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  1. Aaron F. Ruble
    01-26-2019 03:16 PM - permalink
    Aaron F. Ruble
    Mark, I purchased a 2019 F250 Lariat today. Virginia (Wifie poo) and I thank you for your assistance. Aaron Ruble.
  2. Ford06
    01-22-2019 01:31 PM - permalink
    Ford06
    Hello Mark. I have a 2006 F250 and I am thinking about upgrading to the 2008 filter and pan. my question to you is does this upgrade change the fluid capacity of the transmission or will the fill amount be the same as the current setup. Thanks in advance. Rawleigh (Ford06)
  3. Aaron F. Ruble
    01-20-2019 05:36 PM - permalink
    Aaron F. Ruble
    I received it —- thanks thanks thanks. I don’t care what your wife says, I like you.��

    Aaron.
  4. Aaron F. Ruble
    01-19-2019 03:08 AM - permalink
    Aaron F. Ruble
    Thanks for the return Mark.

    Address: 749 Tavern Hill Road, Jonesborough, Tennessee 37659

    Aaron F. Ruble.

    Please send pin to me at: [email protected].
  5. SmokeyWren
    11-27-2018 11:59 AM - permalink
    SmokeyWren
    Hi Mark. I finally caught up with my dealer after the holidays. He was rushing to a fire (he's a volunteer fireman) and when he saw me he hollered "your truck should be here the 24th." So I hollered back "Would you rather have an X-plan deal, or our normal deal?" As he was driving away with tires spinning, he replied "X-plan is fine".

    So if you still have an X-plan PIN available, I'll use it soon.


    Thanx.


    Smokey
  6. xcalbr2
    05-31-2018 07:55 AM - permalink
    xcalbr2
    What scanner would I need to have that done? Ford scanner or something a trans shop might have?

    If I tab brake pedal, it unlocks the TQ... always has since I have had truck.
    What tells trans to unlock?

    Thanks
  7. xcalbr2
    05-30-2018 10:43 AM - permalink
    xcalbr2
    Mark, if you have a moment for another question...
    My 06 is still having the same issues but has added a new quirk. When cruising down road in 5 locked (per CTS), if need to accelerate or say climb an incline, it does not want to come out of locked in overdrive. It starts to bog and just blow dark black smoke out pipe and not accel. I have to bump brake pedal to get out of OD locked and go to not have it do this mosquito fogging.

    Could this be a symptom of one of the tranny issues that you mentioned?

    Thank you again for your time.
    Dave


    PS: I have tried this under two tunes, and stock programming and turbo etc seems to be fine per the cts. Truck had 8 new injectors installed a month ago.
  8. xcalbr2
    05-17-2018 09:59 AM - permalink
    xcalbr2
    Thank you Mark. I really appreciate your assistance.
    Dave
  9. xcalbr2
    05-16-2018 02:48 PM - permalink
    xcalbr2
    What would I be best to tell a shop to check?
    Does it have to be torn into to find those issues?
    If it needs rebuilt, what do you suggest they do for a bit more power?
    <studs,stageII turbo, atlas 40 on FICM, street tune>
    Thank you
  10. Mark Kovalsky
    05-16-2018 02:21 PM - permalink
    Mark Kovalsky
    Dave,

    It's either a worn direct clutch, a slow shift solenoid D, or a leak in the direct clutch circuit. Checking line pressure isn't going to find any of these problems. It's also possible that the problem is the intermediate clutch releasing too soon, due to either wear or a leak. Either of these will cause a flare on that shift.

