e4od problems

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  1. rednckwheelr

    rednckwheelr Full Member

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    all right so i'm new to this forum but noticed that there wasnt a bunch of A-holes running around the site making nobies feel like ***' so i feel like i might get some real help


    Truck: 1996 f250 7.3turbo 4x4
    Problem:wont shift into overdrive
    Recent changes: had tranny rebuilt less than a year ago supposedly upgraded for extensive towing
    had tranny rebuilt 3 months later after total melt down
    used edge power tuner somewhere in the same time frame as overdrive went south but not sure if its related might have been using it when it went south cant be sure
    reset back to stock but still no overdrive
    any suggestions help
     
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    welcome to the forum. Might your shift solonoid. Wait see what others say first.
     
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    rednckwheelr Full Member

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    i'm no expert by any means but a pretty good wrench how difficult would it be to replace/repair it
     
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    sure you lost overdrive or is your convertor just not locking up? while still on the gas, lightly press the brake with the other foot to activate the brake switch and see if your rpms change. if they don't, the convertor's not locking up.
     
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    Hey thanks buddy!!!!! You will get more comments here than you expect!!!! Good Luck!!!!
     
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    Welcome to the forum RNW.

    Know what you mean about some of those other sites,
    more like ego contests.
    We're not just a child friendly site, we're a plain friendly site.
    Sometimes noobies feel like WE need help :D,
    but we aren't looking to harm anyone. :eek:
    General attitude is that's not cool. All welcome.

    Lots of east coast and south here, so good to see another CA.
    It's where the good folks are from ;), ask hotrod,
    he used to be one of us. What part of CA ?
    We have some from N to S, LA SJ bayarea sacto etc.
     
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    check your alternator voltage , it may be sending wrong volts to ecm confusing it , also scan for codes , does yours have the overdrive lockout button , if so check for a open switch.
     
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    We have E4OD's in both our 95 F350 and our 96 F250 and I have never had the kind of problems you are describing. The one in the F250 lasted well north of 200,000 miles before we had it rebiult to stock standards. The one in my dually melted down after I smoked it trying to get out of a ditch. Even then it managed to drive forward for the six hour drive home. It has been mildly beefed up and I can haul a 14,000 pound trailer with no issue. I say all this because how you use it is a contributing factor. It sounds like you are melting them down way fatser than you should. What all do you use this truck for?
     
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    Cool welcome aboard Dude!

    I take it thats a Diesel 7.3?
    What Tranny is it ? How many speed with Odrive?
    Also when the Tranny went did it just go all at once or gradually over a period of time?
    Next is the person rebuilding it, were they reliable? Cuz i'll say most guys just replace the solenoid an tell folks its been rebuilt. Solenoids are about 98.00 ea. Rebuild over 1900.00 scrap yard tranny around 800.00 an up without transfer. Sounds like you need to put a mark with a screwdriver somewhere on your tranny an put something in a bolt to see if they r pulling it, or pulling your chain. Reply with those answers an maybe we can help u.

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