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Old 05-02-2010, 05:40 PM
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Just bought truck.. plese, please help..

hey everyone, just bought a 2002 ford f-350 with 50,000 miles on it from an old man. It has a plow on it, I transported it back to my house with it on (200+ miles) no problems while running it. But I just took the plow off and when I put it into reverse, it started bucking and jerking.. I pulled forward again and it was fine, back into reverse and its fine.. I am extremely worried that it needs a tranny, what I'm reading here isnt setting my mind at ease.. the other gears shift perfect with no slipping.. I really find it hard to believe that it will need a transmission rebuild with such low mileage.. Needless to say, I will be very mad if it does and this old bastard didnt tell me it had problems.. Let me know what you guys think..
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hey everyone, just bought a 2002 ford f-350 with 50,000 miles on it from an old man. It has a plow on it, I transported it back to my house with it on (200+ miles) no problems while running it. But I just took the plow off and when I put it into reverse, it started bucking and jerking.. I pulled forward again and it was fine, back into reverse and its fine.. I am extremely worried that it needs a tranny, what I'm reading here isnt setting my mind at ease.. the other gears shift perfect with no slipping.. I really find it hard to believe that it will need a transmission rebuild with such low mileage.. Needless to say, I will be very mad if it does and this old bastard didnt tell me it had problems.. Let me know what you guys think..

well, first thing would be to have the engine/tranny scanned with a high-quality scan tool (SNAP ON) for example. I think most if not all of these trucks shift into 2nd at about 10 mph. so, 2nd might be smoked if he pushed a lot of snow with it. jerking? doesn't sound like a tranny issue though really. perhaps a fuel delivery problem, injector, loose electrical harness under the left valve cover? etc. Have you changed the oil? fuel filter? tranny drain and filter service? so, scan the 'puter, and service the rig. oh, and make certain you use high-quality fuel too. (get your fuel from a station that sells/turns over a lot of diesel) Report back too. good luck.

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Old 05-03-2010, 11:28 AM
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WELL MY ARGUEMENT TO THE LOW MILAGE STATEMENT IS WHAT WAS THE TRUCK USED FOR HEAVY HAULING AROUND A FARM AND SNOW PLOWING BECAUSE IF IT WAS YOU MAY NEED A TRANNY BUT IF IT WAS JUST USED ALITTLE FOR PLOWING IT MAY JUST BE A LOW FLUID ISSUE OR EVEN A VALVE BODY PROBLEM
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what he said do all that and 2nd/reverse are used hard on a plow truck
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hey guys, thanks for the responses, really appreciate it.. The truck was used for small residential plowing and he said he did his fire house.. Its from a very small town in CT and owned by an old man like i said.. I drove the truck today and it ran great.. All the gears shifted nice and firm.. As far as the fluids, the oil is due at 53,000 miles and the trans oil is as clean as a whistle with no burnt smell at all. I'll keep you guys posted, im praying if there is a problem that its only reverse because that takes a beating plowing.. thanks again guys!
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