In all fairness, Ford's bonded separator plate update fixed this issue to death. A re-manufactured transmission also comes with a much better warranty: three years compared to 90 days for a rebuilt transmission. You can duplicate hot fluid at the bench by filling the case and valve body with solvent, then bolt up and test with the adapter. If you have put a tune in it go back and look at the setting to see if one is out of whack. If the tapered orifice wasn't installed all the way in the hole could this cause the problem? Since 1995 there have been many valve body, plate or solenoid changes. The SonnaFlow® must be installed and converter fluid must reach 150 degrees Fahrenheit before the thermal element opens, allowing for external cooler flow.
With the proper repair, these can be just like money in the bank. It is similar in design to the 4R44E except that it has an increased maximum torque capacity of 550 lbs. Assuming that the prior owner hadn't had had this replaced. The was released in 1995 in the 2. In reverse idle it was 1. This will result in an internal leak that will cause a drop in the transmission line pressure. When I stopped in my garage, none of my gears were working again R, N, or D.
Lot of reading, but I'm trying to be as thorough as possible. Anything else you are curious about, I'm happy to help. One of the transmission shops I talked to said it was not the gasket or I would not have reverse. I never experienced issues going into reverse gear. I also replaced the seal on the reverse servo cover.
Even with a drain pain, it is nasty. I still think this is an electrical problem. This problem is more common to the mid to late 90s models. Thank you, and everybody else! If a decision has to be made to replace the transmission, I highly recommend you consider a as your first choice. Overall I would rate this project a 7 out of 10 10 being really hard. Update: I added another qt to the transmission and exact same symptoms occurred as in my last post.
The transmissions are fundamentally similar in design, varying only in the durability of key components based on the type of duty they were to be used for. It sounds like the original valve body had issues, then after you installed a used valve body it corrected some issues but you still have issues. At this point you should be able to see where the gasket is blown out like mine below. Page 110 and 111 is the sequence there are also different length bolts that have to go back to original positions I used the guesstimate method on the torquing. Ensure the vehicle has line rise, as reverse will not engage until line is 120 psi. I ended up following every oil path with a light to see if there were any other pieces.
I did not use a torque wrench, but I did torque them down. Electronic tunes also modify the way the transmission shifts. I do not get any over drive light flashes. I will withhold tarnishing all Fords because of this experience. Indeed, I did get the bonded gasket. A re-manufactured transmission also comes with a : three years compared to 90 days for a rebuilt transmission.
If they aren't you can put your transmission together and know you may have a more expensive problem. Hello, Do you have any idea what would cause this transmission to do a slow downshift between 4 and 3 at highway speeds? It is a dirty job. Here's some information and a video that you may find useful: Ford used the 5R55E in many rear and 4 wheel Drive applications. Yes I think I will get a new bonded gasket and put it in. I guess all manufacturers are guilty of it in one way or another.
Hard shifting seemed to go away during test drive until after several miles, then I noticed a hard downshift while making a turn off the main road onto a side road. If you get no reading, you have a break in the wiring in the solenoid. Then put terminals back on battery. I've never actually had that problem with this before so that's interesting. I don't have a abs light on and speedometer works just fine. I've never heard of anyone ever having a problem with it. This valve can be Wet Air Tested as shown in Figure 6.