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3 questions for everyone

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3 questions here.
1)I need a code reader but not a programmer, who sells a code reader that is not a programmer combo? I dont want to pay for programmer, i have a dp-6 on the way.

2)With OD on at 50-60 mph/ 1700-1800 rpm, tranny shifts up and down real quick. like it does not know what it should do. check engine light comes on. I have had this happen with no load and load 6k. Happens every once in a while not all the time. 50,000 miles. Any ideas? /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/shrug.gif

3)Any good shops in my area for PSD or anyone that has code scanner and some time for me to stop by and check the codes? PM's welcome.

Thanks for the help, Jim
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Good Morning Jim,

Code Reader>>Here in California I can go to the local Autozone and they will loan me a code reader that reads most of the codes generated by our trucks. I understand that there are some codes that can't be read by most code readers. I have to give them my credit card & drives license to take the reader outside, plug it in and read the codes. As I remember, the reader is about $180.00 or so. I don't recall the brand name but has to be "OBD II" compatible.

Odd Shifting>>>I had something similar happen awhile back and it turned out to be the "VSS" (Vehicle Speed Sensor) mounted on the top of the differintial. $25.00 from Ford and about 10 minutes to install. I don't recall the code that was set, the VSS replacement fixed the problem. I suspect that the shifting is the transmission shifting from overdrive back to 3rd gear and then going back into overdrive.

I hope that this helps, others here may have better ideas than I.

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