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E4OD trans question

So. I got a 97 OBS fully built except the trans never been through. I know I know shoulda started there! Dumb me. But my son gets ahold of it one day and then next time I get in it the truck won't come out of 1st gear. I don't have much of a scan tool for this truck except Autonotenginuity which I hate it never will connect and I have Forscan. The speedo was acting up for awhile I knew it had a bad sensor ring in the rear end. So , did that. Speedo is good now still no shifty. But back to the scan tool I also have a Aeroforce gauge and it was showing the truck trying to shift to second but still, no shift. So I rewired the solenoid pack connector with a pigtail so I am certain that is good. Also put a new shift cable in it got it adjusted right replaced the neutral safety switch to no avail.
So, question is should I spring for a solenoid pack or just yank the dad gum tranny. The solenoid pack is 10 years old a FoMoCo but not that many miles on it.
Shoulda never sold that old solenoid pack it was still good dad burnit.
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Re: E4OD trans question

I think I do a solenoid pack first, or maybe test pressures, if the scan tool is showing the solenoid energizing then maybe a clutch is burnt out, or bad oring.

I know kids are very easy on the vehicles they drive especially when first stating out

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I think I do a solenoid pack first, or maybe test pressures, if the scan tool is showing the solenoid energizing then maybe a clutch is burnt out, or bad oring.

I know kids are very easy on the vehicles they drive especially when first stating out
Well, oddly I had a 100 plus pressure in R and low the others looked good like 50 to 60. But? If the solenoid pack controls the pressures should that be even more indication of a bad solenoid pack being bad? I agree with you I think that is where I will go but the cotton picker has got 244,000 on it. Dad gum I can't buy a tranny right now. Sure miss that truck sitting there on jack stands, very depressing...
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Go for the pack and hope for the best

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Go for the pack and hope for the best
Thanks Doc guess I will. I'm pretty convinced the whole trans is shot.
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Well, if it is, if you are rebuilding it then you'll already have a pack if not then you have a spare. Win win . Postive thinkin when kids are involved

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Well, if it is, if you are rebuilding it then you'll already have a pack if not then you have a spare. Win win . Postive thinkin when kids are involved
I said kid he was twenty five when this happen. Kind of a late bloomer I guess and or long bloomer...
Drives me nuts sometimes even now.
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I also have a Aeroforce gauge and it was showing the truck trying to shift to second but still, no shift.
How does the gauge show it trying to shift?

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How does the gauge show it trying to shift?
It is just a light on the gauge showing it sending command to shift from 1 to 2 , but no shift. Thanks Mark.
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