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Old 12-28-2012, 01:59 PM
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OK I am going to try and describe this issue to the best of my knowledge ( which isn't much ) and to the best of my ability. My truck is a 2000 7.3 XLT, It started up fine this morning, went to the store, and over to another store. It drove fine as it always does. Got back in the truck ( which is an automatic btw ) It started just fine, and when i hit the "go" pedal the engine had high rpms but no go.. so being not far from home I limped it home.. When I got home it would not "click" into D 1 2, reverse works just fine it has all the power it normally does. It will "click" into 1 but acts like it has no real power in the gear..
I checked the trans fluid and its red not burnt or discolored in anyway. I stuck my head under the dash thinking it was a cable or something.. nope not that either..
I am out of ideas.. any help would be amazing .. thanks
 
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Old 12-29-2012, 11:51 PM
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I had a similar problem few weeks ago.. i rolled up to the stop light and went to hit the gas and wouldnt go. i threw it up in park shut it off and started it up and threw it back down in drive and went about 15 ft and it just wouldnt go again.. acted as it was starving for fluid and was free spinning.. so had to get it towed back to the house. The fluid seemed fine in mine too but from past experiences i know now to change the filter out before i do anything else. Lucky for me the filter had trash in it and solved my problem. Its a very simple process if youve never done it before. just drain the fluid out, drop the pan, change filters, bolt the pan back up, then fill her up with fluid. Hope this helps.
 
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I had the exact same issue as jrsherherd yesterday with my 2000 F350. 126k miles, no problems with slipping, shifting, etc before this. Just happened from a stop...felt like something was spinning but not catching (when it first happened, I thought I had slipped on some ice.) I limped to a parking spot and towed to the dealership...waiting for them to take a look on Monday.
 
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Old 12-31-2012, 12:53 AM
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Yea i didnt have any slipping or any signs to make me think somethin was up, but it went out. Just changed the filter and i was good to go. But oooo stealership is gonna cost a pretty penny. hope you both figure it out with minimum cost. best of luck to yall.
 
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how much ATF does it hold vs how much you have to re-add?
With it being new years I will go tomorrow and and buy a new filter.. but ATF is quite expensive at 7 a qt, I dont wanna spend 140 for 20 qt's if thats not gonna help anything..
 
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20 quarts is for full flush. I think it might be 6 quarts that the pan holds but if you buy at auto zone or somewhere like that just ask them to be sure. all together with the filter and fluid shouldnt be no more than $60. and IF it does fix your problem then id wait a could weeks and change the fluid again to try and get the rest of the bad fluid out.
 
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makes sense.. i changed it give or take about a year ago..
its not cloudy or discolored or burnt or anything..
but ill give it a go and see what happens.. it sure would be cheaper than a new trans..
at 1500-1800 for a rebuild..
 
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Looks like I'm getting a rebuild. Had it towed over to a specialist after Ford said $3800 for a new transmission. The more I read about it, sounds like Ford supplies a rebuilt transmission anyway...from the lowest cost provider...but charges the highest price.
 
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I just changed my filter and 6 quarts of fluid no change.. reverse is strong like always.. no D 2 1 ... nothing at all..
when i dropped the pan, there was about a copenhagen cans worth of metal shavings stuck to the magnet.. i assume the bands are burnt out of it..

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Right at the holidays.. i just dropped ...I dont even know how much.. new brakes front and back new shocks front and back and new tires all the way around.. and new steering stabilizer .. and now poof the trans is trash..
i still wouldn't drive anything but a powerstroke .. 7.3
 

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I hate that for both of yall. But it's always better to check the filter before hand. And yeah it don't get no better than the 7.3s. But shepherd once you get all the problems out that 7.3 will go forever.
 
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