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1997 E4OD issues from column?

I have a 97 F250 ccsb with Cummins and built up E4od. Been having a few problems with the trans acting up. Tried to fix from the PCS controller standpoint, but it seems it maybe something more. My trans builder was leaning towards possibility that the gear selector is sloppy and there is some kind of voltage sent from there to something in the valve body. If its not adjusted correctly, it will search gears and cause issues. Is there any truth to this, and how could I test it without having to pull entire column out and switching to a junkyard column?
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Re: 1997 E4OD issues from column?

Check the transmission range sensor. Drivers side of the tranny.

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Re: 1997 E4OD issues from column?

I changed that out a while ago with no improvements.
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I have a 97 F250 ccsb with Cummins and built up E4od. Been having a few problems with the trans acting up. Tried to fix from the PCS controller standpoint, but it seems it maybe something more. My trans builder was leaning towards possibility that the gear selector is sloppy and there is some kind of voltage sent from there to something in the valve body. If its not adjusted correctly, it will search gears and cause issues. Is there any truth to this, and how could I test it without having to pull entire column out and switching to a junkyard column?
There is NOTHING in the column that sends any kind of electrical signal to the transmission controller.

The only thing related to shifter position is the TRS. But you already changed that. So that points me to a wiring issue between the controller and the TRS.

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There is NOTHING in the column that sends any kind of electrical signal to the transmission controller.

The only thing related to shifter position is the TRS. But you already changed that. So that points me to a wiring issue between the controller and the TRS.
thanks for the clarification Mark. I bought another TRS just to try it, see if anything changes. Now the sloppy shifter, does that have any effect on the gear selection? Is there any way to tighten it up?
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Re: 1997 E4OD issues from column?

If you changed the trs you could have bent the rage selector shaft going into the trans. I have one bent, so it is out of adjustment. It is not to bad to replace, I was told to get it from ford for around a 100.

You can put new plastic bushings in the column.

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Re: 1997 E4OD issues from column?

down under the dash there is a torx fitting that comes loose if there is slop in the selector
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thanks for the clarification Mark. I bought another TRS just to try it, see if anything changes. Now the sloppy shifter, does that have any effect on the gear selection? Is there any way to tighten it up?
I had my TRS go out of adjustment and it was slamming up and down between 2-3 while cruising. Adjusted the TRS and linkage at the transmission and all was well.
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Re: 1997 E4OD issues from column?

good to know, I'll be working on it this week. hoping for something easy to fix it!
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