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I have 110,000 miles on a 01 excursion 4x4 auto. I store this vehicle and only use it for pulling and vacationing (8,000 miles a year). This winter I noticed when it sat for awhile and was cold the torque converter would lock up so when put in reverse the vehicle would take off or die (no idle) It would do this when put in drive also, I wrote it off as being cold.
Now this spring it started shifting hard and not wanting to shift out of second gear. Friday, it started acting up again and this time the "OFF" light on the shift nob started to flash. I am assuming this is some kind of code. Does anybody know what this means.

I did install a tranny guage and have never had it get hot. Oil and filter was changed at the local diesel shop about 12,000 miles ago.
 

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I have 110,000 miles on a 01 excursion 4x4 auto. I store this vehicle and only use it for pulling and vacationing (8,000 miles a year). This winter I noticed when it sat for awhile and was cold the torque converter would lock up so when put in reverse the vehicle would take off or die (no idle) It would do this when put in drive also, I wrote it off as being cold.
Now this spring it started shifting hard and not wanting to shift out of second gear. Friday, it started acting up again and this time the "OFF" light on the shift nob started to flash. I am assuming this is some kind of code. Does anybody know what this means.

I did install a tranny guage and have never had it get hot. Oil and filter was changed at the local diesel shop about 12,000 miles ago.
Get it to a tranny shop to be diagnosed asap. You might be able to mod it and get some more life out of her. I chose to ignore mine since the problem went away. Bad choice, now my rebuilt tranny should be going in tomorrow, and pickup on wed.
 

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Did you get it to a shop? What happened?
 

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Took it to the ford dealer. Bad sprag gear and torque converter shot. Purchased a ford rebuilt tranny for $3141.00. I did get a 3 year 100,000 mile warranty but don't really know what the value of that is. The original went 115,000.
 

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Ouch, same thing I dealt with, Spent 3300 on a tranny built up. Said it would handle up to 600hp with a 3yr/70k warranty. Also gained 2-3 mpg over the course of a tank. Needless to say, I'm happy already.
 

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Took it to the ford dealer. Bad sprag gear and torque converter shot. Purchased a ford rebuilt tranny for $3141.00. I did get a 3 year 100,000 mile warranty but don't really know what the value of that is. The original went 115,000.
That's more than mine went!:thumb: 98k on mine, but mine went because the pump went out.:doh:
 

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Yeah, what they said. If I didn't already have everything upgraded, and the VB worked on, I'd do a JW or BTS VB. My ex shifts almost as hard as my old lightning with a shift kit, and I have no chip. Ands my stock tranny went 105k, mine went due to low line preasure. (Pump)

I had been hesitant to get a chip due to the tranny, now I have no excuse other than PMR's. LOL
 
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