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We had a great time on Saturday! I want to thank everyone for all the help. We made it home without any major problems. We stopped once to add some tranny fluid but that was about it. The noise in the front end continued to get worse but it never stopped moving! The O/D light was blinking all the way home. Once it warms up a little I am going to tear into it and find out what the problems are. I will keep all of you updated. Thanks again everyone!
It might be the fluid in the torque convertor cavitizing. Not sure if Monmix's scanner can read transmission codes or not but you might want to hit him up and ask him. I would definately recommend dropping the tranny pan & changing the fluid. You could have easily boiled the fluid or even filled it with water with the crossings we hit. Then again you didn't hit that one spot with all the muddy water. We definately need to throw in that body lift Mark. I'm gonna ask a friend who has a garage with air tools if we can use his garage. If so you'll have to come down to Columbia for a day. We should be able to get it in day or so. Definatley get some more sheets of steel, we can fabricate your bumper mounts.
No my scan tool will not pull tranny codes
Talking with a friend this morning who is a mechanic, I described what the truck was doing and he seem convinsed it was the transfer case.
On Fords the transfer case and tranny share fluid. There is a chain inside the transfer case. I think what we were hearing was that chain slaping around.
Sounds like it to me.