Giving the Transmission a better mechanical advantage and in turn, better take-off acceleration, slightly lower fuel consumption, and designed for better gearset strength. The 4R70W transmission was first used in a production vehicle back in 1993 and remained an optional transmission through the 2004 model year. It will still contain some fluid, so be careful and set the pan aside. The transmission fluid will fill the bucket quickly, so keep an active eye on when you begin seeing bubbles in the vinyl line, as this indicates that the bulk of the transmission fluid has been sucked out of the transmission pan. Note that Mercon V is not a brand, but a lubricant characteristic specification created by Ford Motor Company. This saves some time at the end of the procedure.
On vehicles powered by a 5. Before we proceeed, I should explain what exactly is being done in this procedure since I am not simply regurgitating the information in the Haynes manual. This transmission was widely used throughout the Ford and Mercury lineup. A number of different bed lengths were available as well, including both a short great for urban living and long great for the farm bed. By this time, the engine and transmission should be warmed up, so check the transmission fluid dip stick to see if you are in the hash marks.
The internal neck of the filter will slide into the opening on the underside of the transmission. A re-manufactured transmission will include major internal modifications and upgrades designed to make it both stronger and more durable. Flush the radiator and coolers, toss the torque converter, and replace the radiator if the debris may be too much. You can also get it in two-door regular cab, and four-door Crew and Supercrew models. Those have different bell housing bolt patterns. Optional — place the junk cardboard under the bucket so that you do not get any spills onto your garage floor. I think I had around.
I believe that anyone with a general knowledge of automotive handywork should be able to do this job on a weekend afternoon. Add some fluid if needed, but only a little at a time. It is more plausible that the number indicates the torque handling capability in N-m, as 506 lb-ft converts to 686 N-m which could be rounded to 700 N-m. I did some research on some of the more popular forums that discuss the 4R70W , , and found some people mentioning that they were able to use the cooler lines to perform a fluid exchange. Welcome, and you can swap transmissions from 302 engines, but not from the 4. This will allow you to have enough to route the other half of the tube into the marked quart bucket.
The Haynes manual suggests that you drop the transmission pan to replace the fluid, filter, and clean the magnet. Qty Add 27028 Ford 4R70W transmission overhaul Kit 1996-03. Additionally, the fluid will go through countless cooling and heating cycles, which will break it down. Under normal circumstances, approximately 4. Make it so that the 98+ trans can be bolted in, meaning move the vehicle wires at the trans connector.
Loosen the bolts that hold the transmission cross member to the transmission and vehicle. Once this occurs, the fluid will lose its ability to properly lubricate the internal parts of the transmission, resulting in accelerated wear and eventual failure. Used transmissions, since there is no way to know how many miles are on them, may fail at any time. Remove the bolts that hold the torque converter to the flex plate. This transmission uses a first gear ratio of 2.
The project was shelved with a design that lacked a dampener in the torque converter but after the project was revisited a dampener ultimately made its way into the final design. When you begin removing the last few bolts, the pan may want to start dropping, so keep it supported. The pan itself has some weight, but will be considerably lighter since it does not contain an entire 4. I just bought a 1997 Explorer 5. Remove all electrical and mechanical connections, including the shifter linkage, transmission lines, the electronic harness and any vacuum lines. You have now emptied the bulk of the transmission fluid in the pan.
On my vehicle, almost exactly 4 quarts was extracted before I started to notice air bubbles in the vinyl line. Install an inline filter on the trans return line of any failed trans vehicle. I found a pre-measured package that was only a few bucks and turned out to be a lot more than I needed. Customers could order from a number of different cab designs, including an extended cab that could hold up to six people. If you are not familiar with the way this transmission is designed in the F150, refer to the diagram below. Re-attach the pan with a couple of bolts to hold it in place.