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Old 08-30-2014, 07:42 PM
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Hit trany coolan line with sawzall, patched it now tranny hesitating and slipping. HE

Just like the title says, putting the stack on. 210k single cab 4x4 1995 f350 no mods. Tranny had no problems prior. Hesitates going into drive and reverse. Slips in first. How screwed am I? I cut out the hole in the hard line and patched it with some heavy duty hose that was a little bigger than the line and clamped it tight. If there's a way to add pictures please let me know. Drove about 6 miles with the hole until someone at the red light told me I was pissing trany fluid. What do you guys think?
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I don't think that can cause your problems. I'd start looking for cut wires
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I had to drive to work for about a week with the tow wall light flashing, Im pretty sure that's a heat issue right? Light stopped flashing and now it's just slipping. What do you mean by cut wires? Electrical?
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I think you need more posts before you can post photos with the site host.

Get a photobucket or dropbox and upload them there, than you can post them here.
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Not trying to be a jerk or smart a$$, but just to rule out the obvious, did you get the level back to where it's suppose to be?

OD off light flashing means the trans has thrown a code, if you don't think you cut any wires or anything, you need to find a shop that can pull the code for you. Not every scanner can "talk" to our trucks, so if you can find someone who specializes in powerstrokes.

EDIT: or a reputable transmission shop. Also if you filled it did you use the proper fluid?
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^ not being a smart *** at all, that is the exact kind of responce I was looking for, thank you!
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Actually, Im pretty sure I shorted out a wire when I threw the led bar on top. It ****ed up my running lights. Problemishes solved?
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If yiu have a OD light flashing then get the code and let's not guess at what it is.

On the down side after driving for a week like that don't be surprised if yiu need a rebuild now.
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That's what I'm thinkin ^^ just wanted some more opinions
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And yea had the level back to normal when it happened, in neutral. Maybe the line is clogged?
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I had to drive to work for about a week with the tow wall light flashing, Im pretty sure that's a heat issue right? Light stopped flashing and now it's just slipping. What do you mean by cut wires? Electrical?
Tow wall light? Walls are really hard to tow.

Your truck doesn't have a tow/haul light. It does have an OD OFF light. When that light is flashing it means something is wrong with the transmission. High temperature is only one of about 50 reasons that the OD OFF light would flash.

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And yea had the level back to normal when it happened, in neutral. Maybe the line is clogged?
Maybe, but that won't cause this problem.

When you checked the ATF level was the transmission warmed up, in park, and the engine running?
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Yes it was warmed up, in neutral and running. I used one of those little wax sticks to temporarily clog the hole till I got the patch. Think that could have clogged the line?
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That's possible. But if it did, that won't cause your problem. If you want to find out what's wrong you will need to get the codes read. The codes will stay in memory for about a month after the last time the light flashed.
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Alright I'll go do that soon and let you know. Thanks everyone
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