...

I check the tranny fluid while it was hot, and it was low, so i added more [yes i got the compatable stuff] but i added too much, so i went underneath to drain some, seems the rivnut that the dran plug is installed into is spinning in the housing and i can not get it to come out, also the fluid is leaking from around the rivnut so i know i will need a new tranny pan.

Any ideas what can be causing the issue? yes its still doing it, and yes ive had to drive it a couple times since... theres still too much fluid in it.

For the pan i was looking at a Derale Pan with built in coolers, i see them filling with crap off the road but its the cheapest extra capacity one i found. - http://www.summitracing.com/parts/der-14208

Also whiloe that was off i was planning to install a TransGo Performance Shift Kit - http://www.summitracing.com/parts/trg-e4od-hd2 hoping that that would solve my issues, does anyone have any experience with this kit?

On top of all that i figured i should install an external remote filter system... http://www.summitracing.com/parts/der-13090

The engine is throwing a PCM Keep Alive Memory code that won't clear too, any thought on that would be appreciated.

Im not sure what to do to fix this problem and i hope i explained it well enough.

Thanks everyone!
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Since i forgot to mention it, it is, i believe a E4OD tranny, 96 F250 4x4... if that helps...
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it being overfull wont make it shift weird like that I know from experience. not sure what your issue is but thought it could be helpful that being overfull is not the issue. hopefully somebody else can help more

94 F-250 reg cab 4x4 5spd 7.3 stroke. 3inch downpipe, 4 in exhaust. super duty turbo with 1.0 non wastegated exhaust housing ww2 and 360 thrust kit. Intercooler, MB diesel hpop, driven diesel complete efuel, 6637 air filter, kingpin dana 60.

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well thanks for the input, glad to know i didnt completely bugger it on my own. Hopefully someone else will be able to point me in the right direction...
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I installed the inline external filter, a 7qt extra capacity pan with drain plug and cooling tuber and its made a he11 of a difference, still sputtering but thats a fuel problem...

shifting much better and staying significantly cooler!
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