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Old 11-18-2007, 11:53 AM
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No forward gears

Hi all, hopefully someone has an answer for my problem.

I parked my truck on Saturday, let it idle for 20 or so minutes jumped back in and it wouldn't go forward. I put it in D and revved it a few times and it would start to creep at about 10MPH but slip when it wanted to shift. I can put it in low, turn off the OD and it will creep until higher RPM's where it will slip.

Reverse is fine.

It never had a hiccup before this. No noise, no OD light flashing, fluid is fine and bright red. No burn smell.

Any ideas?

2000 F350 Auto (have to check which) DW
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Old 11-18-2007, 11:58 AM
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Geez, I am NO tech....but it sounds like the tranny went. But, I really hope I am wrong!

Good Luck...hopefully one of the techs will be along.
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Old 11-18-2007, 12:01 PM
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I'm thinking the same thing. I'm just trying to figure out what exactly happened. Thanks for the response.
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Old 11-18-2007, 12:07 PM
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Don't quote me on this, but the tranny can go out w/o "burning" up. I.e. no smell, normal color coolant.

The fact that is is barely engaging is a sign of probably major failure.

I think you probably have the EO40D (I think that's the number), whih was one of the few weak links on the 7.3s.

BUT...Like I said, I am not a tech...just relaying what I have heard and learned a little bit from this site.

So, at the minimum, I can give you a till one of our techs see this.
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Old 11-18-2007, 12:11 PM
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its probably the 4r100 pretty much the same thing as the 4e0d. This things are netorious for just breaking out of no where, they work one second, dead the next.
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Old 11-18-2007, 12:12 PM
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Thanks CChase...I knew I got the numbers wrong!
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Old 11-20-2007, 03:19 AM
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cchase, you're right. It went to the mechanic yesterday morning. It is a 4r100 and it did just stop working. I asked if it was a stuck valve body (like I knew something ...lol) and he said, "Yes, it's probably stuck open by pieces of your torque converter."
I haven't gotten a price yet but, I'm sure it's steep.

Anyway, it's going to be rebuilt with an upgraded TC and I'll add a cooler to it...and gauges...and anything else I've been putting off.
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Old 11-20-2007, 03:22 AM
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wow bud, that really sucks. hope it doesnt hit the pocket book too hard.. good luck!!!
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Old 11-20-2007, 03:23 AM
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It may but, I need that truck. Thanks.
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Old 11-20-2007, 09:08 AM
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Ouch...sorry to that man. It may hurt the wallet now, but it'll come out better and stronger! Good luck!
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