Truck sat for 8 years, got it running, standard trans, in first gear takes high RPMs (approx. 2500) to get moving, feels like parking brake is on, removed rear drums brakes seem to be fine, removed rearend inspection cover no visible damage, once truck is moving in first gear, pulls very hard to right when you change to second gear motor luggs down - have to put back in first gear. Feels lots of resistance in back right wheel. when jacked up, wheels turn freely.
Put truck in reverse hit brakes constantly and then go for drive in first gear. .... problem was brakes got all locked up ...... to not drive a vehicle is the worst thing u can do to it . hope i helped ELI
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This trans has a safety built in to default to second gear if the computer sees any kind of problem. Have it scanned. It can be an input or out put speed sensor, or even a temp sensor on the engine. If there are codes that say ratio error, take it back to who rebuilt it and hope they will take care of you. I use to give a major discount if they were not too far out of warranty.
You say 'new' truck, 09? or new used? I have had 3 Fords, 3 w/ manual trans. case, if you go into 4x4 Low range, you must come to a complete stop before shifting the trans. case to 4x4 mode, and I always put trans (automatic) in neutral before slipping into 4x4, it engages smoothly, no grinding. 4x4 high range can be put in while moving, but I would let off the gas pedal, shift to 4x4 high range, then resume accelerating. If there is any grinding going on doing it as above, something isn't right. Check the trans. case fluid level also, to make sure that's not an issue.
These are know for having a leaking gasket on the bottom of the intake that will cause oil consumption. To test for this take the pcv valve out of the passenger side valve cover and the crankcase filter out of the driver side. With the engine running put your thumbs over the holes in both valve covers. It should build pressure. If you feel it pulling a vacuum, the gasket is leaking. You have to remove the intake and flip it over on a bench to change the pan gasket on the bottom.
The 318 was an engine fitted to all manner of vehicles dating back for quite a few years.A torqueflite sounds right although your trans woulld be different than sedan etc due to having a trransfer case to have to run.It may be easier to drop it off at auto trans specialist who can recondition the original one.At least it would save hassles from compatibility issues etc.For engine parts look under sedans that used the same engine.Asalvage yard would be a good place to look for the numbers you need .Are there no web sites that deal with your type of truck?4x4 clubs etc
you have a severe transmission problem it seems that your trans is stuck in 4th or 5th gear and dies because the rpms are not high enough your only solution is to have it repaired at the shop. I"M sorry to give yah the bad news ,but please rate this anyway