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1990 E350 No Go!!!

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1990 E350 Ex Ambulance. Has 63K Original miles. Thanks to all that got me up and running with the Glow Plug issue. You have tons of knowledge and experience. Have routinely been starting in -30 degree weather mornings!

Last night driving along going up a slight grade, lost power. Sounded like gurgling or cavitating (if that makes sense) Got over to side of road and stood on brake. Shifted into reverse, drive (all ranges) nothing at all. So I had a friend tow me home.

Next morning, no go any gear. Engine just revs up. Fluid is bright and clear red color, no burnt smell. Just looking for guidance. I did check Ring and pinion, its OK (did find bad u joint though!). I believe its the E40D. Called local tranny shop (over the phone diagnosis is $2800, Ford is $2300 plus labor, and Ebay has ads for $1000-1300.

ANY SUGGESTIONS, hate to think it may be something stupid. Convertor only? best way to driveway Diagnose? Really don't want to stimulate economy that much. ANYONE HAVE ONE FOR SALE???

As usual, ask all questions and thanks in advance!!!
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Another Ambulance

This isn't going to help you with your problem - I just want to understand your post.

Are you saying, that a u-joins costs $1000 and up?

I have 1989 Ambulance - when the Ford dealer quoted me $2800 for some injector work a few years ago, I swore I would have the Ambulance crushed into a cube before I would pay that. Found an independant shop that did the same worl for $280 if memory serves correctly. Whatever you need done, get more estimates.
My bad

Yeah, just figired that out, did a search on ebay for e40d and saw you were talking about the tranny, they have a used on with 80k on it for $550 buy it now eBay Motors: Ford automatic transmission from 94 7.3 ambulance E40D (item 290287722959 end time Feb-06-09 07:20:36 PST)

if interested.
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