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  1. todd eyestone
    07-05-2014 04:10 PM - permalink
    todd eyestone
    hi my name is Todd I have a question about my 97 Ford Powerstroke the other day I was driving down the road and the transmission acted like it went right into neutral I pulled the dipstick to check the fluid level it was good the fluid does not smell burnt or badso I thought it might be a power supply issue because my batteries were going out so I put new batteries in it that was not the issue so I change the tranny fluid and replace the filter and found a 30 amp fuse underneath the hood day goes to the transmission was blown replaced it and none of that work so I started to trace wires and check connections could not find anything wrong I don't understand what's going on here or if you have any advice it would be greatly appreciated
  2. jrnukem
    06-25-2014 06:44 PM - permalink
    jrnukem
    can you help me please? my 92 e4od died on me today, i have no code reader, im just looking for the right direction.
  3. 99 sd
    06-15-2014 02:34 PM - permalink
    99 sd
    Hey I'm still having issues with my 4r100 its an e 99 7.3l with 474k been in and out of the trans a couple times its working but doest feel like it used to I changed the rear half of the pump... I'm concerned the tc is to blame... Cause in od climbing a hill chip at 90hp... It seems like its slipping a lil then unlocks it attempts to relock shortly after only to decide to unlock again due to slippage I assume...I haven't had the scanner hooked up yet... I dropped the pan today not much in it fluid was clean there was a lil bit of brass from a thrust washer I assume... Its got a Transco hd2 shift kit in it. Seems like its just in the converter tho to me. Everything was fine till I burnt up the 2nd gear clutches... I babied it for a week driving hiways 40 miles a day not sure if Ive damaged internals from that that I'm finding... Or if the converter is just failing... Its a RevMax heavy duty single clutch bilet converter any ideas what could be causing the slipping feeling?
  4. Old_Smokey
    06-02-2014 06:44 AM - permalink
    Old_Smokey
    Hi Mark, I have a good one for you. my 95 7.3 died and it ended up being the IPR valve but in the process I did the HPOP. the truck started right up and runs mint now. all proud and happy I put it in drive and went to drive away and the rpms shot up as the truck inched forward. after diagnosis this is where I am at. 1)put it in drive and the truck starts of in 3rd. 2)put it in 2nd and the truck starts off in 2nd 3)put it in first and the truck starts off in 2nd. 4)reverse works good and is strong 5)the overdrive light will not light up (tested it and it works) 6)replaced the shift position sensor 7)hooked it up to a computer and drove it and it is not reading gears or gear shifts. I find it hard to believe this is coquicedence but what could the Hpop or ipr have to do with it?? could it be the wrong year IPR and screwing with the computer? please help
  5. Mark Kovalsky
    03-12-2014 11:21 AM - permalink
    Mark Kovalsky
    I like Mobil 1 Synthetic ATF. I expect it will take 18 quarts.

    There is no need to fill the converter at all. Put 10 quarts in the trans and then start the engine. Let it run for ONE minute, then shut it off. Add five more quarts and start the engine again. Run the shifter through each position, then back to park. Check the level and use the remaining quarts to get the level right.
  6. CornRickey
    03-12-2014 10:51 AM - permalink
    CornRickey
    That is I want to switch to synthetic. Also with telling the whole system including a signal cooler, what would you guess the capacity to be? Thanks
  7. CornRickey
    03-12-2014 10:49 AM - permalink
    CornRickey
    Good morning, I'm looking for some e40d advice. I pulled my 95 ps to do maintenance and ready to put it back in. I have been running dinno atf and won't to switch to synthetic. I gave drained the tc, pan, all lines and coolers including the radiator. What fluid do you recommend and any specific procedure to filling/priming? Do I need to refill the tc prior to install thanks. JASON
  8. Stretch64
    03-05-2014 05:36 PM - permalink
    Stretch64
    Mark

    I just picked up my 99 F-350 7.3lit from the Trans. shop. the guy told me the warranty is not good till the body shop correctly installs the Trans. cooling system. Right now it is only connected to the Trans. cooler not the Radiator. is that correct? The truck was at the body shop to repair front end damage. The truck was at the Trans. shop because after picking up my truck from the body shop 500 miles later the tranny goes out. Checked the fluid level for the Trans. it was 1 1/2 qts low and smelled burnt. the fliud level was low because the Trans. fill tube was broken at the Trans. mount bracket. The lower part of the dip stick was the only thing holding the top half of the fill tube. Again the question is should the Trans. cooling system be connected to the radiator and the Trans. cooler?

    Thanks, Stretch
  9. firman
    02-23-2014 11:46 AM - permalink
    firman
    mark , my 7h322 oil cooler bypass line Is leaking looks like the line that connects to back of trans popped off o ring how can I get this back on. need to head to Kansas tomorrow
  10. MARCSPSD
    01-06-2014 07:01 AM - permalink
    MARCSPSD
    Hi Mark Kovalsky,

    I am a long time lurker who loves this site. I have made a few posts over the years.

    Here is my question: I have a 2001 PSD Excursion since new. 4x4 with 180k. Transmission gets new Mobil 1 fluid every 25k. I read past posts that seems to be the same problem I am having. Will not shift out of 2nd gear but no slipping and the fluid is not burned and smells fresh.

    You advised that the trans probably has a mechanical failure. I believe I have the mechanical diode trans (my build date is 2/01). Can I have this trans rebuilt or do I need to purchase a new one. I do not tow and live in Fl which is very easy on the trans. What is your opinion as to which direction to go? Can my existing trans be rebuilt without the mechanical diode. If you recommend a new trans from Ford should I get the HD unit or not?

    Thank you very much in advance. I am broken down now, but was able to limp the truck to a safe place in 2nd gear.

    Thanks

    Marcspsd

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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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