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Old 01-20-2011, 02:45 PM
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Exclamation Keep An Eye On Your Transmission Case

As some know I had cracked transmission housing right out of the box. Not to beat the dead horse and yes Ford made EVERYTHING right.

But when I was looking at the old transmission's crack in the case which was about 2-2.5 inches long parallel (horizontal) to the seam. It was at the 10 o'clock position when looking from the back forward. As we were standing near it another technician that just spent the previous week in 6.7 school said they were informed that they are having problems with transmission housing cracking due to the housing not being strong enough for the higher torque of the 6.7.

I was not in the class and taking the word of the tech. I know there are a lot of trucks making a ton more power than ours but never the less this is what they are teaching in 6.7 school. So in the meantime keep an eye on the garage floor and bottom of your trucks.

Lets hope this is not a big deal.
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What ever happened with your tranny? Did Ford replace the whole thing or just the case?
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Old 01-22-2011, 03:56 PM
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They replaced the entire transmission... but it wasn't without a fight. It was very stressful after spending all this money. I was actually thinking about trading it in with 1,000 miles on it, so glad I didn't (as of now).
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haven't heard that one yet, or of another instance of this happening, so we will see
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havent heard of that on my side of the planet yet either .
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I am glad they fixed it right and I hope it doesent become common.
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I've got four at work I'll have to keep an eye on. Funny how Ford torture tested these things for a "million" miles in the most brutal of conditions...then had them field tested by heavy use companies...then as soon as they are available to the public...BAM!! Torque is too much for the trans case. How could they have ever known, right?
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I've got four at work I'll have to keep an eye on. Funny how Ford torture tested these things for a "million" miles in the most brutal of conditions...then had them field tested by heavy use companies...then as soon as they are available to the public...BAM!! Torque is too much for the trans case. How could they have ever known, right?
One cracked case an issue does not make.....

Locked up the rear end...roasted n toasted em..breakin er in.... BAM!!!

Yanked my 8500 lb rv over hill and dale pushing a 35 mph head wind at 80 mph... for 1600 + miles... BAM!!!


Pulled my 15K + fifth wheel, taking off hard, rolling at 75 mph +...
BAM!!!

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Old 01-24-2011, 06:56 PM
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So certain are you? Hear you nothing they say, Master Yoda?

Let me help you...see the quote below from the original post.

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As we were standing near it another technician that just spent the previous week in 6.7 school said they were informed that they are having problems with transmission housing cracking due to the housing not being strong enough for the higher torque of the 6.7.
I'll interpret it for you too. Sounds as if Ford Technicians at a Ford training were informed that they [meaning Ford] are having problems [plural meaning more than one] with transmission housing cracking due to the housing not being strong enough [the issue] for the higher torque of the 6.7 [the cause].
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Old 01-24-2011, 07:52 PM
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...ahhhhh....soooo... I heard a guy that heard a guy...who got a dog from a litter that had been bred from this others dog that had once ran with a ....
one cracked transmission...
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