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Dead on the road.

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Tonight, coming home from Farmersville, on I30 east of Dallas. Running strong about 80 or so, all of a sudden it was like the truck shifted into neutral. Pulled over on the side of the road and motor was still running, but kinda rough. Still acting like neutral, shifted through all the gears, automatic (forgot to put that in my sig). Still acts like neutral. Decided to try the reboot thing, shut her down and no start, acts like the batteries are low, cranks but no busting off.

Volt meter still shows normal, fuel in the bowl, oil normal, tranny fluid there and shiny pink color (can't check level, not running).

Got towed home, 75 bucks. 35 miles, not a bad price.


When cranking oil pressure gauge does not even try to move.

Could I have lost my LPOP, why would that affect tranny?

Could I have lost alternator, would that affect tranny?

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Need to watch some stuff with a scanner. It will rev up in gear, like it's in neutral? Definitely strange, but tranny related I would say.
It's not a flywheel for an auto, it's a flexplate :poke:

I broke mine too, this is a great time to do a torque converter and just see how long that tranny will last Andy.

A weight fell off mine and I had it rewelded and balanced at my machine shop.

Not sure on a new one, probably the dealer but order item and spendy if I had to guess.

Biggest question to ask is WHY the flexplate broke, hopefully the trans or TC didn't seize. :confused: :(
I know the early 99 torque converters don't like too much extra stress. My buddy's is going down hill. For a torque converter I'd go for a stock 6.0L TC. :fordoval:

That's A Negative Ghost Rider, but close. The stock 6.4 convo is even stronger than the 6.0.

It's what John Wood uses in his mild builds and they seem to work great. He can set you up with all you need ;)

But let's not spending poor Andy's money just yet :D
But don't they have 2 more bolts on the TC?
Yep, stronger. :D

JW sells a flexplate to make it work.

Looks like Andy needs that anyway.
Better check with JW on that again. I'm not sure he's still doing them. He like that combo a lot, but I think he worked out a new setup that doesn't require the modification to the flexplate.
Good to know Dennis. That was as of the last time I had talked to him.

No mods to the flexplate is even better. :ford:
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