- Dec 30, 2007
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So I was heading from Tucson to Lee's Ferry with a buddy of mine for a fishing trip last Thurs . We took my new Entegra Odyssey 25R that I bought in May 2020 . We were pulling the hills on the I17 about 20mi north of Black Canyon City in cruise control when all the sudden it dropped out and wouldn't go . Give it gas and nothing . We got over to the side and no matter what gear you put it in there was nothing . Called Integra road side service and initiated a claim and dispatched a tow truck . After sitting there for an hour we heard from the tow company and said it would be another 1-1/2 hr before they got there . Also told us we could not ride with the tow truck . Well shit we are in the middle of nowhere . And they were going to leave us on the side of the road . So I fired it back up and it wanted to go . So we jumped in , called the tow and cancelled it , and pulled the last couple miles to the top of the hill and started down to Camp Verde on the I17 and HW 260 . Well shortly after going down hill the tranny started acting up even worse . Would not change gears even manually and making all kinds of noise . I said fuck it I'll blow the shit out of it . So I shifted to neutral and coasted it into the Conneco . And parked and re initiated the tow . Nearest rental car we could find was in Prescott . So my buddy got an uber for a 50min ride to Prescott while I pulled all our gear and food out to load it when he got back and waited for the tow truck . Buddy got back and the only thing left to load was the cooler when the tow truck showed up . He loaded it and we took off for our fishing trip . 6hr trip turned into 12hr trip . But we still went fishing . Waiting to hear from ford today . I'm guessing with my luck I got a defective tranny . I know the engine and tranny combo in these have been used for 20 yrs and are tried and true . Oh Well fully warrantied . Even covers all costs incurred due to breakdown .