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  1. Kuronushi
    11-26-2014 06:41 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?
  2. Kuronushi
    11-25-2014 06:14 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?
  3. Sancho
    11-13-2014 10:24 AM - permalink
    Sancho
    OK thanks Mark. I'll have the dealer look at it.
  4. dvorocks
    11-13-2014 09:36 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)
  5. Sancho
    11-12-2014 08:04 PM - permalink
    Sancho
    It used to,since tapping the brake turned off the cruise. This is while going downhill.
  6. Sancho
    11-12-2014 01:10 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
  7. JC PRimevil
    10-25-2014 05:49 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?
  8. JC PRimevil
    10-25-2014 05:35 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.
  9. JC PRimevil
    10-13-2014 11:21 AM - permalink
    JC PRimevil
    Fluid is at 15.7 qts and the filter in the pan is correctly installed. I will have to get a pressure gauge and check for results. is there a specific pressure overall I am going to be looking for or does each gear have it's own pressure range
  10. JC PRimevil
    10-13-2014 08:49 AM - permalink
    JC PRimevil
    Hello Mark.

    My name is Michael I am hoping that you might be able to help me out. I have a 93 E-350 with the E4OD. Before I rebuilt the transmission the issues that I had were delayed shifts in 2nd gear and overdrive seamed to be in a partial engagement. I just finished putting the transmission back in and went to take it for a test drive after letting it sit and run in park for 10-20 minutes to make sure all fluids have had time to circulate I check gears as I went down the column. I Found out that there seemed that there is no forward engagement. I also found that there is a little bit of a reverse in first but that is only if I have the rpm's up to 1500 and it inches backwards it's not a strong feel. I replaced all the clutch packs, the servo, the band, new filter, new torque converter, new solenoid pack and upgraded parts that were a weak point since I do a bit of towing.

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  • About Mark Kovalsky
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    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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    Former Automatic Transmission Engineer 1988-2007

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