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  1. loubrock72
    03-30-2015 12:39 PM - permalink
    loubrock72
    Hey Mark I have a quick question about the 7.3 4r100 with the ebrake on it. I know it has the same tailhousing as the 4x4 , but will it work in a 4x4 truck? It appears the VSS is located on the Ebrake. Thanks for your time.
  2. wolfetruck
    03-10-2015 12:45 PM - permalink
    wolfetruck
    Mark, please let me know if you think after 15-20k miles on a new reman 4r100hd transmission in a 2001 f350 dually i should just change the fluid or also change the filter. just called our dealer and he said a new filter was not needed when i ask him to do both. i pull a 10,000 lb camper in the summer so i dont want any more transmission problems. Thank you for your time and advice,
    Mark Wolfe
  3. Kuronushi
    11-26-2014 05:41 PM - permalink
    Kuronushi
    Battery was disconnected when the upgrades were made. Also cleared the memory again, by disconnecting the battery. It's still flaring. It seems 2-3 shift and 3-5 shift are flaring. Hoping it's just the solenoids (fingers crossed). Which solenoids would you recommend replacing/upgrading? EPC, Coast and Direct?
  4. Kuronushi
    11-25-2014 05:14 PM - permalink
    Kuronushi
    Hey Mark, I'm new here at TheDieselStop. Looking for more information on an issue I'm having with my trucks transmission (5R110). What I know so far is that there is flaring 4-5 shifts, which I suspect is the solenoid but I also hear another sound coming from the transmission area. I just recently had APR headstuds, gaskets, IPR, glowplugs, EGR delete, and Oil cooler upgrade done. I'd hate to believe that it's the engine. It sounds like a rattling/vibarating sound through all gears including reverse and park. If I let the truck sit a while and turn it on, that sound is not present in till put it into drive or reverse and move a little it creates the sounds and persists to be there even in park. The sound and slight vibration remains in till I turn it the truck off and let it sit for a while. (note: sounds is there hot/warm or cold). Is there any information you can provide before I start this project?
  5. Sancho
    11-13-2014 09:24 AM - permalink
    Sancho
    OK thanks Mark. I'll have the dealer look at it.
  6. dvorocks
    11-13-2014 08:36 AM - permalink
    dvorocks
    I have a question for you. If I drive truck with the tranny stuck in 3 or 4th and manually shift it will this damage it? The truck is located 3 hrs from my house at a garage that had it for 3 weeks and I want to get it out of there. If I drive it back home Id be more confident with the mechanic that would fix it ( if I couldnt figure it out myself)
  7. Sancho
    11-12-2014 07:04 PM - permalink
    Sancho
    It used to,since tapping the brake turned off the cruise. This is while going downhill.
  8. Sancho
    11-12-2014 12:10 PM - permalink
    Sancho
    Hello Mark
    I am having an unusual issue with my 2009 V10 -auto trans.
    The cruise control will hold the transmission in a lower gear to hold speed downhill. Lately, I've noticed when I tap the brake,the transmission does not upshift. The cruise light goes off. If I turn the cruise off with the button,it shifts up.Any ideas?
    Thanks
  9. JC PRimevil
    10-25-2014 04:49 PM - permalink
    JC PRimevil
    The pump did get taken apart during the rebuild and was correctly put back together would that have caused a problem?
  10. JC PRimevil
    10-25-2014 04:35 PM - permalink
    JC PRimevil
    I was finally able to test the range for each gear. I will start with Idle. P range is 55-65 I recorded 70, R is 75-99 I recorded 86-90, N is 55-65 I recorded 68, D is 55-65 I recorded 68, 2 is 55-65 I recorded 62, 1 is 75-99 I recorded 90. High idle was done at 1900rpm. R is 240-265 I recorded 220, D is 156-174 I recorded 120, 2 is 156-174 I recorded 140, and 1 is 157-186 I recorded 180.

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  • About Mark Kovalsky
    Biography
    29 years automotive engineering, 2 years owner/operator general auto repair shop.
    Location
    SE Florida, USA
    Interests
    Auto racing, antique cars and trucks, flying
    Occupation
    Former Ford Auto Trans Engineer
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    Mark
    Former Automatic Transmission Engineer 1988-2007

    “The good thing about science is that it's true whether or not you believe in it.” ― Neil deGrasse Tyson

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