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HDGENE, Ford Senior Master/Diesel/Trans
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Ford F250 7.3: i have a 2000 f250 powerstroke with 260k miles.

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i have a 2000 f250 powerstroke with 260k miles. At first i was getting a torque converter code with the O/D light flashing and the torque converter was locking in and out over and over. put a new solenoid pack in and now no O/D light, no code, running like it should, but it still runs high rpms in 4th gear and the temp gauge climbs like crazy. help...
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  HDGENE replied 1 year ago.
Hello, how many miles are on the transmission? Original trans? Only when towing? Was there any debris in the pan when you dropped it to do the solenoid. WHat did the fluid look like
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
original trans. happens unloaded. a little debris but not excessive. fluid is red and doesn't smell hot. but guage hit 250 degrees.
Expert:  HDGENE replied 1 year ago.
Ok if the trans is overheating it can put it into a default mode. There is a check valve in the cooler line on the passener side of the trans that could be restricted with that many miles on it, that or an issue with cooler flow itself. Make sure there is no debris built up inbetween the radiator,condensor, and transmission oil to air cooler as well. If its the original torque convertor it is most likely worn as well and could be causing a slippage.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
ok, but at 250 degrees should i be able to wipe the trans dipstick clean with my bare hands? and also it didn't start running hot till i replaced the solenoid and i just went out and started the truck, the temp gauge read 175, i pulled up my codes to check them again, and went back to my gauges and it read 189 and i never took it out of park, drove it a mile, read 208, let it idle, 211, drove another mile 208, put it in park and back to 215 before i checked the fluid again.
Expert:  HDGENE replied 1 year ago.
The trans fluid temperature sensor is part of the solenoid block on this model, either you have a bad connection at the solenoid block/transmission bulkhead connection or the wrong solenoid body or defective TFT sensor since you didnt have this issue until after replacing the solenoid body. Fluid should be hot to the touch yes
Expert:  HDGENE replied 1 year ago.
You can also plug in the old solenoid body without installing and see if the temperature changes
Expert:  HDGENE replied 1 year ago.
Hello, do you need more help with this concern?