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2003 7.3L PSD Hard shift or won't shift from 2nd to 3rd Need guidance
I have a 2003 F250 SD 4x4 w/ automatic transmission. Not sure which transmission is in it. I am not knowlegable about transmissions. Here is my problem. Sometimes this happens and sometimes it doesn't.
I come to a light and stop. Light turns green I step on the accelerator as normal, and go forward the tranny shifts from 1st to 2nd (no problems) then the truck starts to bog down, smoke comes out the tailpipe, and will not shift from 2nd to 3rd, and if I let off the accelerator for a brief moment and re-accelerate it shifts hard, and goes into 3rd, and wahlah no more problems shifting. Then it will not occur again for a few more times, and then it does it again all the sudden. Then it goes away for a few days, but always comes back.
Now if I get on it off the light it shifts hard, but it will shift, and does not bog down. Any suggestions on this one, would be greatly appreciated, and how to figure out what kind of transmission I have.
Last edited by m2b1969; 10-17-2012 at 07:20 PM.