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97up-list Digest Thu, 17 Feb 2000 Volume: 2000 Issue: 008

In This Issue:
E4OD Transmission Failure
Check Engine Light
Re: towing experience
Re: E4OD Transmission Failure
97up-list Lifts, Tires & Gears
Re: Order Priority
PSD towing
97up-list PSD towing

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From: "Bart Ogden" quixnet.net>
Subject: E4OD Transmission Failure
Date: Thu, 17 Feb 2000 08:36:39 -0600

Hi gang,

Just a report to the list about my 99 F250 Super Duty Diesel. This truck
has the automatic transmission and I was experiencing what felt to me like a
torque converter clutch lockup so I took the truck in. Right before I took
it in when I would put it in gear the truck would bog and die. Got the call
today that they're replacing the transmission and engine control module.
Pretty amazing since the truck only has 19K on the meter. My bet is they
still haven't solved the E4OD transmission problems with the torque
converter clutches and this somehow is related.

I've got a 92 F-150 in the driveway with 115K on it and nearly the exact
same symptoms manifested about a year ago on it. We ended up replacing the
E4OD trans. and torque converter and installing an in-line delay for the
torque converter lockup. So far so good.

We drive both these trucks in town with overdrive OFF.

I'm glad we've got the 100K warranty on the new Diesel. If this is any
indication, we'll be replacing transmissions regularly. I'm glad the truck
hasn't been pulling big loads or who knows how long this transmission would
have lasted.

Bart


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From: "Mike Auser" directwest.com>
Subject: Check Engine Light
Date: Thu, 17 Feb 2000 08:45:03 -0600

The "Check Engine" light came on in my truck this past weekend. It stayed
on for about an hour of driving and now is off. Should get the truck looked
at even though the light is no longer on?


Mike Auser
'97 F-150
4.2 liter
5-speed standard


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From: "Lloyd Rantanen" mindspring.com>
Subject: Re: towing experience
Date: Thu, 17 Feb 2000 11:51:39 -0700


I have a F350 PSD,srw,crewcab,4x4,auto that I tow an 18' travel trailer with, it is at least 8' wide and 10' tall. Your truck has the same frontal profile as mine and I have not had any problems towing this, head winds, hills doesn't faze it, will go as fast as I can afford (fuel, tickets,etc.)


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Date: Thu, 17 Feb 2000 13:50:38 -0800
Subject: Re: E4OD Transmission Failure
From: Rob Bryan netgate.net>

You might want to check the transmission cooler lines for kinks when you get
it back. The only reported failures of the 4R100 transmission that I have
heard of have come from kinked cooler lines starving the transmission of
oil. Your symptoms are consistent with this problem.

> Hi gang,
>
> Just a report to the list about my 99 F250 Super Duty Diesel. This truck
> has the automatic transmission and I was experiencing what felt to me like a
> torque converter clutch lockup so I took the truck in. Right before I took
> it in when I would put it in gear the truck would bog and die. Got the call
> today that they're replacing the transmission and engine control module.
> Pretty amazing since the truck only has 19K on the meter. My bet is they
> still haven't solved the E4OD transmission problems with the torque
> converter clutches and this somehow is related.
>
> I've got a 92 F-150 in the driveway with 115K on it and nearly the exact
> same symptoms manifested about a year ago on it. We ended up replacing the
> E4OD trans. and torque converter and installing an in-line delay for the
> torque converter lockup. So far so good.
>
> We drive both these trucks in town with overdrive OFF.
>
> I'm glad we've got the 100K warranty on the new Diesel. If this is any
> indication, we'll be replacing transmissions regularly. I'm glad the truck
> hasn't been pulling big loads or who knows how long this transmission would
> have lasted.


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From: "Sandy Swallow" orionre.com>
Subject: 97up-list Lifts, Tires & Gears
Date: Thu, 17 Feb 2000 15:11:06 -0800


To the list,
I would like to adjust the ride attitude of my 2000 SD 350 PSD 4 x 4.
Two reasons

1st. to run a 35" tire.
2nd is to just level the truck.

I really like to ride the stock springs give me. I am concerned about the ride quality of any new springs. I have heard about a Super Lift Kit that retains the stock springs and gives 2.5" lift, which should clear the 35's OK. That would also level to truck.

Does anyone have experience with the Super Lift Kit?

Second issue is tire size . The truck has a 3.73 rear end. I am considering a 16.5" x 9.75" Weld wheel with a 35" all terrain tire. Will this tire size Kill the trucks performance, or do fatal damage to trans/engine, to the point that I will need a higher gear ratio? I plan on keeping this truck a long time.
I tow a 7500# TAG trailer.


Any suggestion, experience and information will be greatly appreciated.

I have learned a lot from reading the postings, great info.

Let the knowledge roll.

Sandy


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Date: Thu, 17 Feb 2000 19:53:31 -0600
From: "Michael T. Greenlee" arlington.net>
Subject: Re: Order Priority

You are right that 10 is the highest under normal circumstances. The dealers
allocation is much more important than the priority.

Russell A. Hunter wrote:

> Can someone refresh my memory about Ford's order priority numbers? I just
> got the Dora for my truck order and it has a priority of 20. I thought that
> 10 was the highest priority. I ordered a car a few years ago and it was
> priority 10. Where does 20 rank? Will this ever be built?
>
> Thanks,
>
> Russ
> 2000 XLT Sport on order
>
> Russell A. Hunter
> rahunter hiwaay.net
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From: JPatte5238 aol.com
Date: Thu, 17 Feb 2000 22:08:48 EST
Subject: PSD towing

Joe,

I tow a 33ft travel trailer with my F250 PSD. The truck usually will run
between 65 to 70 mph in the towing mode will no problems. Its no mustang,
but you can pass other vehicles without the white knuckle ride. If you
haven't already, try a power chip, it will add HP, torque and improve the
shifting points on the tranny. IMHO its the best bolt on horse power you can
get ($400).

John Patterson
'99, F250, PSD, 3:73 rear end

>This is off subject but who better to ask than the people who own an
f250sd psd just like mine. I have been towing 6x12 enclosed trailers
with no problems. I have towed bigger with different trucks but that is
not my point. I believe I found a very good deal on a 8x18 Haulmark
enclosed trailer GVWR 7000#. I was wonder about the overall performance
of my f250 since the trailer is considerably wider and taller than my
truck. Anybody have some real world experiences the wouldn't mind
passing along?

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From: "Sandy Swallow" orionre.com>
Subject: 97up-list PSD towing
Date: Fri, 18 Feb 2000 07:25:14 -0800


Joe,

I tow a 33ft travel trailer with my F250 PSD. The truck usually will run
between 65 to 70 mph in the towing mode will no problems. Its no mustang,
but you can pass other vehicles without the white knuckle ride. If you
haven't already, try a power chip, it will add HP, torque and improve the
shifting points on the tranny. IMHO its the best bolt on horse power you can
get ($400).

John Patterson
'99, F250, PSD, 3:73 rear end

John,

What size tire do you run? Do you recall what RPM you run when at 65 mph?
Could you supply further info. on IMHO? How to contact or a source?

Sandy


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