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Old 10-25-2014, 11:39 AM   #29
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If you have a fluid passage that is holding pressure when you tilt the transmission down in front, as you would when you top a hill, It could easily cause a big drag on the drive train. It also could be a issue with clearance with the internals of the transmission. When you pull a hill the trans. temp goes up. If something is too tight it could easily start to bind. We used to install bearing races in engines and heated the race in hot oil to make it swell so that it could go over the shaft. same principal.
That didn't happen. Those passages are under high pressure. If something was plugged, there's no way would climb a hill.
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Old 10-28-2014, 10:42 AM   #30
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does it have a "hill decent" switch? I know the f series has that option.
yes it has one.
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problem fixed

It was the converter after all what was happening was ford has a problem with the converters and they are back ordered the baffles inside are coming apart so while going up a hill the converter get hot and baffles start coming apart and starting down the grade its basicly plugged up sorry for taking along time to get back but i just got it back after 1 1/2 months. Thank you all for your help.
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Thank you for the update now maybe there won't be as much going on when opposing opinions are offered.
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There's nothing wrong with opinions but I'm still not buying it. It goes up a hill just fine but won't go down without flooring it. There's no logic with that statement. It doesn't take power to go down hill. You can turn off the engine and coast down gaining speed all.the way.
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It goes up a hill just fine but won't go down without flooring it. There's no logic with that statement. It doesn't take power to go down hill. You can turn off the engine and coast down gaining speed all.the way.
I'll give you that much that it does not sound like it make sense but once the cylinders get goggled up with exhaust gases then it would in effect become a engine brake.

All that matters for purposes of this thread/question is that the problem is solved and there were a lot of suggestions/opinions offered, and that the final solution was posted.
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I'll give you that much that it does not sound like it make sense but once the cylinders get goggled up with exhaust gases then it would in effect become a engine brake.

All that matters for purposes of this thread/question is that the problem is solved and there were a lot of suggestions/opinions offered, and that the final solution was posted.
I'm still calling bs to the whole story. For it to.become an engine brake it would need to.become completely plugged. That can't happen in that short of time. He stated it was the baffles in the converter. A converter has no baffles. Just a honeycomb chamber with exotic metals to cause a reaction and reduce emissions. No baffles or moving parts. Cut an old catalytic converter apart and take a look. When a converter gets plugged after many miles, the engine has very little power and won't make it up a hill but will go down with ease. Please don't take my comments as coming from a know it all but I work on this stuff every day.
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Oh well "that's my story and I'm sticking to it".
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I'm still calling bs to the whole story. For it to.become an engine brake it would need to.become completely plugged... Please don't take my comments as coming from a know it all but I work on this stuff every day.
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Also letting some of you know this is not a bs story may i also let you know when i received this coach it had a leak a tranny line while repairing the loose fitting they noticed a hole in the tranny case one of the torque converter weights had broke loose and came thought the case. ford sent a new case and they took the tranny parts from old tranny and put in new case and new torque converter were installed i let the ford center know this and they will be looking at it as well. thanks again
the OP was taking about transmission and torque converter problems. In his followup I took it that he was talking about the torque converter again.

Maybe you are a tad fast to judge?
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I will agree with rodz. If a converter becomes plugged, and they will, your first obvious indication is no power because the exhaust can't get out. So what the OP said still does not add up. I don't doubt that it happened just as the OP described it. Nobody is saying that it didn't happen but as explained it's still a bit confusing.

There also may be other factors that contributed to what happened and we are either not being told or nobody figured out exactly what those other factors were.

Here's just one possible issue. Years ago while teaching we had a customer who had no power. All was good at idle and slow speed but under power no go. I was fairly new at the diagnostics part of things but eventually we decided to just change the muffler. That helped some but we eventually determined that an inner part of the exhaust pipe had rusted then collapsed closing off the exhaust.

I don't believe that happened in this case but one never knows how or what else might have also contributed to the OP issue.

Trying to diagnose a problem using e-mails and not actually being there is difficult. Also sometimes there is confusion in correctly stating the problem.

It is good that the problem was solved.

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In post #20,

the OP was taking about transmission and torque converter problems. In his followup I took it that he was talking about the torque converter again.

Maybe you are a tad fast to judge?
The title of this thread is catalytic converter. That doesn't have baffles and neither does a torque converter. A torque converter has fins but if they get bent it's junk and you will need a tow truck. As to Tejay's comment on collapsed exhaust, I have seen that a few times myself. I worked as a Ford tech in the 70s. The factory exhaust pipe was made from double wall tubing. When it got hot and was put in a position where it was made cold very fast, like a water puddle or deep slushy snow, the outer layer would tighten against the inner tube causing it to collapse at the y pipe connection. The engine would run but had no power.
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we will see after the new year

I will be taking a trip to arizona after the new year it has a couple of grades if the tranny was a problem i will hear the noise again however ford told me they have a problem with the catalytic converter and believed that was making the noise and that was the problem so hopefully problem fixed. and for the ones that think this is a bs story i took it to fairway ford in placentia ca. call over there and talk to russell in the rv dept. thanks again
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I will be taking a trip to arizona after the new year it has a couple of grades if the tranny was a problem i will hear the noise again however ford told me they have a problem with the catalytic converter and believed that was making the noise and that was the problem so hopefully problem fixed. and for the ones that think this is a bs story i took it to fairway ford in placentia ca. call over there and talk to russell in the rv dept. thanks again
thanks...just so others know.. those converters are warrantied for 85,000 miles

in fact all converters have that same warranty
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