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Old May 29th, 2007, 08:31 AM   #1
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Default F350 tranny no worky

2000 F350 4x4 with an auto. and 140,000 miles.

While heading up north for the weekend it started having issues. I had two dirtbikes in the back and two quads on the trailer. After a 1 hour stretch I came to a stoplight and when I left the RPMs jumped before it shifted into second. It didn't slip, it just jumped up about 500 and the shifted fine. The real problem started when we got lost trying to find the campground. When I made another stop/start at a "T" it did the same thing. I took it as easy as possible and kept it at 40mph with teh blinkers on. I had to find a spot with phone service because we got bad directions and it's 11pm at night in the middle of nowhere. Once the GF got a signal we stopped and called so someone could come get us. When I put the truck in gear it did not move...like it was low on fluid and trying to build pressure. Friends came with a Duramax (he loved that), hooked a strap up and towed back to camp.

Parked it and forgot about it until my Dad brought my trailer and his truck up on Sunday. Tried to move it early in the morning and wouldn't move (about 40 degrees) Once we were done riding for the day we tried again and it moved fine (about 70 degrees by now).

Neutral rolled it off the trailer yesterday and it wouldn't move agian. The guy before me had installed a TC lockup switch so I turned it on for shits and giggles. As soon as I did that it lurched forward and died. Started it back up and the truck moved very well.

-Fluid is light gray in color, does not smell burnt and feels good to the touch. Do not feel any grityness. It was about 3/4 qt. low
-When in Park and Neutral you can hear what sounds like a loud fuel pump. When it goes in gear it shuts off.

Any suggestions....
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Old June 5th, 2007, 12:43 PM   #2
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most likely blew the torque converter... common problem with the diesels
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Old June 5th, 2007, 01:08 PM   #3
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TC is gone. Fluid color should be redish/pinkish color. The grey color could be from clutch dust from the tc or trans clutches. Your gonna need it torn down and looked at and inspected. Most likely the tc is shot which usually then causes the rest of the trans to go as well. Been there done that 3 times.
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