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oOTurfmanoO
01-01-2009, 06:02 PM
a 1993 F250. I think the tranny is on it"s way out but am not 100% sure. It is our only truck with a plow on it so I need to be careful tying it up for service and potential repair.

We own the truck, 125k on it, solid except for the potential tranny issue.
7k for the truck 3 yrs ago with 64k on it!

Since then, it's been pushing snow or pulling a mowing trailer...

Gravel Rat
01-01-2009, 06:49 PM
Need more info on the truck ?

Is it a diesel ?

If its a E4OD then you have some choices your costs for a rebuild can range in price from a basic transmission to a built transmission.

Id say the cheapest will be 3500 dollars it maybe more like 4000-5000 dollars.

oOTurfmanoO
01-01-2009, 07:27 PM
Need more info on the truck ?

Is it a diesel ?

If its a E4OD then you have some choices your costs for a rebuild can range in price from a basic transmission to a built transmission.

Id say the cheapest will be 3500 dollars it maybe more like 4000-5000 dollars.

Gravel,

it' a gasser with the 351.
I'm not sue what E4OD is!

Gravel Rat
01-01-2009, 07:36 PM
If the truck has a OD transmission then its the E4OD it can be expensive to rebuild. If its a 351 gasser then you could get away with a basic rebuilt. If you had a 7.3 IDI diesel you can get a built E4OD with heavier clutch packs.

If you google rebuilt E4OD you will probably find some prices.

The most expensive part is the labour doing the removal and install. I assume the truck is a 4x4 so its a little more work getting the sucker out.

oOTurfmanoO
01-01-2009, 07:45 PM
yep has overdrive, I think that's where the problem is stemming from. tourque converter or something. horrible rumble coming from it at times, shift down to 2nd then back up to drive and it's golden. this is how thetruck is being driven, constantly shifting it around.

Gravel Rat
01-01-2009, 08:06 PM
I would take the truck to a transmission shop or a good mechanic that knows the E4OD. They are electronically controlled so it could be the computer that isn't working right.

oOTurfmanoO
01-01-2009, 08:40 PM
certainly appreciate the help and info!

TXNSLighting
01-01-2009, 10:58 PM
Doesnt cost that much in america. You should be able to get that rebuilt for $2500 or less.

oOTurfmanoO
01-01-2009, 11:01 PM
I'm hoping it's something simple like fluid and filter

jefftb
01-01-2009, 11:01 PM
Yeah, a reman E40D should be in the $2000-2500 range. Now if you were really serious about keeping the truck and did not mind the expense, get a BTS (Brain's Truck Shop) E40D/4R100 transmission. The tranny most likely would outlast the engine.

TXNSLighting
01-01-2009, 11:02 PM
I'm hoping it's something simple like fluid and filter

You can definately try that first.

jefftb
01-01-2009, 11:05 PM
Over at Ford-Trucks.com you can find an excellent write up on how to perform a proper transmission flush posted by a Mark Kovalsky. Mark is a former Ford transmission engineer. He obviously knows his Ford transmissions.
Check it out. It might be just the ticket to a low cost repair.

SunState Lawn Care inc
01-02-2009, 12:05 AM
I had a tranny on an F250 diesel rebuilt totaly with new converter and all for 1100.00 also had the tranny done on our old stumpgrinding truck for 900 both trucks were 4x4's. That was them doing it all.

TXNSLighting
01-02-2009, 12:39 AM
I had a tranny on an F250 diesel rebuilt totaly with new converter and all for 1100.00 also had the tranny done on our old stumpgrinding truck for 900 both trucks were 4x4's. That was them doing it all.

Now thats insanely cheap...I wonder if that shop is legit. :nono:

SunState Lawn Care inc
01-02-2009, 12:42 AM
Now thats insanely cheap...I wonder if that shop is legit. :nono:

yes they have been around for many many years they train many of the other local shops guys on certain things. I reccomend them to anyone looking for a tranny rebuild and they are honest and don't do it if it doesn't need it like some do. They only fix what is needed if it needs a whole rebuild they do it if not they just fix the problem. Great folks to deal with.

It's funny how when some folks don't find great deals they think people are not legit busines's LOL.:nono:.

TXNSLighting
01-02-2009, 12:46 AM
yes they have been around for many many years they train many of the other local shops guys on certain things. I reccomend them to anyone looking for a tranny rebuild and they are honest and don't do it if it doesn't need it like some do. They only fix what is needed if it needs a whole rebuild they do it if not they just fix the problem. Great folks to deal with.

It's funny how when some folks don't find great deals they think people are not legit busines's LOL.:nono:.

Its not that we dont find good deals, its just some of us know cost of materials and all that stuff to build these things and run a biz, and for that size of a job 1100 wouldnt quite cover it. Maybe they do enough volume to make it up i dont know.

Dont act like i attacked you :hammerhead:

And with a tranny its not smart to fix just some of it, you need to repair the entire thing. Trannys are tricky machines. O well im done.

TandM
01-02-2009, 10:11 AM
we got the tranny in our 03 f 450 rebuilt a few months backk for 600 we did pull it and take it to them though. it shifts better then it did from the factory!

TXNSLighting
01-02-2009, 11:47 AM
we got the tranny in our 03 f 450 rebuilt a few months backk for 600 we did pull it and take it to them though. it shifts better then it did from the factory!

What exactly was done? No way that was an entire rebuild.