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Stuck in Germany

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Im stationed over hear in Germany with a 2003 F-250 (7.3L Diesel). My wife was driving it back and the O/D light started flashing and making a weird noise above 40 mph. Long story short I have had it in the Ford dealership for 2 weeks now. Im not 100% sure its the tranny. The Germans don't often see these trucks and don't work on them much. I just spent 600 dollars on computer checks with them and all they can tell me is its something in the tranny (90% sure). The only codes in the tranny thats coming up is a hydraulic code & 4x4. Before i took it in i checked the pulleys changed the power steering and no difference. The truck shifts just fine.

Also my truck is haveing a terrible time starting. The mechanic told me it was an hpop and a valve that was bad, but he wouldn't tell me what one (i took it to another mechanic previously and he said it was a computer thing with my glowplugs) I asked the Ford mechanic if i could get the codes from him for a second opion back in the states before i bought a transmission. He told me to take my truck and get out of his shop. So i paid 600 dollars for nothing to show for. If you could help me in any way please let me know. Parts and labor is very expensive over here and its very difficult. All in all i don't trust the mechanics (and the knowledge of this vehicle) and am at a stand still of what to do. Thanks
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My truck is 4X4. Here are the codes i got from the dealer today....finally.
B2658 P1832 B1483 C1710
P1211 P1670 B1352 C1707
P0381 P0741 C1701
P1876 P1884 C1704

The sound is a low whinning nosie. Real hard to hear if your not paying attention. Only does it when in drive around 40 mph. its sounds like its coming from around the gas pedals. The truck is shifting fine and the o/d light flashes on and off no matter if o/d is on or off. I have power loss also. Could it be my torque converter???

As for my other problem about starting, i tried to start my truck this afternoon (when i picked it up) and had a horrible time starting it (60 degrees out). The wts light comes on for id say over atleast 10-15 seconds. Oil level i full, changed it a few weeks ago. I also was wondering if it could be my fuel pump going bad or oil pump??. I was running 15-40 in it because i was hauling a heavy tralier. Thanks
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