Is it the clutch, transmission or torque converter?

Waldo

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Okay, here is a question regarding my clutch/transmission/torque converter/whatever???. I have a 1998 Ford F-150, 4.6L Triton motor, standard 4spd auto transmission w/od and only 51K miles on it.

I was at Lake Perris Saturday roosting around in our new boat (3000lbs) and it came time for us leave. As I was pulling the boat out of the water on the semi-steep ramp, my truck sounded like it was experiencing some kind of "slipping". The rpm's would increase but my truck's speed was still very slow paced. I haven't had any problems in the past towing boats or other smaller trailers. What do you all think it might be?

P.S. I just had a company flush out the old transmission fluid and replace with new...don't know if this makes any difference.

Thanks in advance.

Brannon

 

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Wheel spin?

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Waldo

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I am familiar with that sound and didn't hear any. I even stopped midramp and began again to make sure.

 

ACID_RAIN28

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and the fluid level is up to par?
I know that when I pul my boat out of the water sometimes the wheel will spin and you cant hear it or feel it because there is so much moisture and algee build up.

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michael_loomis

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ya wheel spin on the ramp is pretty quiet .

typical Ford ( sigh ) bad transmission ? let her rip trav ! :)

<P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1>Edited by michael_loomis on 03/10/03 08:34 PM (server time).</FONT></P>
 
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