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Video - Plowing to "The Pride"

Discussion in 'Storm Pictures' started by MatthewG, Feb 4, 2013.

  1. MatthewG

    MatthewG PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,390

  2. MatthewG

    MatthewG PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,390

    Two pictures to go with, this was before everything started going to hell


  3. snow man 0311

    snow man 0311 Member
    Messages: 66

    Five Finger Death Punch rocks keep plowing
  4. maverjohn

    maverjohn Senior Member
    Messages: 902

    Nice video !
  5. CashinH&P

    CashinH&P Senior Member
    Messages: 448

    awesome vid man!

    FISHERBOY Senior Member
    Messages: 542

    Glad to see that xls is treating u well, i wanna get one for next season
  7. BUFF

    BUFF PlowSite Fanatic
    from FR NoCo
    Messages: 6,756

    So what went to hell?
  8. peteo1

    peteo1 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,658

    Sirius XM octane....the only way to plow!!! :Thumbs Up:
  9. MatthewG

    MatthewG PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,390

    1. Backhoe started but died, 2" of ice in the pick up fuel line - ran for 30 seconds, had to have case dealer come out at 7:30, got by but struggled with the skid steer (always have a backup)
    2. Shovelers seemed to suddenly forget their route orders, had to walk them through it
    3. Skidsteer sub forgot his skidsteer key, I had a spare
    4. Said skidsteer operator smashed my pusher into a curb, hard enough it knocked it off the machine and bent the pusher mount frame
    5. F350 Overdrive light started flashing - warning sign for tranny, took it to Ford for code scan and checked out ok

    Otherwise it was a typical snow removal day and everything else was normal and good
  10. Big Dog D

    Big Dog D PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,134

    It can't be Sugar Plums & Candy Canes every time you know...........
  11. BUFF

    BUFF PlowSite Fanatic
    from FR NoCo
    Messages: 6,756

    Sounds like some personnel changes may need to happen.
  12. GreenLeafPA

    GreenLeafPA Junior Member
    Messages: 9

    I had a 99 f550 and i remember reading someplace when that light starts to blink its a sensor on top or trans someplace..google it see what you can find out..
  13. MatthewG

    MatthewG PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,390

    I was on the ford forums, there are a half dozen "reasons" why it might flash, ranging from bad sensors to blow trans. My trans is new with only 10K on it, I figured the sensors are corroded and that may have made it flash.

    Ford dealer said it showed 2 codes about shift calibration, they cleared the codes and it has been fine since
  14. cet

    cet PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,196

    Can you push that lot in both directions or is it faster to back up?

    Employee's are always fun, that's just the nature of the business.
  15. MatthewG

    MatthewG PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,390

    I always back up, turning around is hard on the front end and 4wd, plus that rig is slow to turn around
  16. awgolasplowing

    awgolasplowing Member
    Messages: 52

    I diagnose transmissions over the phone for a living.

    What is the year, make, model, and engine size?

    What were the code numbers?

    What is the trans doing?

    Is the problem intermittent?

    When the problem is happening does the trans go in to fail safe or shift differantly?
  17. MatthewG

    MatthewG PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,390

    I have no problems at all with the trans, shifting, etc.

    2000 F350 7.3 Dually

    It never did this before and the light didn't come on since I left the dealer, salted this morning - loaded to the max and no problems

    Codes were P0733 gear 3 incorrect ratio and P0782 2-3 Shift error

    Fluid is excellent
  18. awgolasplowing

    awgolasplowing Member
    Messages: 52

    the two codes you got indicate there was a speed value indicated other than expected. what that means is youhave a sensor, solenoid issue.

    I'm ruling out a hard part failure becuase that is not normally intermittent and would be more noticed when loaded (which you did).

    knowing these trucks like I do i'm betting it is the rear diff speed sensor. but you can't rule out the input and output speed sensors which are on the top of the transmission.

    If the code comes back on I would try replacing the diff speed sensor first. I know it sounds strange but the PCM uses this input to determine the vehicle speed. ford has used that sensor and the output speed sensor to calculate output shaft speed. which could be the reason you got the speed value other than expected but you did not have a shifting concern.

    Let me know how you make out, and if there is anything else you can think of. Happy to help.

    keep the plowing vids coming!
  19. MajorDave

    MajorDave Senior Member
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  20. MajorDave

    MajorDave Senior Member
    Messages: 943

    Ya, but you shouldn't be in 4WD for a something like that, right? More one direction = saving your trans...