Like Tree0Likes

Ford F350 Diesel Tranny Question????

Reply
Old 09-19-2004, 12:34 PM
  #11
Registered
 
Formula Outlaw's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: In the Mountains
My Boats: was a 89" Formula 311-SR1
Posts: 11,772
Default Re: Ford F350 Diesel Tranny Question????

Wanna talk tranny problems, talk to Dodge truck owners.

On Sunday morning of the Sarasota Offshore Showdown race, I had gone to my truck to get something. A guy was driving past me in the parking lot with a truck similar to mine. He asked me "had any problems with your tranny yet"? I said no, was running fine. He replied "you will"
THE VERY NEXT DAY the problem started. Wouldn't shift down into first gear when you came to a stop. Worked fine if you manually shifted it down, but would only go down to second. From the research I did I figure about 75% of Dodge trucks from 94 to 02 or thereabouts had this problem, usually between 42 and 60 thousand miles. Mine went out at 57K. Generally about a 5/6 hundred dollars repair. Dodge never fixed the problem cause they made so much money on the repairs. Was a cash cow for them.

I will NOT be getting a xmas card from the service managers at either Venice Dodge or Sunset Dodge.

I miss the days when men were men, trucks were trucks, and hockey players didn't wear helmets.
Formula Outlaw is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 09-23-2004, 02:49 PM
  #12
Registered
Thread Starter
 
Wardey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: Palm Harbor, FL
My Boats: 2005 Extreme 29
Posts: 3,959
Default Re: Ford F350 Diesel Tranny Question????

O.K. The verdict is in. I took the truck into the dealership and they say the torque converter came apart putting metal throughout the tranny. They estimate the cost to be $3200.00 for the tranny rebuild !!!! This sucks. Dave
Wardey is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 09-23-2004, 03:48 PM
  #13
Registered
 
Dave1972's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: Madison, WI
My Boats: Boatless and Looking :)
Posts: 1,153
Default Re: Ford F350 Diesel Tranny Question????

Well, at least you don't have to worry about replacing one of those $45 sensors????

That sucks....sorry to hear of your problems with the truck.
Dave1972 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 09-23-2004, 03:48 PM
  #14
Charter Member#1545
Charter Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: Grand Junction, Co.
My Boats: Boating,Motorcycling,Snowmobiling
Posts: 879
Default Re: Ford F350 Diesel Tranny Question????

Convertor failures are common. We have done many. You should be able to do better than that on the price though. You should be able to buy that trans from the dealer at around $2100.00. Installation is 6-7 hours. BTW, yours trans is a 4R100. Good luck. Sam
Neverfastenuf is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 09-23-2004, 04:02 PM
  #15
Registered
Thread Starter
 
Wardey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: Palm Harbor, FL
My Boats: 2005 Extreme 29
Posts: 3,959
Default Re: Ford F350 Diesel Tranny Question????

That includes a brake job and oil change. While it was in there I told them to take care of the above and save me the hassles. I still think it's high tho, but atlest I get a 12 / 12,000 waranty on it..........Dave
Wardey is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 09-23-2004, 04:24 PM
  #16
Registered
 
PhantomChaos's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2000
Location: Bell Canyon, CA
My Boats: Formula FASTech 382 Sunseeker Apache 45
Posts: 12,756
Default Re: Ford F350 Diesel Tranny Question????

:d :d :d :d :d
Attached Images
 
PhantomChaos is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 09-23-2004, 06:47 PM
  #17
Charter Member#1545
Charter Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: Grand Junction, Co.
My Boats: Boating,Motorcycling,Snowmobiling
Posts: 879
Default Re: Ford F350 Diesel Tranny Question????

Dave, the factory unit has a 3yr\36000 mile warranty. Make sure you get their rebuilt unit. Sam
Neverfastenuf is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 09-23-2004, 09:26 PM
  #18
Registered
Thread Starter
 
Wardey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: Palm Harbor, FL
My Boats: 2005 Extreme 29
Posts: 3,959
Default Re: Ford F350 Diesel Tranny Question????

Thanks Sam. I'll call them tomorrow and tell them I want the factory tranny. They were going to rebuild with factory parts but I only got a 12/12K. Thanks, Dave
Wardey is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 09-24-2004, 10:04 AM
  #19
Registered
 
Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: Broken Arrow/GLOC OK
My Boats: 2003 Crownline 270
Posts: 620
Default Re: Ford F350 Diesel Tranny Question????

Quote:
Originally Posted by Wardey
On my 2001 F350 Diesel Auto 4x4 the "Overdrive Off" light keeps flashing on the shifter knob. All fluids are good. The truck seems to shift alot harder than usual. Anyone know what the problem could be? Thanks, Dave

Wardley,

You might also post your problem on http://www.thedieselstop.com/ because there is a ton of knowlege on this site.

Finman
FINMAN is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 09-24-2004, 11:03 AM
  #20
Registered
Thread Starter
 
Wardey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: Palm Harbor, FL
My Boats: 2005 Extreme 29
Posts: 3,959
Default Re: Ford F350 Diesel Tranny Question????

Thanks Fin, I called the dealership and they had already started working on the tranny so they said if I wanted them to stop, they would have to put my tranny back together for a core and then buy the factory rebuilt. An increased cost of 1K and a delay of 3 more days!!!! Fkit.....I told them just rebuild the tranny and get me my truck back !!! Dave
Wardey is offline  
Reply With Quote
Reply

Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
seafordguy
Trucks, Trailers and Transportation
10
02-02-2008 06:05 PM
The Menace
Trucks, Trailers and Transportation
13
12-05-2006 09:59 PM
ratman
Trucks, Trailers and Transportation
3
09-12-2006 12:31 PM
Wardey
Trucks, Trailers and Transportation
8
10-11-2005 09:55 PM
Boomer35
Trucks, Trailers and Transportation
17
09-29-2005 01:12 AM



Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:58 PM.


Copyright 2011 OffShoreOnly. All rights reserved.