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post #1 of 5 Old 01-24-2008, 11:29 AM Thread Starter
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trans heats up

I have a 2001 Excursion and I was always told in the past not to pull
in OD so I was pulling a 10,000lbs trailer I had the OD off.
My tran heated right up 180-200 with in 20 miles and then I got worried and turn the OD on and it started to cool down and stayed under that 140
So is a guy to pull in OD or NOT??
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post #2 of 5 Old 01-24-2008, 11:33 AM
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i pull in od with my 97 and never have a problem. I find it odd it heated up that hot that fast. But im not trans tech either

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The guy that built my brothers trans said as long as it isn't searching for gears your okay. I look at it this way a stock rebuild tranny is about $2000 that is alot cheaper than a new engine. The heat in the trans is one thing the higher rpm's is another.

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silverF250 is spot on, it's ok to tow in OD as long as the tranny isn't huntin' gears. This is the same advice I got from a very reputable tranny shop. I have no issues towing in OD. A friend of mine tows a 40' toy hauler and has no problem towing with the OD on either. Just my 2 cents. Hope this helps

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