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Just want to brag...

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Just want to brag a little about the truck I just stole.

Ad on craigslist was:86 Ford350 dually $1500..

I went to take a look and it was a 6.9 with factory Banks turbo, Gearvendors overdrive, crew cab, lumber rack, mesh tailgate, factory air, cruise, sliding rear window and tilt. C6 auto. (65mph tops)

After negotiations got it for $1200 plus tax+fees (tow company lien sale) total $1300 and change. Starts on the first blip of the starter, only leaks at the differential. (new gasket and lube on the bench now)

Needed a new ignition lock, needs air evacuated and charged, and I ordered new injectors and return lines for $128 on Ebay. A/C clutch engages when jumpered, but not when the air is turned on in the cab. Blows hot.

GV overdrive solenoid has no wires running to it. Wired up a dash switch, and still not shifting. Gonna drain it, clean the filter and refill with synthetic fluid tomorrow and hope.

Trans filter, fluid and gasket change scheduled for tomorrow, same for GV unit, and a motor oil change. A/C recharge if I can get to it.

My question is, anyone have any suggestions of what to look over first?

Anyone know what will make the overdrive work? I need to be able to do the speed limit without running 4000rpm.

Anyone know a good source for body parts, or should I hit the junkyard? Need a passenger front door.

Anyway, happy to have found this forum. Lots of good help and info.:thumbsup:
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duke 3748,
you mentioned the overdrive solenoid has no wire going to it. That is probably why the trans wont shift into overdrive.

i do not own an automatic but I know that most automatic trans usually have some sort of Control Module.
I would suspect that the Control Module on your truck sends power to the overdrive relay/solenoid.

Also, your truck probably has a speed sensor. these sensors are sometimes located on the rear differential. In most vehicles, the speed sensor sends signals to the control module for shifting schedules.

I would start with getting power to the overdrive relay/solenoid and see what happens.
hope this gives you some place to start.
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