A 2003 Ford F-350 4X4 was brought to a transmission shop in Eugene, Ore. The customer complaint was an intermittent P0741 code. The code did not seem to occur when the vehicle was driven locally but happened every time it was taken on a longer trip. The customer also noticed that the code would set whenever any additional load was placed on the vehicle. The additional loads included traveling in hilly terrain or pulling a trailer.
The title of this article envisions scenes from that 1950s “B” sci-fi movie by the same name – only, in this instance, “THEM” refers to the original-equipment manufacturers. This month I have a few tidbits relating to problems you may have to deal with that were created by the vehicle manufacturers.