    Mark

  About Me

  • 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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09-13-2018
06:26 AM - schunter1969 mentioned Mark Kovalsky in post 4R100 Transmissions Issue On The Road Need Advice ASAP
Mark Kovalsky Irate Diesel told me...
09-06-2018
03:13 PM - schunter1969 mentioned Mark Kovalsky in post 4R100 Transmissions Issue On The Road Need Advice ASAP
...ions for tuners? Mark Kovalsky any pointers for how...
06-06-2018
02:19 PM - schunter1969 mentioned Mark Kovalsky in post 4R100 Transmissions Issue On The Road Need Advice ASAP
...00s around me? Mark Kovalsky
09:33 AM - schunter1969 mentioned Mark Kovalsky in post 4R100 Transmissions Issue On The Road Need Advice ASAP
... What do you think Mark Kovalsky
12-29-2017
05:33 PM - schunter1969 mentioned Mark Kovalsky in post 4R100 Transmissions Issue On The Road Need Advice ASAP
Mark Kovalsky if you had to pick O...
05:10 PM - schunter1969 mentioned Mark Kovalsky in post 4R100 Transmissions Issue On The Road Need Advice ASAP
Mark Kovalsky I have read dozens o...
04:49 PM - schunter1969 mentioned Mark Kovalsky in post 4R100 Transmissions Issue On The Road Need Advice ASAP
...is acceptable? Mark Kovalsky
02-07-2017
03:45 PM - shaark92 mentioned Mark Kovalsky in post Transmission temps on big loads on big grades
Mark Kovalsky The limiting fact...

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06-15-2019
08:34 AM - Barchetta quoted Mark Kovalsky in post trans cooler/fluid
If a trans goes bad I consider the...
06-14-2019
12:05 PM - Barchetta quoted Mark Kovalsky in post trans cooler/fluid
That's up to you. I don't replace ...
06:39 AM - Mark Kovalsky quoted Barchetta in post trans cooler/fluid
I hate to replace all the flui...
06-13-2019
08:21 PM - Barchetta quoted Mark Kovalsky in post trans cooler/fluid
That covers most of it but isn't c...
07:43 PM - Mark Kovalsky quoted RT in post trans cooler/fluid
... Ford marketing department as such. The ...
07:09 PM - RT quoted Mark Kovalsky in post trans cooler/fluid
Nope. Nobody makes MERCON. It is e...
02:38 PM - Mark Kovalsky quoted Barchetta in post trans cooler/fluid
Any comments on the following ...
09:48 AM - RT quoted Mark Kovalsky in post trans cooler/fluid
Nobody has made MERCON since 2006....
07:46 AM - Mark Kovalsky quoted RT in post trans cooler/fluid
...er becomes very important at low speeds, es...
06-02-2019
04:35 PM - imrdnck quoted Mark Kovalsky in post Jerk when letting off the accelerator pedal after TC is locked.
Some PCMs did not release the torq...
05-09-2019
08:31 AM - Steve83 quoted Mark Kovalsky in post Leakproof Transmission Oil Change?
...drain the converter separately....
03-18-2019
01:05 PM - Mark Kovalsky quoted 363coupe in post 5R110W Problems & Questions
This has me really confused b...
03-07-2019
06:40 PM - Mark Kovalsky quoted Voodoo in post tranny issue out of o/d
Hi Mark. 40 and 45 mph shif...
03-06-2019
08:53 PM - QMandiesel quoted Mark Kovalsky in post New in site trouble in tyranny
What gear is it stuck in? How hot ...
05:46 PM - Mark Kovalsky quoted ElvisNDaBLDG in post 94 7.3 IDI Tranny Issue in OD
I had some brake work done about ...
03-02-2019
01:19 PM - Mark Kovalsky quoted johnbeck in post service engine soon dash light
What issues trigger the"Servi...
03-01-2019
01:52 PM - Mark Kovalsky quoted clev in post Trannie Fluid
Is 19 quarts the TOTAL am...
02-23-2019
09:24 AM - Mark Kovalsky quoted DownEastDiesel in post 2005 Torqueshift stuck in Tow Haul
I also learned not to drive to far ...
02-10-2019
10:26 AM - Mark Kovalsky quoted pnose in post what is this gizmo?
I believe it to be a barom...
02-07-2019
04:38 PM - Mark Kovalsky quoted Hartwig in post flushing the 5R110?
I'm asking me if the whole s...

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