autotrans puked & wont start - Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 5 Old 09-08-2006, 09:29 AM Thread Starter
Powerstroke.org Rookie
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Newhall, Ca.
Posts: 6
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
autotrans puked & wont start

I was backing my 5whl into a campsite up a grade on dirt, rear wheels broke loose, so I put er in 4HI & finished parking. As I stopped I found the tranny was puking oil & noticed the trans temp guage in the yellow- its never been above normal during any other driving condition. I setup camp & wanted to start the engine & check the tranny, I estimated I had lost 4-6 quarts, (magtek pan). 2nd wierd thing, the engine hit 2-3 times then only cranks with whitish/grey smoke from the tailpipe. I tried to start several times a day for 3 days with the same result, being very conservative with the batterys- I'm 30mi. into the mountains. 4th day I meet a guy with starting fluid, eventually it works, with lots of grey smoke. I find the problem reoccures the next day, but I eventually get started, with the same smoke. Long story short, the smoke finally stops upon startup & the problem disappears. Anyone got an answer for both the tranny puke and the smoke/start problem?
Frank is offline  
post #2 of 5 Old 09-08-2006, 02:40 PM
Powerstroke.org Rookie
 
JAMBO 55's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 10
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Puking tranny

Hey Frank, I had the same problem as far as the tranny puking. I towed my 28' trailer and when I stopped to back it up (running) I noticed truck was peeing like a race horse I have the factory tranny temp gauge and a aftermarket gauge on the pillar. I noticed that the pillar gauge was reading 210. The factory gauge on my truck never shows that the tranny is getting hot ( I dont trust it). I was explained that powerstrokes are famous for the tranny puking fluid when the tranny gets hot. I serviced the tranny and switched to a full synthetic (amsoil) fluid and it helped big time, I've had the gauge show 225 and no peeing My buddy thought it was funny till it happened to his stroke in front of his house He actaully dumped so much fluid it wouldnt move.Anyway Hope this helps Frank, dont know about the other problem. Good luck!
JAMBO 55 is offline  
post #3 of 5 Old 09-09-2006, 01:24 PM Thread Starter
Powerstroke.org Rookie
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Newhall, Ca.
Posts: 6
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
thanks for the reply jambo, I've pulled some codes & it looks like glowplugs for the nostart, probably due to the mountain temps, & was just coinsidence with the tranny pukking. I just got some alldata info sent to me & am starting to tsht.
Frank is offline  
post #4 of 5 Old 09-14-2006, 09:26 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
redwoody's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: So. Idaho
Posts: 194
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by Frank View Post
I was backing my 5whl into a campsite up a grade on dirt, rear wheels broke loose, so I put er in 4HI & finished parking. As I stopped I found the tranny was puking oil & noticed the trans temp guage in the yellow- its never been above normal during any other driving condition. I setup camp & wanted to start the engine & check the tranny, I estimated I had lost 4-6 quarts, (magtek pan). 2nd wierd thing, the engine hit 2-3 times then only cranks with whitish/grey smoke from the tailpipe. I tried to start several times a day for 3 days with the same result, being very conservative with the batterys- I'm 30mi. into the mountains. 4th day I meet a guy with starting fluid, eventually it works, with lots of grey smoke. I find the problem reoccures the next day, but I eventually get started, with the same smoke. Long story short, the smoke finally stops upon startup & the problem disappears. Anyone got an answer for both the tranny puke and the smoke/start problem?

I would recommend you always shift that bad boy into 4-low. use gears for moving that trailer slowly and not the tranny pump!
your EGT's will be lower, your tranny temps will be much lower, the tranny/tc won't be straining, your engine will barely grunt, the torque will be spread between the front and rear diff's, and you'll have more trailer moving torque than you'll know what to do with.

2002 F-250 7.3PSD, Lariat, 4x4, CC, SB, AT
-ISSPRO Guages (pyro, trans, boost) on pillar
-TW 6 Pos Chip
-4" Magnaflow
-DIY Cooling System Filter
-Custom Built Transmission and 3-disc TC
-ATS Ported Turbo Housing
-CCV Delete
-Donaldson DIY Intake
-AIH Delete
-6.0L Transmission Cooler
-6.0L Intercooler
-Zoodad intake mod
-Pro Comp 2" leveling kit
-Pro Comp Crash Bar
-Firestone Air bags
-full syn blinker fluid
redwoody is offline  
post #5 of 5 Old 09-14-2006, 01:35 PM Thread Starter
Powerstroke.org Rookie
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Newhall, Ca.
Posts: 6
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
thanks for the reply, 4low it'l be, that solves the first problem & I found & resolved the 2nd. the nostart was due to a programming error with my TS6 chip- I bought a Federal (49 state) truck from Texas & live in Cal, TS assumed I had a different PCM & the programming threw 2 codes for glowplug control module that dosen't exist on my truck, but disabled the active low provided thru the PCM to activate the glowplug contactor. I gave TS my PCM code (VDH5) & they reprogrammed my chip & its all done in time for our deerhunt!!!! Marc & others may want to advise re the Cal. PCM & supplying your code when ordering.
Frank is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome