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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-24-2015, 08:43 PM Thread Starter
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1997 F-250 7.3 trans. repair / replace options

I recently bought a 97' F 250 7.3, automatic, it runs and shifts great but I didn't realize that a transmission rebuild costs as much as the truck (2,400), if the transmission eventually quits I would not have the time or money to get it rebuilt immediately, what options would I have to get it back on the road quickly until I had the money for a rebuild, I don't pull anything with it, just an occasional heavy load(1,000 lbs).

Could I put a C-6 in it temporarily?
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Re: 1997 F-250 7.3 trans. repair / replace options

No, a C-6 wont bolt up AFAIK. Nevermind making it shift at all. You'd either be without a truck, have to fix or replace the one in your truck, or buy a used one.
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Re: 1997 F-250 7.3 trans. repair / replace options

Thanks for the info
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Re: 1997 F-250 7.3 trans. repair / replace options

What manual transmission(s) will fit my truck if I decide to do an automatic to manual swap?
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Re: 1997 F-250 7.3 trans. repair / replace options

If you get a diesel C6 it will bolt to the engine. It's shorter than the E4OD, so you'll need to move the rear crossmember. Then you'll need to lengthen the driveshaft. You'll need something to provide the vacuum signal to the trans so it will shift. There was something on the '95 and '96 trucks, but I don't know what it was. You'll have to research that and find the parts.

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