Hello. Long time reader, new member. I've looked all over the forums & found invaluable information over the years. Never joined because I didn't want to waste anyones time reading my stupid posts. Just recently I decided to join because I need help!!!
May '07, my now x-gf ran my truck in 2nd gear & traveled several miles to pickup my now x-best-friend/best-man/her new husband from school, only to get home & wonder why the truck, "Sounded so loud"(Rule #1 Nobody else drives my truck)... I noticed for some time after that it lacked power... Some time went by & the truck started making this terrible clanking noise. Took it to the local ford dealer for diagnostics, walked around the dealership for several hours only for the service rep to tell me they weren't going to charge a $99 diagnostics fee cause the mechanic cranked it, listened to it, then shut it off. He said it was the transmission(Big Surprise after what my x did...). Anyway, some friends recommended I drop the trans pan to change the fluid/filter. Did & the sound went away but still wasn't nearly as powerful as when my dad left it to me in his will back in '06.
Long story short, that was at about 82k miles & it now has 123k... Had to replace the flywheel cause I was late for work one day, punched it, & the flywheel broke. Ford dealer sold me a new one, i installed it. Now, occasionally it will "slip" out of gear & the rpms will rev but won't go anywhere till i let out of it. Then it will shift into the next gear. Seems to happen when turning left & going uphill more often. Also, the other day I was parked on an incline & it wouldn't shift into reverse. The trans fluid smells burnt but several friends said if i put new trans oil and filter in it to kiss my tranny goodbye for good??!?!?!
I apologize for this book & realize your time is valuable, but I see how you help others in need & I really need it... 7.25/hr doesn't go very far nowadays & I enjoy working on dad's truck myself anyway. July '08, a friend/member helped me cleane out the EBP tube, which was caked, hoping that would fix the lack of power issue, it didn't. He found a post that spoke about the wiring harness under the valve covers coming loose which could cause a rough idle, so we purchased the expensive plastic
from the local dealer and installed. Idle issue fixed. Also, my overdrive light was flashing(which I read that it meant there were codes stored). No codes are present now, but I got these codes when my friend & I did that work in '08:
1249 - Waste gate steady state failure
1670 - EF Feedback Signal Not Detected
603 - KAM memory loss
1211 - ICP pressure above or below expected
My question is, where do I start?
I just ordered the Blackstone kit to test the tranny fluids/engine oil & plan to send it off ASAP...
Its a 1999 Ford F-250 SuperDuty 7.3 with a e40d
p.s. Also, I think my dad loaded a program on it cause when my friend took his superchips tune off his truck to put on my dads, it wouldn't load. How can I find out what chip my dad put on it?
Thanks more than you'll ever know in advance and if I don't get any replys, I understand. No matter what, I will continue to scour the forums. I have many other questions but enjoy answering my own with research.