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Old 11-09-2013, 11:51 AM   #1
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Truck went down on me

Got a three day weekend so we were going to make a 150 mile trip over into New Mexico not to far across the Arizona line. Got all hitched up and loaded out and went to pull away from home and my truck threw a walleyed fit and could hardly untrack the trailer. Check engine light came on as well as the o/d light on the shifter started blinking (2001 Ford F150) and so we ain't going anywhere this weekend.

Glad it didn't happen up in the mountains.

So my friend is bringing his scan tool over and we will see what we can figger out.
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Old 11-09-2013, 12:12 PM   #2
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Got a three day weekend so we were going to make a 150 mile trip over into New Mexico not to far across the Arizona line. Got all hitched up and loaded out and went to pull away from home and my truck threw a walleyed fit and could hardly untrack the trailer. Check engine light came on as well as the o/d light on the shifter started blinking (2001 Ford F150) and so we ain't going anywhere this weekend.

Glad it didn't happen up in the mountains.

So my friend is bringing his scan tool over and we will see what we can figger out.
Sorry to hear of your problems. It really sucks.
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Old 11-09-2013, 12:13 PM   #3
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Got a three day weekend so we were going to make a 150 mile trip over into New Mexico not to far across the Arizona line. Got all hitched up and loaded out and went to pull away from home and my truck threw a walleyed fit and could hardly untrack the trailer. Check engine light came on as well as the o/d light on the shifter started blinking (2001 Ford F150) and so we ain't going anywhere this weekend.

Glad it didn't happen up in the mountains.

So my friend is bringing his scan tool over and we will see what we can figger out.
No way I can diagnose the problem from here BUT I can sing the song (See the USA in a Chevrolet)! Youroo!!
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Old 11-09-2013, 12:14 PM   #4
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Got a three day weekend so we were going to make a 150 mile trip over into New Mexico not to far across the Arizona line. Got all hitched up and loaded out and went to pull away from home and my truck threw a walleyed fit and could hardly untrack the trailer. Check engine light came on as well as the o/d light on the shifter started blinking (2001 Ford F150) and so we ain't going anywhere this weekend.

Glad it didn't happen up in the mountains.

So my friend is bringing his scan tool over and we will see what we can figger out.
Sorry for your issues....
What's a walleyed fit ?
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Old 11-09-2013, 12:21 PM   #5
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No way I can diagnose the problem from here BUT I can sing the song (See the USA in a Chevrolet)! Youroo!!
Or Figure On Repairs Daily

All in fun, it really sucks when any tv quits, Ford, Chevy or Dodge.
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Old 11-09-2013, 12:42 PM   #6
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Truck went down on me

Sorry to read that, in more ways than one.
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The guy has his Ford conk out and the GM and Dodge owners do the rain dance.
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The guy has his Ford conk out and the GM and Dodge owners do the rain dance.
Not the case at all. We all have problems from time to time.
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Old 11-09-2013, 01:48 PM   #9
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Now here's the ringer. I work as a professional mechanic (ASE rated master) and without access to manuals and a scan tool to find a starting point to look at it's hard to figure out right off the bat what the basic problem is.

So my friend and I used his generic scan tool and it appears to be a glitch in the electrical plug going into the transmission or a bad wire on the wiring inside the transmission.

I work on a mixed fleet for a state agency and the ALL break down or I wouldn't have a job.
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Old 11-10-2013, 11:35 AM   #10
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OK The truck is fixed, but too late to get outa town for the weekend. Found some corrosion in the plug on the side of the transmission that wouldn't let the internal electronic controls work. Really makes the transmission act weird. Defaults to 2nd gear, O/D light on shifter stalk starts flashing and won't pull for beans.
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