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2001 Ford e250 van had been shifting into drive when it should have been in overdrive and loosing speed on even a slight upgrade. Then it made a niose I thought was a belt breaking and suddenly had no gear, van still ran, noise quit in about 30 sec., I pulled Over and then turned it off. Tried to restart but wouldn't turn over. Any thoughts?

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Have to ask this is gas in the tank because thats kind of how it will do when its out of fuel..check all fluids even the transmission level on the stick.. fords should be red or light marroon color with no gunk in the fluid like small aluminum shavings or anything like that. some blackened clutch material may be seen but lookit over well check under the hood and under the front of the van foer any obvious issues like parts hanging down or fluids on the ground (anything of pertinent issue) you may have partially rolled the timing chain also need to hear whats left of it to know for sure...good luck..

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  • Frank Kanady Jan 13, 2013

    Definitely gassed up, I'm guessing maybe flywheel is locked up....? And that's why it won't turn over. No parts hanging and no visible leaking fluids. Figuring I'm looking at a new trans .... I was kinda hoping for a different (unlikely) answer.

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    Jerome Minks Jan 13, 2013

    if it has a cover plate on the lower trans area thats removable, you can look up in there for the flexplate and see if its broke, usually if you can pull back the transmission from the block, the broken flexplate will come off with the torque converter but this requires down time on the van because the rear part of the drive train will need removed..good luck sir thanks for the response...jerome



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