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7.5

pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
$1,590.00
Average Mileage:
146,582 miles
Total Complaints:
4 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. drop the trans and replace the switch (1 reports)
  2. just rebuilt tranny 50 miles ago (1 reports)
  3. not sure (1 reports)
  4. replaced tranny, lines, and cooler & filled with syn fluid (1 reports)
2001 Ford F-250 transmission problems

transmission problem

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2001 Ford F-250 Owner Comments

problem #4

Nov 012013

F-250 7.3L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 376,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

OD light begins blinking when stopped in traffic. Transmission slips slightly when taking off but shifts properly most of time. the speed sensor was replaced along with alternator (mechanic said alternator output varied), did not fix problem, Ford dealer mechanic said new speed sensor was ok but abs unit sending irregular signals. Later said electrical noise caused by alternator was the problem. Installed new alternator - no fix. service computer shows indicated speed at around 15 mph will vehicle is on service rack with engine running (?) Unplugged alternator and problem disappears. When OD light doesn't blink transmission operates fine.

So far no fix found in 2 weeks.

- , Montgomery, AL, USA

problem #3

Oct 122000

F-250 XLT, 4x4 10 cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 35,000 miles

Was on the way to hunting trip in NW CO with 32K miles. O/D light started flashing at Eisenhower Tunnel. Coasted into dealership at the bottom of hill. I bought this truck used and luckily had purchased a bumper to bumper warranty from my lender. Had to wait for the diagnosis and a rental car, first one was too small (hunting camping gear) then had to wait for hunting party. I was supposed to be early to setup camp! Had to travel back (5 hours, one way) to pick up my truck a week later. I paid to install synthetic fluid and have had no problems since then. Now at 130K miles.

- , Albuquerque, NM, USA

problem #2

Nov 212008

F-250 LX 7.3L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 101,070 miles

i just bought this piece of crap and got a warranty with the tranny problem is it just got rebuilt and it does not have more than 50 miles on new rebuild so watch out even when they rebuild them they don't work. works fine till it hits 20 miles down the highway then o/d light starts flashing and it wont shift past 2nd and won't shift right once you stop no wonder everyone buys toyota

- , Houston, TX, USA

problem #1

Dec 162007

F-250 XLT V10

  • Automatic transmission
  • 74,256 miles

Huntington Ford again. 3rd major trans issue in 7 years on a truck that is supposed to be Super Duty.

Ran the truck in 4 Wheel Hi during a snow storm. 3 trips, first two were 4 miles round trip. 3rd was 8 miles. The OD off started flashing on the return trip (about 3 miles to go). Trans would not shift out of 3rd gear. Disengaged 4 WH back to 2 WH. By the time I was within a mile of home, the service engine light was on. Switch is located inside the trans case, so it is 450 to drop the trans and 540 for the part. Great timing. Took it in on a Tuesday afternoon, should get it back Friday morning. Atleast they pick up half the rental cost this time.

- , Macomb, MI, USA

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