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Old 01-30-2011, 07:08 PM
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I just bought a 01 f350 with 89,000 miles. The transmission has firm shifts going into all gears. There is no slipping and no delay. It goes trough all gears and downshifts fine. Is this normal? The guy I bought it from said it was that way when he got it. The only mods to the truck is a 4" exhaust, no chip. I have a 04 e350 with the 7.3 and it shifts smooth, but it sounds different and it doesnt seem like it pulls as hard as the 01.
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Old 01-31-2011, 03:38 PM
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I thought all '04's were 6.0 engines with 5r110w trannies???
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Old 01-31-2011, 04:22 PM
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when we ordered it we had a choice between the 7.3 and the 6.0. It is a 4 speed
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Well it could have a shift kit in it no real way to tell without pulling the VB out.
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The guy I bought it from said it was stock. He had the fluid and filter changed at 40,000. He saved every maintenance record. It shifts the same no matter how hard I accelerate. It does feel like a shift kit. I just wasnt sure if it is normal or not.

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Well, better to have a firm shift than soft.
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I have a 04 e350 with the 7.3 and it shifts smooth, but it sounds different and it doesnt seem like it pulls as hard as the 01.
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when we ordered it we had a choice between the 7.3 and the 6.0. It is a 4 speed
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Old 02-01-2011, 06:33 AM
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yeh all 04s were 6.0 no matter what. You might of bought a 03 in 2004
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Old 02-01-2011, 07:34 AM
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Hate to tell you but I have the pink slip here in front of me and it is a 2004 and it has the 7.3. It is a handicap conversion van.
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Old 02-02-2011, 07:23 PM
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conversions are different because they can be 6-12 months from time of build till they do the conversion and get it on the lot so, yes you are right you probally had a choice in having a 7.3 or a 6.0
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