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pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
125,500 miles
Total Complaints:
4 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. replace with rebuilt transmission (3 reports)
  2. not sure (1 reports)
1999 Ford F-350 transmission problems

transmission problem

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1999 Ford F-350 Owner Comments

problem #4

May 312010

F-350 Super Duty 7.3L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 33,000 miles


This truck was immaculate when pruchased at 23,000 miles/10 years old from an older mans estate. He hardly ever drove it and was fanatical about taking care of it. I also bought the camper he had on it. After my first trip w/ the camper & pulling a small trailer the tranny went out at only 33,000 miles. I am telling everyone DO NOT BUY A FORD!!!

- , Black Diamond, WA, USA

problem #3

Aug 082009

F-350 7.3L V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 270,000 miles

Transmission failed after changing torque converter. TC was noisy on of 1999 build and dealer told me there would be no problems from it. The od indicator flashes after installation of rebuilt tranny. Replaced it and transmission failed in 30 days. Hmm

- , Battle Creek, MI, USA

problem #2

Nov 282004

(reported on)


  • 102,000 miles

The Tranny would shift really hard or not shift at all it could be the tranny or the computer. I have a 9" lift and 38 1/2 Mickey Thompson Baja Claws on it. If It is not going to be cheap I am going to be very mad. Any suggestions???

- , Wallingford, CT, USA

problem #1

Sep 152003

(reported on)


  • 97,000 miles

I bought a 1999 f350 4x4 xlt power stroke auto trans. from a friend with 35.000 miles on it the truck was never worked until I got it. I used it to tow a 7000 lbs bobcat and trailer only about 2 days a week when my dump truck was not needed. I always used amsoil for all fluids. At 96.000 the transmission overdrive light started to flash and with in 10 miles the trans was smoked. super duty is not a term I would use for these trucks. they look super but are quite wimpy. I had it towed to a trusted trans shop and they rebuilt it for 2300.00 dollars. I know ford is aware of the problem with these units because they have remaned units in stock and was told by a parts man that they sell a lot of these replacement units. that is why I had a trans shop do the job so they could beef it up as much as possible and put extra coolers on it. After the disappointing service I got from this truck I sold it at a loss and bought a 1986 w350 dodge 4x4 and refurbished it to like new condition. no more payments no more worries about pathetic late model expensive parts to buy at highly inflated prices. and the most important part is reliability. I now dont have worry about what the next money kill shot the f350 will punish me with. this was just one of the most expensive and time consuming problems I had with this truck in the 2 1/2 years I owned it. I will add my problem with the fuel feed pump and computer in another complaint that was a 1800.00 dollar mongolianclusterf*ck in its own right. I wrote this mostly because ford was absolutely no help with my many problems with that truck and strung it along just long enough to get it out of warranty. I have had good ford trucks in the past but doubt I will ever buy a new ford truck again unless they bring back the 460 with a c6 trans now that was ford tough

- , Orlando, FL, USA

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