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TODAY IS THE DAY!!!! 1 week 6 days ago #20918

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B) I already did that and the lawyer is supposed to also be getting an "in car", video that will show the driver at the time of impact. We have really been getting the runaround on those. Wanna guess why it would be so hard to get evidence to show what is recorded inside the car and outside the front windshield? That is why they are trying to say they want Sherene to say what happened in their favor. If she says it was her fault they don't have to supply the video evidence. It smells like a fish market when they start asking questions. :(
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TODAY IS THE DAY!!!! 1 week 6 days ago #20919

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Did that.

My new floor shifter kit just came. I have to get off here and see if I can make it work. Main problems I can see are going to be the steering wheel lock and the power connections to the transmission. I have to concentrate on this and get it right the first time if I can. The rental has to go back tomorrow. Today if I can get a ride back from Enterprise. I think it may be to later to get tomorrows payment dropped. I should have had it back by 11. It is 3:00 now. Nope, I may as well just take it back tomorrow like I planned. Sherene, the Wife is on me because she wants to use the rental to go shopping. She can't even walk without screaming in pain. Her mind is telling her one thing and her body another. I got to get this truck fixed NOW! See Ya!
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TODAY IS THE DAY!!!! 1 week 3 days ago #20920

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:( This is insane. I got to work under the truck and found out why it has been breaking shifters. It has always been a hard shifting truck but I thought that was just because of the 4 wheel drive and whatever else it could throw at me. Actually, I didn;t do to much trying to figure it out. Yesterday I was under the truck working on plumbing the new shifter connections. I wanted to shift the truck into neutral. I had to use a 12 inch adjustable to move the little side shifter that controls the tranny. That is insane! There is no reason that it should be that hard to shift. Any other automatic can be shifted with two fingers. This one is insane. I think either the shifter is screwed up or the tranny is. I have to get hold of a transmission specialist ti see if it can be fixed without removing the trans or replacing it. If the little side shifter is the problem I should be able to remove it and replace it. But if the transmission is stiff or has something worn it may require removing the trans. Not something I care to do at this time. Healthwise! Any suggestions?
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TODAY IS THE DAY!!!! 1 week 3 days ago #20921

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:( I have been trying all afternoon to locate one of the shifter module that I think is bad but nobody has one. It's just a transmission part, right? Why is it so hard to locate? I an going to have to go to the local take it off yourself and see if one of their trucks has this transmission. 4 wheel drive automatic 4 or 5 speed would work I think. If I get it off of the tranny tomorrow and find that the transmission is the problem and not the shifter module I might as well junk the truck. I don't have the kind of money to throw into it that a new or replacement transmission would cost. I am seeing prices like $3,000 and there about for this transmission. In me younger days I rebuilt a lot of transmissions but I could lift them and work on them. Back then the big trucks had manual transmissions. I did very little automatic repairs. I usually towed them to Norfolk to a transmission shop and added on the towing to the repair bill. . Now I am lucky I can get to the side shifter. The weight I would be working with would stop me. I used to be able to drop a Ford truck trans on my chest and crawl out from under those big delivery trucks. I'm afraid that is out of the question now.

Okay, I'll let you know how this goes over the next few days. :S
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TODAY IS THE DAY!!!! 1 week 3 days ago #20922

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Russ, transmission repair is a scam. I had an automatic tranny go out in my Ford Aerostar and decided to fix it myself. Luckily there is a tranny shop in St Pete that supplies rebuild kits to other shops and the general public. It's called a 'ramp kit.' It has all the seals, O-rings, gaskets and friction discs necessary to rebuild an automatic tranny. Cost: $75. And the rebuild shops want to charge you $2,000 (or more) to rebuild a tranny! Where does all the excess money go? I was seriously thinking of opening my own transmission repair shop.
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TODAY IS THE DAY!!!! 1 week 3 days ago #20924

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B) Thank You, Pete. I have only rebuilt two automatics in the last ten years so I am not interested in getting into something the size and weight of this 4 X 4 Super Duty F-250. This thing is massive from what I see under the truck. I do not have a transmission jack stand and am not interested in buying one at this stage of the game. I want to get this POS running and get rid of it. I want to get away from working on every one else's junk and go do what I want for a change. I am sure I can crack the books and rebuild this if I had to but I don't even want to do the work I am doing now. I may have beat the cancer but I still have very high pain from the broken back and I am going to have to get it repaired or stay on these stupid pain pills the rest of my life. I opt for the surgery and get off the pills. I know, I am 75 and have been in a major fight with a very deadly cancer for about 4 years that has taken a terrible toll on my body and mind. I need to fix both of them. My father is 95 and in better shape than I am. That is crazy. I feel like I just rolled down off of a mountain and then an avalanche rolled down on top of me. I am eating like a horse to put on some weight and getting out to working and walking to try to build up my muscles and strength and put some weight back on my bones. I was 6'3"and 235 for about 35 years and got used to being able to pick up engine parts or whatever got in my way. Now I get tired just looking at engine parts. I am up to 169 as of this evenings weigh in. I have also lost some height from the vertebra they removed and replaced with metal braces. I went through 4 back surgeries in the last three years. My brothers noticed it right off and I am sure my grandson will too. He was always measuring himself against my marks on the kitchen door frame. When he comes over the next time he will see that his 6'2" is now higher up than my last mark. Of course he may be taller anyhow. His father was over 6'5". The spinal damage from the cancer and the surgical repairs and removal of cancerous bone has been rough but I will keep fighting it no matter what it takes. I am very Lucky the Lord saw fit to keep me here and I intend to enjoy every day he allows me to stay. Maybe there's a treasure out there I am meant to find. Who knows? So, I will concentrate on what I want to do and not rebuilding junk like I have done all my life. If I can't fix it quick and get on with what I want to do I will junk it and find something else to drive. We lost the car in Sherene's accident and now the truck is trying to cost me even more money. Bad move, truck, it could send you to the scrap heap. :laugh:
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TODAY IS THE DAY!!!! 2 days 7 hours ago #20925

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B) Ahoy Y'All, :S Okay, I got the truck running a few days ago. I created a kind of Marine Off-road combination of a shifter. It works smoother and I don't have the worry of breaking another shifter or transmission attachment. At least for now it is working. That means a whole lot . In the morning I have a 7:00AM appointment at Moffitt about 55 or so miles up the road. I have been running short trips around here to be sure the new shifter design will hold together and not break or quit shifting right when I need it. :woohoo: :woohoo:

I have some photos of the conversion but I am having trouble downloading them to this computer. This stupid google crap has taken over my photo program and refuses to connect with my phone. I used to just plug the phone into the computer and the photo program would download any new photos in the phone without my having to identify or approve any photos. All of a sudden that isn't working and Google has hidden some of my photos in some kind of storage program. If I want to post photos that I took today with my phone on here I am SOL. I just now plugged my phone into the computer and nothing comes up. I used to just plug the phone in while I was writing and the Pooter would show me any new photos in it. I could then post or download them to my files. Now? NOTHING!.....

Okay, I have been trying to download a photo and am now getting stupid Microsoft password changes"required" and other crazy crap. I am going to get off here and see if I can get it fixed. Later Y'Al!
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