And not knowing if the dipstick I have is correct I could be dead on, or a quart or two off. Make sure the engine and transmission is at operating temperature, and the car is sitting on a level surface. Return here after step 4 and one pass through step 5a. Install the new gasket on the pan and use a few bolts in the corners to hold it in place. Two of my current code have to do with the trans, and it is time to drop the fluid again. Put your drain pan under it.
This sounds like a hydraulic pressure issue. These models also have an overdrive cancel switch. I like the truck and could make good use of it for mostly light, local a hauling, if it was reliable and could be bought at a fair price. The E40D was Ford's first electronically controlled automatic in light trucks. I pulled back into the main lane, hit the throttle and she broke the tires loose. I purchased a dipstick from Jeff's, but have yet to purchase the strange size bit needed to drill out the transmission.
Be careful not to cut or bend elastomeric gasket. Autozone will tell you how much to put after you drain it all from the big bolt at the differential. I use the mark on the stick, but not sure that it is the correct one as the hold down tab faces the wrong direction. . Take the bolts out on one side and catch all the oil you can. You want to find the cause of the low line pressure. We finish each build by testing with the latest in Dynamometer technology.
To achieve peak performance out of these transmissions we've upgraded shift kits, valve bodies, clutch packs and more. This is the line towards the rear of the transmission. This could be due to electrical or mechanical components involved with the transmission's hydraulic pressure. I've been using this technique for 14 years with excellent results. If you remove a cork gasket, replace it with a cork gasket. The market for these is still down, so be patient and keep looking.
As far as what the transmission shop did, yes, you seemed to have gotten your moneys worth. Its needs are too great. Not all converters have drain plugs so one might need to be installed. It appears that Manual and Automatic both requirer the same. Check for leaks and fluid level before you take it for a ride. To achieve peak performance out of these transmissions we've upgraded shift kits, valve bodies, clutch packs and more.
Does this make any sense? Diesel vehicles and those with 4. Buy yours today and we will throw in a performance built lockup torque converter. I highly recommend doing so with a over one that was simply rebuilt, or a used one. If a neutral feel, the converter could be an issue or the intermittent loss of fluid flow and pressure. So why do I still like it? This transmission was introduced in 1989 as an upgrade from its predecessor the C6 transmission.
We set out to build an E40D that was reliable, could withstand torque and most of all it had to be built at an industry low price. Note that Ford does not recommend ever changing the filter. How many miles on this unit? I measured tip to inside. Unless you need the diesel, and will drive a substantial amount of miles, you can get a better deal on a gas model. These are the simpler items on the checklist. Buy yours today and we will throw in a performance built lockup torque converter. The E40D pan measures approximately 20 inches in overall length, whereas the 4R70W transmission has a length of about 15 inches.
This can be verified with a hydraulic gauge at the transmission's line pressure test port and others. How has the truck been used? Bolt the pan in place and add 5 quarts on trans fluid and your ready. If you are not changing the filter, jump to step 4. For years I attempted to purchase an aftermarket service manual for this vehicle and could not find. My test driving over several miles seemed to confirm this. My specialist said nothing he did could have caused these changes, and had no explanation for this change in shifting behavior, other than that the transmission got more sluggish as it got hotter. It made its debut in 1989 and was installed in the Ford F-series, , E-series and with production coming to a halt at the end of 1998 model year.
The last couple of bolts will have to be remover with one hand while you hold the pan up with the other. An easy way to change the fluid is simply to drain the pan upon every engine oil change, and poor in the new fluid down the dip stick pipe. She must have like the new fluid, after sitting at turn light today behind 6 fools that didn't realize it wasn't working! Does this feel like Neutral or is the transmission slipping? Make sure that the O-ring is removed, too. In 1994, Ford introduced the 4R70W transmission, which uses the same shifter pattern, making it ineffective to examine the shifter to determine which transmission the vehicle has. In my last pic, you can see where I measured from Inside of finger pull in first pic, overall length is 38. Run the engine for 30 seconds, then stop and add six more quarts. When the trans failed to shift into reverse, thats rebuild time right there alone.