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F250: superduty..shifts..I let up off the peddle it..started doing

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I have a 01 f250 superduty with a 7.3 1st to 2nd upshift shifts way to late and very harsh, if I let up off the peddle it will shift ok. The rest of the shift are normal This just has just started doing this. could this be a solenoid. Fluid level is good no leaks, About 120,000 on the clock.
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  Chris (aka- Moose) replied 7 years ago.

Hello Hotlink ,


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If this were a solenoid issue you would be getting a flashing OD light telling you there is a electrical fault which has stored a code. This is going to be a 1-2 accumulator valve with a broken spring or binding valve or the more likely source being the intermediate clutch not holding well from slippage due to friction plate fatigue or a piston seal leaking.



Customer: replied 7 years ago.
So i should be able to pull the valve body for the accumulator spring if thats the case. Or remove the whole thing?
Expert:  Chris (aka- Moose) replied 7 years ago.
You can remove the pan and filter and then the accumulator body to inspecta dn see if its the accumulator at fault or not.
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Customer: replied 7 years ago.
thanks chris Hopefully thats all it is
Expert:  Chris (aka- Moose) replied 7 years ago.
Your welcome