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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 04-05-2012, 04:14 AM Thread Starter
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01 F-250 4r100 issues. Please help.

So, was on the way to SLC, UT from work in Williston, ND. Made it about halfway home to Bozeman, MT. Got off the highway and I couldn't get it to shift out of 1st, 2nd, or 3rd without letting the RPM's drop to idle first. Took it to a local shop and the tech recomended I get a complete rebuild done. He found a broken sprag and said my TC had been burnt beyond repair. He used a billet Anjo TC, Transgo tugger kit and supposably did all the internal updates as well. Anyway, I went to pick it up this afternoon and did a test drive with the tech before heading home. Everything seemed to be firm(although not quite as solid as I thought it would be) driving at normal 1st through 4th operation with a steady pedal. Then, I tried downshifting out of OD and into 3rd by dropping the hammer to WOT, doing about 65 mph. It dropped down fine, but it wouldn't upshift back into OD without lifting out of it. He hooked up the scan tool and we took it for another ride. He watched it and said that everything was working properly other than at WOT. He said he was going to call it a day, I could take the truck and we'd look again in the morning. So, I start the drive back to my hotel and just out of curiousity, tried kicking down at WOT in 2nd and 3rd as well. Same issue in all gears. I'm lost and apparently the tech is too. Anybody have any suggestions?

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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 04-12-2012, 09:05 PM
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Re: 01 F-250 4r100 issues. Please help.

You're saying that if it's in 3rd gear and you go WOT it will downshift to 2nd but then not upshift back to 3rd as long as you're still at WOT?
I'm thinking the tech probably disconnected the batteries so the PCM needs to relearn the shift strategies. Probably needs to complete it's drive cycle first and then see what you have.

edit: just noticed this post is a week old. did you find the problem yet?

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Re: 01 F-250 4r100 issues. Please help.

The PCM in a 7.3L doesn't learn. There is a problem with the rebuild.

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