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F250 Can't Pull Trailer

We have a 97 F250, ran fine until we put a trailer on it, it acted like it had no power and was shaking

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Take it and do a transmission service however don't do a flush as that will cause problems if over 100,000. Also a basic tune up will not hurt if you haven't tried that already.

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Try overdrive?

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