Transmissions for dummies - Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars
Ford Forum Ford Forum

» Auto Insurance
» Featured Product
» Wheel & Tire Center

Go Back   Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars > The Garage - Tech Forums > Trans | Driveline
Register Home Forum Active Topics Photo Gallery Auto Loans Garage Mark Forums Read Auto EscrowInsurance

FordForums.com is the premier Ford Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 09-04-2003, 22:22   #1 (permalink)
taz
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Edmonton Alberta Canada
Age: 35
Posts: 11
confused Transmissions for dummies

I have a 1997 Ford F-150 my TRansmission is going i need some help suggesting what i should do either rebuild or brand new and i know im pulling a boat so i no i have to determain street and pulling power when i need it please help anything will be greatly apreacheated thanks
taz is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 09-04-2003, 22:39   #2 (permalink)
taz
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Edmonton Alberta Canada
Age: 35
Posts: 11
confused Transmissions for dummies

Hi everyone this is a cool site first time on, i have a problem my tranny is going is near the end i have a 1997 F-150 XLT with a 4.6 Liter engine
The Transmission is automatic with Gears 1, and 2, then drive my budget is $ 3,000 my current use is to drive every day to work and then i want to be able to pull a 4,000 lbs boat . Any suggestions will be greatly Apreacheatly thanks all :)

Last edited by taz; 09-07-2003 at 20:49.
taz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-05-2003, 05:12   #3 (permalink)
Registered User
 
big1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Valley Station , Kentucky
Posts: 484
Re: Transmissions for dummies

Automatic or manual?
__________________
When in doubt :DON'T
Valley Station, Kentucky
Dream EXPression Racing
http://fordexp.freehomepage.com/photo3.html
big1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-07-2003, 20:32   #4 (permalink)
taz
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Edmonton Alberta Canada
Age: 35
Posts: 11
Re: Transmissions for dummies

sorry Big Auto
taz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-07-2003, 21:45   #5 (permalink)
97 F-150 XL 4x4
 
351w's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: PA
Age: 41
Posts: 799
Re: Transmissions for dummies

boy taz, i wish i could tell you that you have a c-6 trans but i think if memory serves the 97 xlt has the AOD trans which is very much like the c-6 and fairly simple to repair either way.
the other possibility is a E4OD trans which is electronically controlled and a little more involved to repair.
on behalf of us who understand something about how a trans works.
what makes you say the tranny is no good and needs a rebuild or replacement.
describe your problems to us in detail because there are numerous things that cost less than $20 that will fix a trans problem that appears to be a major malfunction.
__________________
i would rather push my Ford than drive your Chevy !
351w is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-08-2003, 01:15   #6 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: 27 00S 153 07E
Posts: 1,944
Re: Transmissions for dummies

Get it re-built, see your friendly local tranny shop for advice.

cheers
__________________
"I married Miss Right. I just didn't know her first name was Always."
TopGhia is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-08-2003, 20:54   #7 (permalink)
taz
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Edmonton Alberta Canada
Age: 35
Posts: 11
Re: Transmissions for dummies

Hi 351 W + and all that are Trying to help me out well my woes with this transmission is this i bought the truck last year from a dealer ship here in edmonton. i decided to take the truck in for my regular oil change when my mecanic checked the trans fluid for a top up well to his surprise and mine to the fliud had a rather brownish black tinge to it and a rather awuful burnt toast smell .. and then i told him that its time for fluid change and trans flush i thoght it would cure my problems yeah right !
then i found out that the cooler lines are so pluged that it wont even flush and the pump is really weak ... and i have really bad gas mileage .... to contribute and make maters worse ...
taz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-08-2003, 21:42   #8 (permalink)
97 F-150 XL 4x4
 
351w's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: PA
Age: 41
Posts: 799
Re: Transmissions for dummies

wow sounds like you found this out just in time but it might be too late.
sorta sounds to me like someone might have poured stop leak or something into this trans at some time.
causing the pump wear and line blockage to occur which only makes things worse.
well for sure i wouldnt piss with it get it rebuilt by a pro or buy a new one.
if it was me i would pull it and get it rebuilt but i dont know what options you have. or the knowledge and tools you have.
__________________
i would rather push my Ford than drive your Chevy !
351w is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-08-2003, 21:52   #9 (permalink)
97 F-150 XL 4x4
 
351w's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: PA
Age: 41
Posts: 799
Re: Transmissions for dummies

if you decide to go with a rebuild replace the cooling lines and add on an additional tranny cooler.
well worth the couple bucks when you pull hard in the heat.
also you could specify that you want the trans built for heavy duty use with a shift improver kit they can even add an extra disc or 2 into the clutch pack during the rebuild.






(woo hoo i broke the 100 post mark tonight big1)
__________________
i would rather push my Ford than drive your Chevy !

Last edited by 351w; 09-08-2003 at 21:57.
351w is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-09-2003, 07:11   #10 (permalink)
Registered User
 
big1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Valley Station , Kentucky
Posts: 484
Re: Transmissions for dummies

Specify heavy duty clutch's. Usual clutch's are made of paper. Get "Semi-matalic" or "Kevlar" they cost a little more but well worth it. DO NOT ALLOW THEM TO USE "ADCO's" they generate to much heat
__________________
When in doubt :DON'T
Valley Station, Kentucky
Dream EXPression Racing
http://fordexp.freehomepage.com/photo3.html
big1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars > The Garage - Tech Forums > Trans | Driveline



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Ford To Buy Transmissions From Nissan Stacy94PGT Trans | Driveline 1 06-05-2003 23:32
Transmissions Built to Take on the Boss RPO83 Trans | Driveline 10 01-28-2003 02:45
Ford lays out future automatic transmission plans RPO83 Trans | Driveline 0 11-07-2002 22:59
transmissions hbrknz Trans | Driveline 6 04-09-2002 18:10
Windstar Van Transmissions rtessolini Trans | Driveline 0 08-22-2001 06:55

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.2

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 05:36.



Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0
Garage Plus vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.