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Old April 7th, 2011, 06:48 PM   #1
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Ok so just bought a 97 powerstroke with an automatic yesterday. Already having issues. When driving down the road and truck in overdrive hit a bump and overdrive off light on shifter turns on and truck down shifts. mess with the button for a secound and the light turns off and truck shifts back in o/d. When the o/d is working properly the truck seems to shift fine, so i do not think the actual tranny is messd up, at least i really hope not. And when you press the button to turn off the o/d it does nothing unless u repeaditly press the button. bought a new button didnt change anything. Im guessing a short somewere. Or whatever actually shifts the truck in o/d as i think its electric o/d. Does anyone have some advice on were to start troubleshooting. No codes were thrown.
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Old April 7th, 2011, 06:54 PM   #2
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mine doesnt work on my powerstrok either, i guess it's a common issue. I found this link.

http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&sourc...kXTD44BAYINDJw
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thats the thing mine works sometimes. but when it doesnt it disengages the o/d. if there is a way to bypass the switch i would do it.
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If you google the "od switch not working on powerstroke" you will get tons of info. I looked into it when I bought mine awhile back. Some links say it works sometimes , others not at all. There was a few links that said check your wiring to the trans.. also one to the speed sensor

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Pull your steering column covers and check the wiring to the button, common place for the wiring to get rubbed through or break.
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Old April 7th, 2011, 07:21 PM   #6
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Pull your steering column covers and check the wiring to the button, common place for the wiring to get rubbed through or break.

Exactly what that link says.
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ok thanks i will start at the sterring column
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Watch those E40D's, even though they are heavy duty they will take a shit on you in a heartbeat. They do have some issues with the soleniod packs on the side, read up on those links and Good Luck!

PS They hate heat and dirty fluid. I know a lot of people run temp gauges and external filters in an attempt to string out the lifespan, last i checked they are pretty expensive to rebuild as well.
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ok got a new shifter today and changed nothing. going to look into the solenoid packs some more. I cant believe the trans is going out becuz when the o/d is engaging it works fine and the rest of the shifts seem normal too.
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Look at the gage when it's acting up what does it say. Does it do it when it's towing or just when ever.
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does it just whenever. i have to think it is a short somewere. But i have no idea were to look. really wish i would have stuck to my guns when i started looking for a diesel and said i would not buy an automatic. This sucks
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You'll love it in the end I thought about the same thing when I was buying mine but I went with the automatic and am glad I did, I do alot of long trips and enough town driving that a stick would be a hassle. if the trans is going spend the extra cash and buy a BTS TRANS it will pay for it's self there's nothing better.
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shitty ford
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swap in a 5 speed. I went through three transmissions in my 1997. With all the money I spent I could have just swapped a stick and called it quits! Good luck, hope you find something, try not to throw too much money at guessing and stay away from used transmissions!!
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