So I started my truck this morning let her idle for about 5-10 as normal and pulled out of my driveway. Everything was fine till I got to the top of my street.
I pulled onto the main road and thought it was ice covered because it felt like my rear wheels were spinning. RPM's went up but no power to the ground. It was freezing this morning and the roads looked wet so I though I hit a spot of ice. Continued down the road a while and realized I had a problem. Truck wouldn't put power down and I knew the trans was slipping. my speed was around 30mph but rpms were up around 2,000. truck was putting power to the ground but only slightly and my speed was rapidly decreasing.
I was able to get off the road. Thought maybe I some how got between drive and neutral so I jockeyed the shift level into park and down to 1. In 1 the truck would drive normal and when bumped to 2 the trans acted fine then I put her in D and nothing again just continued to slip.
Here is where I am a little confused when i pushed the O/D off button the truck trans would act normal and I could drive it up to speed through all the gears. I would wait till I got up to about 50 mph and turn the O/D off button again. The truck would then shift to 4th and continue on down the road at cruse speed without issues. I had to be at work so I drove it attempting to get to my destination.
I did this for a while and then the trans went. I had nothing in any of the gears. It would hold in park but no reverse or anything else. No high temps in the trans and not leaking any fluid.
Had her towed to a local shop they said they would take a look and let me know what they find.
I have a feeling it wont be good, perhaps I should of parked it and left it as soon as it started having issues.
So the question is what the heck happened any ideas? Did my torque converter go or something worse?
Also what should I do now if it is bad?
Rebuild, BTS or something else.
My plans for the truck are putting a TS chip on with moderate costume tunes. No big power "turbo" or "injectors" and not towing anything right now maybe a camper later.
Any ideas or feed back would be appreciated.
2001 7.3 excab long bed 145,XXX
Gauges boost, pyro, trans, fuel
4" diamond eye turbo back
Donaldson air filter