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Old 03-09-2011, 04:45 PM   #1 (permalink)
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TOW/HAUL LIGHT FLASHING!!!

Hello,does anyone know what it means when the tow/haul light on the dash is flashing? Check Engine light also just came on and truck was shifting hard and then all of a sudden stopped but engine is alo running rough now.Thanks!
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Old 03-09-2011, 06:01 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Whats your temp gauge reading?
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This just started happening today. The trans temp guage reads normal as the temp start to rise when I first start the truck. Then before it gets to normal operationg temp it drops below the celcius mark and the tow/haul light starts flashing. I'm not sure if the check engine light tripped because of that or something else...the truck started idling real rough a couple days ago which it only does for a minute then stops and it seems to be when decelerating on the highway off ramp or stopping at a light etc...then it goes away...wierd. The check engine light never came on before today either...Thank you,Ryan.
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The flashing tow/haul light means something is wrong with the transmission. It takes a high end scan tool to read Ford transmission codes. Without the codes you won't know what's wrong.
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I meant the "C" (cold) mark...not celcius.
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This JUST happen to me yesterday!

Replaced the trans temp sensor (20 bucks from ford) and its all fixed. There seems to be a common thing from what ive read.

the sensor on my 6.0 was inside the pan, so you have to drop the pan to get to it. And if you drop the pan, you might as well change the filter and inline filter out while its apart.
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