I have a 97 f-250 CCSB 7.3. The truck has 250k miles, but I was told the trans was replaced 3k miles ago. It looks very clean under there (except for the trans fluid leak on all the bolts I am assuming from the pan bolts not being tight enough). Anyways it likes to hold first gear for ever until I either put my foot in the throttle heavy or back off on it. It also likes to shift hard between 3rd and od
, and gets the flare sometimes from the TC
locking up. This is driving me crazy after I probably could have bought a 6.0 with half the miles for the price I paid for this truck. I am in texas right now, but I am driving back home to california in july for 2 weeks, then heading to north dakota for 3 years. I wont be able to work on the truck much here in texas, and I am not sure how it's going to be in north dakota.
Anyways, I was wondering what you guys would recommend to fix this? I have read some stuff about possibly a shift kit of a valve body. I am kind of short on cash since uncle sam doesn't pay me too much so I can't afford a lot. Down the road the plans are for a bigger turbo, injectors, tune, new DP
to match the exhaust, intercooler, and maybe some other things. Would prefer to not have to buy parts twice either though.
I don't have a lot of time to search after class so sorry if this has been covered before