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  1. Aaron F. Ruble
    01-26-2019 04:16 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 02:31 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 06:36 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 04:08 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: aaronruble@yahoo.com.
  5. SmokeyWren
    11-27-2018 12:59 PM - 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 08:55 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 11:43 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 10:59 AM - permalink
    xcalbr2
    Thank you Mark. I really appreciate your assistance.
    Dave
  9. xcalbr2
    05-16-2018 03:48 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 03:21 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

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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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09-13-2018
07:26 AM - schunter1969 mentioned Mark Kovalsky in post 4R100 Transmissions Issue On The Road Need Advice ASAP
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09-06-2018
04:13 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
03:19 PM - schunter1969 mentioned Mark Kovalsky in post 4R100 Transmissions Issue On The Road Need Advice ASAP
...00s around me? Mark Kovalsky
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12-29-2017
06:33 PM - schunter1969 mentioned Mark Kovalsky in post 4R100 Transmissions Issue On The Road Need Advice ASAP
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06:10 PM - schunter1969 mentioned Mark Kovalsky in post 4R100 Transmissions Issue On The Road Need Advice ASAP
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05:49 PM - schunter1969 mentioned Mark Kovalsky in post 4R100 Transmissions Issue On The Road Need Advice ASAP
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02-07-2017
04:45 PM - shaark92 mentioned Mark Kovalsky in post Transmission temps on big loads on big grades
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02-10-2019
11:26 AM - Mark Kovalsky quoted pnose in post what is this gizmo?
I believe it to be a barom...
02-07-2019
05:38 PM - Mark Kovalsky quoted Hartwig in post flushing the 5R110?
I'm asking me if the whole s...
01-26-2019
01:25 PM - farnorthdriver quoted Mark Kovalsky in post Can a 7.3L with a 4R100 auto benefit from an exhaust brake?
Hi Mark, While looking through pos...
12:37 PM - Mark Kovalsky quoted DKR in post Query about locking rear end
If it's not engaged powe...
01-10-2019
05:26 PM - Mark Kovalsky quoted Big Horn in post Exhaust Brakes and 2002 F350 stock braking
I found an older post by Mark...
01-07-2019
06:37 PM - Mark Kovalsky quoted fivetenrings in post I need help with cruise control
Probably not related but came up ...
12-29-2018
08:28 AM - Mark Kovalsky quoted bluenavigator in post Overheated Trans and leak. Now what to do?
My tranny actually get very very h...
12-23-2018
10:38 PM - Mark Kovalsky quoted Jason Poole in post 4r100 trans issue. 4th gear woos
However it barely wants to go in...
06:17 AM - Bigdawg0118 quoted Mark Kovalsky in post My 6.0L Will not rev up or move when put in drive or reverse....
There is no protection mode that c...
12-22-2018
04:18 AM - Bigdawg0118 quoted Mark Kovalsky in post My 6.0L Will not rev up or move when put in drive or reverse....
So you put it in gear and the RPMs...
12-06-2018
09:29 PM - Mark Kovalsky quoted Jason Poole in post 4r100 trans issue. 4th gear woos
It now doesn't even attempt 4th ...
12-03-2018
08:55 PM - Mark Kovalsky quoted Jason Poole in post 4r100 trans issue. 4th gear woos
My mistake was in assuming engin...
10:27 AM - Mark Kovalsky quoted Jason Poole in post 4r100 trans issue. 4th gear woos
Little more info. I attempted to...
11-30-2018
02:11 PM - Mark Kovalsky quoted Jason Poole in post 4r100 trans issue. 4th gear woos
I was also thinking since it's a...
07:20 AM - Mark Kovalsky quoted RT in post 4r100 trans issue. 4th gear woos
Can't believe a trans t...
11-26-2018
09:28 AM - Mark Kovalsky quoted DanThrt in post '99 7.3L early model or late model
I bought the truck from my b...
11-04-2018
10:45 PM - Mark Kovalsky quoted Steve83 in post Strange! New vehicle speed sensor and wire harness
I'd say that about ScotchLok...
09:42 PM - Steve83 quoted Mark Kovalsky in post Strange! New vehicle speed sensor and wire harness
I used heavy duty butt splices.Try...
09:10 PM - Mark Kovalsky quoted JJEdwards in post Strange! New vehicle speed sensor and wire harness
I butt spliced the harness to ...
11-01-2018
07:43 PM - doninreno quoted Mark Kovalsky in post Questions about towing.
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