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1994 F250: transmission will randomly downshift..my foot..shifts fine

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I own a 1994 F250 4x4 with the 7.3 idi engine with 239000k on the clock,the transmission will randomly down shift on slight inclines or taking my foot off the accelerator.the truck shifts fine otherwise.This is still the original tranamission.
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Ford Mechanic: Don, Ford Senior Master replied 8 years ago
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Hi my name is XXXXX XXXXX what speed does this happen.
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Customer reply replied 8 years ago

Hi Don

It can happen at any speed .At 100 kph at the bottom of an incline ,80 kph coming at the crest of a hill,turning left from a stop light from a stand still shifting through the gears.

Ford Mechanic: Don, Ford Senior Master replied 8 years ago
if you are at speed and the converter is lock. taking your foot off the accelerator will on lock the converter. this is normal. the converter clutch most likely is going bad and is more noticeable now when it reengages. as for the turning left and taking off from a light. do you mean it shifts a gear and then drops back down a gear
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Customer reply replied 8 years ago
Yes, it does drop a gear. It also is worse when it is hot and does not do it when it is cold. Yes is does reengage harshly.
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