Well, finally had a tranny go bye-bye...

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by efaubert1, Feb 15, 2006.

  1. efaubert1

    efaubert1 LawnSite Member
    from Indiana
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    Ok, time for all the Ford bashers to have their fun. My Ford Super Duty tranny took a dump on me this week. Man, it must be a piece of junk. I mean it only lasted 6 1/2 years pulling an average weight of around 10,000 pounds a minmum of 35 3 day weekends out of the year for 126,000 miles. Not to mention hauling various tractors, Bobcats, backhoes, hay, grain bins, and anything else that needed hauled on it's off days.Busted a forward drive piston, overpressured and broke a sprag according to the guys at the tranny shop. Guess I'msporty till Thursday.
     
  2. lawn masters 2006

    lawn masters 2006 LawnSite Member
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    us flag thats why i own a chevy.....lmao...:cool2:
     
  3. lawnmaniac883

    lawnmaniac883 LawnSite Silver Member
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    Auto tranny? 126,000 isnt bad out of a stock tranny.
     
  4. Smalltimer1

    Smalltimer1 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    We've got a Chubby at the farm that's had 5 in 130k.:gunsfirin gmc
     
  5. grass_cuttin_fool

    grass_cuttin_fool LawnSite Gold Member
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    Im just curious, how often did you service the filter and fluid?

    wayne
     
  6. tcls83

    tcls83 LawnSite Member
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    ...I agree
     
  7. Jason Rose

    Jason Rose LawnSite Fanatic
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    Yep, what a POS. lol! All towing considered that's pretty good mileage on a tranny. It's just the luck of the draw anymore. there could be 3 Fords all the same, all hauled the same loads all serviced the same and one may end up lasting 50K, one 125K and the last 200K. The reason? who knows???
    The same goes for any maker really Chevy, Ford, Dodge... Every single mechanical part that comes off an assembly line is going to have a weakness somewhere due to slight imperfections in how certian parts were made or assembled.

    That's exactly the reason you can't base a decision to buy or not to buy a certian brand of vehicle on a couple bad experiences of others. Also why you can't buy too much into all the tales of additives in the oil and such making the ____ last longer... How do you know it wouldn't have lasted longer without the additive? Just because your neghibor's shot crapps in half the time dosn't mean a thing, it could have had something wrong internally from day one.
     
  8. efaubert1

    efaubert1 LawnSite Member
    from Indiana
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    In answer to above questions. Yes it's an automatic. Service the tranny? Whats that? No, really, replace filter and fluid every 35k.
     
  9. Jpocket

    Jpocket LawnSite Silver Member
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    IM a Chevy man, but I don't think what you stated is unreasonable.
    126,000 miles 90% of them towing Heavy loads. I'd say you got a reasonable service life out of it. Im surprised it lasted that long, towing 10,000lbs loads.
     
  10. mmacsek

    mmacsek LawnSite Senior Member
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    10,000 lbs is alot of weight to tow. I have a 162000 miles on mine, E4OD. I hope I'm not jinxing it by posting this. I tow and haul with that truck and it impresses me. From what I read I feel lucky. Funny thing is the TH400 and C6 did this without the problems of the electronic tranny's of today. Matt
     

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