SECTION 307-01: Automatic Transaxle/Transmission
2000 F-Super Duty 250-550/Excursion/F-53 Motorhome Chassis Workshop Manual
DIAGNOSIS AND TESTING
Procedure revision date: 06/21/1999
Do not take short cuts or assume that critical checks or adjustments have already been made.
Troubleshooting an electronically controlled automatic transmission is simplified by using the proven method of diagnosis. One of the most important things to remember is that there is a definite procedure to follow.
Follow the procedures as written to avoid missing critical components or steps.
To diagnose a concern correctly, the technician should have the following publications available:
- Transmission reference manual.
- Powertrain Control/Emissions Diagnosis (PC/ED) manual.
- OASIS messages.
- Technical Service Bulletins (TSBs).
- Wiring Diagram.
These publications provide the information required when diagnosing transmission concerns.
Using the Diagnostic Flowchart as a guide, follow the steps as indicated.
- Know and understand the customer's concern.
- Check the fluid level and condition.
- Verify the concern by operating the vehicle.
- Check for non-factory add-on items.
- Check shift linkages for correct adjustment.
- Check TSBs and OASIS messages for the concern.
- Vehicles that have power take-off capability will not have on board diagnostic capability when the power take off is in operation.
- Carry out on-board diagnostic procedures key on/engine off (KOEO) and key on/engine running (KOER).
- Record all diagnostic trouble codes (DTCs).
- Repair all non-transmission codes first.
- Repair all transmission codes second.
- Erase all continuous codes and attempt to repeat them.
- Repair all continuous codes which reappear.
- If only pass codes are obtained, refer to Diagnosis By Symptom in this section for further information and diagnosis.
Follow the diagnostic sequence to diagnose and repair the concern the first time.
Transmission Control Switch (TCS), Transmission Control Indicator Lamp (TCIL)
The transmission control switch (TCS) is a momentary control switch. When the switch is pressed, a signal is sent to the powertrain control module (PCM) to allow automatic shifts from first through fourth gears or first through third gears only. The PCM energizes the transmission control indicator lamp (TCIL) when the switch is off. The TCIL indicates OVERDRIVE cancel mode activated (lamp on) and electronic pressure control (EPC) circuit shorted (lamp flashing) or monitored sensor failure.
Your best bet is to take your vehicle to a qualified transmission repair shop !