'99 & up 7.3L Power Stroke Engine and DrivetrainDiscussion of the 99 & up 7.3L Power Stroke diesel engine and drivetrain in the 1999-Up Super Duty trucks and Excursions. No gas engine discussion allowed except on transmissions and drivetrain that pertain to all models. Please confine discussion of topics in this forum to those items that are specific to the 7.3L Power Stroke engine.
SITUATION - 15 mph in a pasture field, soft ground
PROBLEM - Shifted my 2001 F350 dually into 4wd high (electronic shift on the fly with hubs set at automatic) and front wheels locked up and would turn
Clues - got her back onto the gravel lane and could hear grinding coming from front hubs. would not dissengage after flipping swtich on dash. finnally dissengaged after manually swithing hubs from auto to locked and back to auto.
Any help with diagnosis would be greatly appreciated.
Welcome to TDS. First thing I would do is remove the hubs and clean them up. It is real easy to do. Try a search and you should find how to do it. If you don't just post back and we'll find it for you.
2002 F350, Crew Cab, 4WD, ISSOPRO Gauges,
3.73, Auto, 2wd low range mod, No door dinger,
Interior lights off switch, Zoodad Mod,
Extra Trans Cooler, Before coolers trans fltr,
Coolant fltr, Crimestopper remote start/alarm
Oil Guard Bypass, Air horns
Also check for leaks with a cracked vaccum hoses that go to the hubs. Most change them out to SS hoses from www.dieselsite.com , makes a big difference. Also, cleaning and greasing the hubs, is a good idea.
2002 F-350 SRW Lariat,4X4, PSD with too many goodies to list. 182k and a very strong 7.3. SOLD
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2007 Lincoln LT (wifer's grocery getter),Superchip,Magnaflow duels, K&N dropin, Leer Browning Special
1996 Ford Bronco EB; almost stock
2007 Kubota 900 RTV diesel with goodies. pappy's truck
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