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I was driving down the freeway about 75 with not pulling a load. All the sudden I start slowing down, I push the accelerator and the engine revs but no engagement. I put the tran in neutral rev'd the motor then slipped back into drive and all was good again. Tran fluid is at proper level and still red. This happened a couple of times during a 60 mile trip. Any help would be appreciated. It's a 2001 7.3 with about 130k, I'm the second owner.

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Do you have any slop in the shifter? I would get down under the column and look for a couple of torx bolts (see picture below) and make sure they are tight.

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RT,

Thanks for the reply. I tightened those bolt about 6 months ago so I don't think is has anything to do with the gear selector.

I looking at a few other posts there were a couple that talked about feed bolt, I think thats what they called them, inside the tran that may come loose. Would this be a possibility for the issue with my truck?
 

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You'll have to wait for Mark to chime in. It would be interesting to watch AE while this is happening so you would know if it was electrical - such as solenoids commanded to do something different than what you were expecting - versus mechanical.
 

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I don't think it is the feed bolts. If they were loose you'd have a problem all the time, or at least any time the trans was warmed up.

My guess is that your TRS (Transmission Range Sensor) is failing. That's just a guess, and it is really, really hard to diagnose a bad TRS. It almost never sets a fault code for this type of failure.
 

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Mark,
Thank for the guidance. I start looking in the direction of the TRS.
 

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Thanks to Mark I believe the problem is solved after replacing the TRS
 
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