On the way home last night & everything was fine, then under mild acceleration, nothing. just like I had put it in neutral. no noises or anything. I didn't even have the radio on (just listening to the turbo). Came to a halt and I had no gears. Not even a hint of 1st, reverse, nothing.... tranny fluid is still excellent from the recent change (few weeks ago & thousand or so miles). Fluid temp was right at 128... rather cool early this morning.
Keeping in mind I had a shudder in the driveline for quite some time now (seemingly from the weak TC as well as the feeling of a manual transmission with a worn out clutch
), I'm still leaning to a TC gone by the way side. Any thoughts? how is the best way to tell when the TC is definetly a gonner?
Prior to this, I have had no issues with the tranny, great firm shifts, no common issues...
I have an OTC Nemisys OBDII reader and it shows every shift solenoid to be working, but shows the TCC to never lock, always staying in the 'off' position. I took a screen shot of the data and will try to post it later.
So, I certainly appreciate any thoughts and suggestions/knowledge from you tranny experts out there. This one has me mighty curious.
2000 F350 SRW Lariat 4x4 CC
300k + miles & just 'broken in'
7.3 L basically stock, best diesel truck I've ever owned!
Bunch of Alpine, MB Quart, JL Audio, Precision Power stereo stuff & Remote Start
4" Stainless Exhaust (turbo-back & straight pipe)
Shackle leveling kit & factory U/B Springs
Rancho RS9000XL shocks
B&W Gooseneck Hitch
35x12.50 Goodyear Wrangler MT/R's
Ranch Hand Brush Guard
Toolbox & bed full of misc junk