Remanufactured Ford E-150 Transmissions
- Learn about common Ford E-150 transmission problems
- Everything you need to know when shopping for a Ford E-150 transmission for sale
- How and when to buy a remanufactured Ford E-150 transmission
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Remanufactured Ford E-150 Transmissions
Whether used for work or pleasure, the Ford E150 is one of the most iconic Ford Econoline van models ever made. With proper maintenance, they can last for a very long time. Installing a remanufactured Ford E-150 transmission could help you keep it on the road, because it can offer a more permanent solution to many of the transmission problems associated with the 4R75E, 4R70W, 4R100 or E4OD.
Common Ford E-150 4R75E / 4R70W Transmissions Problems
Slipping, Erratic Shifting, Harsh Forward or Reverse Gear Engagement: Some of the most common 4R75E / 4R75W transmission problems are slipping between gears, erratic up or down shifts, or a hard slam when the 4R75E / 4R75W transmission engages Drive or Reverse. There are a number of design flaws in this transmission, and any one of them could be causing these symptoms.
Another common problem is overheating. This happens when the moving parts inside the transmission are creating more friction heat than the ATF can remove. The most common cause of this condition is towing heavy loads, driving in stop/go traffic, or on mountain roads where the transmission has to shift a lot.
TCC Application in 2nd Gear – 4R75E Transmission
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Problem – A lack of power after the 1-2 shift can be caused by an un-commanded torque converter clutch application / TCC apply. The P0742 and/or P1742 DTCs may also be stored.
Solution – The #7 check ball inside of the valve body may have worn down to an incorrect size, allowing the torque converter clutch to apply after the 1-2 shift. Replacement of this check ball may solve the problem.
Slipping in All Forward Gears – 4R75E Transmission
2005 – 2006 Ford 4R75E Transmission
Problem – Many 2005 – 2006 Ford vehicles equipped with the 4R75E transmission, may experience excessive slipping in all forward gears. Metal shavings may also be present in the transmission fluid.
Solution – Replace forward clutch drum and update ECU with program 06B06
Common Ford E-150 4R100 Transmissions Problems
Poor performance with DTCs P0715, P0716 & P0717
Problem – Poor engine performance and acceleration may be due to a sticking solenoid regulator valve
Solution – If the solenoid regulator valve cannot be repaired, the valve body will have to be replaced
Common Ford E-150 E4OD Transmissions Problems
Only reverse gear works
A common E4OD transmission problem occurs when it will only go into reverse. The complete lack of forward gears could be due to several issues. Including worn clutches, a damaged forward clutch assembly, or stripped/broken splines on the forward planetary. These problems are very serious, and could require a complete transmission overhaul or replacement.
Another one of the common E4OD transmission problems is a complete lack of reverse gear. This could be caused by either the Transmission Range Sensor (TRS), or the Manual Lever Position Sensor (MLPS). Both of these electronic components can be removed and cleaned with an electronic specific cleaner. If that is not solve the problem, then you will have to replace these E4OD transmission parts.
Engine stalls in reverse
This E4OD transmission problem likely stems from the Idle Air Control sensor (IAC). It can be removed and cleaned with an electronic specific cleaner. However, if this does not solve the problem, you will have to replace it.
Fluid leak coming from the front (engine side) of the transmission
If you notice a leak between the transmission and the engine, then it could be one of two likely problems. On vehicles that have sat idle for a while, the front seal may have lost elasticity and failed when pressure was applied to it.
The second possible cause could be the hub on the torque converter, which is a common problem on vehicles with high mileage. In this scenario, the torque converter hub may have worn and made contact with the front seal. In either case, the transmission will need to be removed in order to diagnose and fix the problem.
High revs in forward gears
If you notice erratic shifting behavior, then the likely culprit is the torque converter clutch not properly engaging. This problem can be caused by a number of issues, including a faulty TCC solenoid (Torque Converter Clutch), a stuck valve, or a worn torque converter clutch.
Hard shift into second gear
If you notice the engine running at unusually high rpm’s, followed by a very hard shift into second gear, then the E4OD intermediate clutch pack is most likely starting to fail. To solve this problem, you will have to remove the transmission and replace the clutch pack.
How to Solve Ford E-150 Transmission Problems
Solution A: Buy a Used Ford E-150 Transmission
Going to the local junkyard and picking up a used Ford E-150 transmission might seem like the cheapest and fastest option. But you need to consider the fact that you don’t know what the actual shape of the internal components are. It could very well be on the verge of transmission problems of its own, which would leave you in the exact same predicament that you’re in now. And that 30 – 90 day junkyard warranty probably won’t cover labor charges to install the replacement transmission if something goes wrong.
Solution B: Buy a Rebuilt Ford E-150 Transmission
Getting a rebuilt Ford E-150 transmission would probably seem like a better idea. However, a lot of mechanics and transmission shops will only rebuild your Ford E-150 transmission back to its original factory specifications. Which means that all of those factory design flaws are still going to be in–play. And that rebuilt transmission warranty might only be good at certain shops, which could do you no good if you have transmission problems while you’re traveling.
Solution C: Buy a Remanufactured Ford E-150 Transmission
If you want to get the most service life out of your little luxury SUV as possible, then you really should consider a remanufactured Ford E-150 transmission from Street Smart Transmission. Each one is completely disassembled and re-remanufactured, so nothing is left to chance. They’re also modified to correct the factory design flaws, which will greatly extend the service life. Plus, you get a 3-Year/Unlimited Mile Nationwide Warranty. This will cover parts and labor charges at any licensed repair shop in the Continental United States, giving you a lot more flexibility and coverage.