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Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: New Martinsville, West Virginia
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The trans fluid change didn't do much... still shifting funny. I realized I didn't describe this to any of you, and maybe should.
What happens is this: It seems to be at the 2-3 shift at half to 3/4 throttle it just doesn't shift, redlines, tach spikes... let off the fuel, rpms drop, shifts, and lugs, 'cause now the trans hits 3rd, and sometimes right into 4th/OD. Doesn't seem to happen with the 3-4 shift, and 3rd and 4th gear both seem to pull ok.
After looking at my mileage log, I seem to have lost about 1 to 2 MPG over the past few weeks, although I have also added the utility bed, which gained the truck about 2500 lbs, to a curb lbs of 10K.
I have also had my mechanic look into some options, as follows. I can get a used trans with 91K on it, with 1 year/24K warrenty, and $200 core charge. I can get a re-man trans, to stock spec's, with 1 year/12K mile, $1200 core charge. Both come with labor and parts for that year. I won't go over the 12K mark, but would like to keep the old trans, rebuild it STRONG, and swap it out in a year or when ever the used trans goes out.
A reason for wanting to keep the extra trans is that my friend the bee man also just bought a early '99 F350 4x4 auto, same as mine only early
'99 vs my 2000 (late '99.5 style) It would be worth it to both of us to have a spare trans sitting here waiting.
Now a question: What are the signs of the tork converter going bad? Any of what I have discribed?
'99 E350 DRW Stahl 11' util box van, 7.3 PSD, stock. 138k SOLD
'00 F350 extcab, 9' utility bed, dually 228k
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E'99 F250 extcab, S/Bed 211k. Sidelined due to motor issues.
'00 Excursion Limited, 7.3PSD 294k
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