Lately i've been having some trans troubles...
A few weeks ago I was towing with my truck a 22' utility trailer with a small honda car on the back of it, rolling about 35 mps cruising uphill tc
unlocked I noticed my trans started slipping really bad... Pulled over and trans was puking boiling hot fluid out but couldnt see where exactly it was coming from... Called AAA, had the truck towed 130 miles home... Got home put 11qts back in and she was back to operating level! I dont think anything got burned up, the fluid boiling out still looked brand new and red, didnt smell burnt.
I got rid of the factory cooler and swapped in place a bigger cooler I picked up from my local auto parts store, truck ran great and didnt get hot at all for about two weeks then one of the cooler lines that wasnt on all the way blew off and I lost another 8 quarts... Added fluid, AGAIN... To operating levels and now noticed the trans starting to operate at a hotter level ( no temp gauge... ) I get out and feel my trans pan and cooler lines after hard runs, before I could hold my hand on the pan for a good 10 sec easy, but it seemed to be getting somewhat warmer then before... I added a second bigger cooler in conjunction with the one I already had installed, this seemed to help alot with the temps !
This weekend I was driving my truck up some 8000' ft passes ( I live at 5280 ) and after about 3/4 the way up my o/d light started to flash, so I pulled over, shut the truck off, got out felt the trans and didnt seem to be excessively hot, but at normal temps, got back in the truck ( started it up to reset the o/d light) and continuited on my way, after that while still climbing about every 1 minute or so the light would come back on again and I would repeat the procedure, trans never seemed to be too hot.
I'm wondering what could be causing this light to keep coming on, my truck is a 95 f350 4x4
7.3 with 261k miles, bone stock minus intake and straight pipe.
Recently replaced the VSS
and didn't notice a difference...
Any insight would be greatly appreciated!