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Ron, ASE Certified Technician
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Experience:  23 years with Ford specializing in drivability and electrical and AC. Ford certs and ASE Certs
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I have a f 350 diesel drw truck. Yesterday when towing my

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I have a f 350 diesel drw truck. Yesterday when towing my fifth wheel, I lost tow power, speed dropped to 50 mph and rpm's were high. As if it wouldn't shift into the next gear. Never happened before. Suggestions?
JA: Is the power loss consistent, or does it fluctuate?
Customer: Once it began seems constant
JA: What is the model of your '50 Ford?
Customer: F 350
JA: Are you fixing your vehicle yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: No, I cant fix, trying to find prob to suggest to mechanic
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: Help..., lol
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  Chris (aka- Moose) replied 11 months ago.

Welcome, I'm Chris (aka Moose) I prefer to work when others don't, I am here around lunch and after dinner till after midnight.

What year model and which engine?

Were there any warning lights on?

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
6.0 engine, no lights, no weird gauges. The tow command brake was acting weird as well
Expert:  Chris (aka- Moose) replied 11 months ago.

Can I get the year?

Did this concern correct itself on it own or is it still not achieving overdrive?

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Year 05. It drove much better once unhooked from trailer.
Expert:  Chris (aka- Moose) replied 11 months ago.

This one is tough. When his occurred, what were the road conditions like long uphill?

How much does your 5th wheel weigh and what speed were you driving when it occurred?