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Old 11-06-2012, 11:15 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Unhappy 95 F350 Transmission

Hoping for feedback. My F350 transmission went into limp mode about 200 miles from home in Mexico on the way back to Tucson. Pulling 8000# 5th wheel. It was perfect on the trip down and coming back it was doing fine, suddenly the OD light started flashing and it it went into limp mode. We limped in. 116000 on truck
1. Is this typical of a transmission failure indicating replacement?
2. Anyone has a shop to recommend in Tucson.
3. Is it best to buy a rebuilt transmission or have mine rebuilt?
4. I have never been to a transmission shop where the diagnosis was not "replace it"
5. Has anyone had any luck with a used transmission?
6. Does the sudden failure indicate a possible electrical problem. I checked the transmission related fuses.
7. Trying to do it right but money is short so economically.

Any feedback appreciated.
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Old 11-06-2012, 11:40 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I can't help you much with a automatic but if he doesn't see this thread send a pm to Mark Kovalsky he is the transmission guy on the forum here.

As for a shop in or near Tucson check on the ATRA site for one.

If you decide to go with a rebuilt one there are only two that anyone should recommend. One is BTS or Brains Truck Shop one nearer you in would be John Woods Transmission shop in California.
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I would be willing to bet the FIRST thing Mark is gonna tell you is to have the code(s) read. Generic code readers won't do it.
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Yep, that's the most cost effective answer. Get the codes read. It could be something minor, without the codes there is no way to know. You'll need to pay someone to read the codes. The places that read codes free can't read your codes. They think they can, but they will tell you there are no codes because the don't have the right tool.
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Thanks for the replies. I read some of the replies on some other threads and found one that mentioned to remove the #9 fuse(under the hood) for 10 minutes. I did that, drove around the block and everything is fine! I am going to the NASCAR race in Phoenix with the trailer in tow on Thursday. We will see if it lasts.

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FWIW, I would take the heat shield off at the back P/S of the tranny and clean all the contacts in the wiring harness connector. then using a good dialectric grease, put it back together. You may get lucky. Don't forget to put the heat shield back on when your done.
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Thanks for the replies. I read some of the replies on some other threads and found one that mentioned to remove the #9 fuse(under the hood) for 10 minutes. I did that, drove around the block and everything is fine! I am going to the NASCAR race in Phoenix with the trailer in tow on Thursday. We will see if it lasts.

Thanks again

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That didn't fix any problem. What it did is erase the code that would have given an idea of what's wrong. There is a very good chance it will do it again.
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