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Sometimes it wont shift into overdrive then I turn it off…

Sometimes it wont shift...

Sometimes it wont shift into overdrive then I turn it off and go again and it will work fine any ideas why

Mechanic's Assistant: How old is the transmission? Have you noticed any leaking?

No leaking original trans 2001

Mechanic's Assistant: What is the model of your '01 Ford?

F350 crew cab 4x4 xlt

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your F350 yourself? What have you tried so far?

Trying to when it does it I just turn it off and go again works fine but I'm getting ready to sell it

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?

No cant think of anything

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Hello, this is a gas or diesel? 4R100 automatic transmission or a manual trans? Any warning lights on or diagnostic trouble codes stored? Is it full of fluid and does it smell burnt?

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
diesel auto matic no lights no smell

Ok so it shifts into 3rd gear and wont go into 4th or it slips in neutral when it goes to upshift into 4th gear?

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
just wont go into 4th sometimes
Customer reply replied 3 months ago
no slipping

RIght but does it hang in 3rd gear and wind out or does it slip into neutral?

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
hangs in 3rd

Ok either there is an issue with a valve hanging in the valve body, or there is a problem with the transmission range sensor not reading the correct gear range. If it reads Drive instead of Overdrive, it may not allow it to shift into 4th gear. A scan tool would need to be used to monitor the range sensor live data when the problem occurs to verify the fault. If the range sensor is ok, then it would be in the main control valve body.

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
ok thanks kind of what I thought

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