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Old 10-12-2007, 10:38 AM   #15
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For three years I was a calbration engineer working on the TorqShift transmission. I have more than a casual knowledge of how it works.

The mechanical pump maintains pressure as controlled by a solenoid. Each clutch also has a solenoid to control the pressure to that clutch. If the voltage gets too low the solenoids can do the wrong thing and allow clutches to slip. It only takes a couple seconds to smoke a clutch and blue the mating metal.
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Old 10-12-2007, 12:37 PM   #16
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Mark, thanks for that info. Sure makes sense as to how that could happen then. I will for sure get me a transmission gauge other than the one in the dash, just to have real temps. Who knows how long the alternator was dead for and then finally the batteries died.

An expensive lesson for sure. I am picking it up tonight in Lincoln from the dealership.
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Old 10-12-2007, 05:15 PM   #17
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On my 1997 PSD and E4OD, the tranny went out under warranty. Replaced with a rebuild by Ford and next day, with the 5er, tranny locked into 2nd and would not shift. Had it towed back to ford and they found the tranny bad and tracked it back to a bad PCM. Supposedly it was giving the tranny bad info. A new PCM and another rebuilt tranny and we were good to go.

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Old 10-13-2007, 12:20 PM   #18
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Did a quick trip to Lincoln, NE last night. Left at 5pm, back at 2am this morning. Rained all the way. Truck is good. Shifts are better than in the previous tranny. I hope this saga is over with. Thanks to all for your input.

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Old 11-08-2007, 07:08 PM   #19
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My 05 F250 6.0 5Sp Alison has a canister filter near the front axel on the passenger side. Very easy to replace.

PS the 03 I think has a 100,000 mile drive train warranty. Only supposed to cost $150 to replace the tranny or engine!
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Old 11-10-2007, 07:01 PM   #20
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100K powertrain, not drivetrain; is what my book states, and that Ford was very quick to tell me. If you know different, please post up. I tried to get them to pick up the tab. I really!!! tried.

I did just get three new injectors, ICM and two sensors with the 100K warranty. The deductible was $100 for that.
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Old 11-12-2007, 09:57 AM   #21
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Gamecockfan:
My 05 F250 6.0 5Sp Alison </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
No such thing.
Ford has NEVER installed an Allison trans in a truck smaller than the F650. The 6.0L F250 has a Ford TorqShift transmission.
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Gamecockfan:
PS the 03 I think has a 100,000 mile drive train warranty. Only supposed to cost $150 to replace the tranny or engine! </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
It's an engine warranty, not drivetrain. The transmission on the '03 was covered for 3 years/36,000 miles. The engine was covered for 5 years/100,000 miles.
Also, the deductible on the engine warranty is supposed to be $100 after 3 years/36,000 miles, not $150.
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Wow. I was lied to. That's why I picked Ford over Dodge. Actually more so because Dodge had a record of T failure.
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I'm thinking if it happened on the way BACK from your trip, then it wasnt as bad as if happened on the way TO your adventure.

Luckily mine only has 40,000 miles on it, so I'm praying nothing happens. Dont these come with 100,000 mile powertrain warranty? I know mine did, and if you're on 98,000 you should still be under warranty?
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Dont these come with 100,000 mile powertrain warranty? I know mine did, and if you're on 98,000 you should still be under warranty? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
No, they don't, and no, your's didn't, either. They come with a 100,000 mile ENGINE warranty. The warranty on the rest of the powertrain was 3 years/36,000 miles until July, 2006, then it changed to 5 years/60,000 miles.
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Your right Mark, I forgot that I opted for the full 100,000 mile warranty that covers everything on the truck. It was only a little extra, and we've already paid it off with a few minor repairs that needed to be replaced.

We've had it for so long, I just thought it came stock. I needed your reminder to enlighten me
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