Re: 1988 Ford Bronco II valve noises?
"nobody" <email@example.com> wrote in message
> As for other problems:
> Automatic trans: The AO4LD is pretty weak as stock. Ford designed it
> with 6 "planet gears" in the carriers; but the beancounters cut it down
> to 3 each. A good rebuild fixes that and a myriad of other problems.
> Raising the line pressure means harder shifts; but better life.
first off: it's 'A4LD'
second: the 6-gear planets did not appear until the advent of the 4.0
ALL earlier versions had 3-gear planetaries
third: the weak spot is the OD drum, specifically, the return springs which
bow outward under centrigugal force and get mangled by the inner clutch hub
when the band slips and the engine drives the OD assemble at 3X engine speed
amd a 'good rebuild' does not necessarily mean 'raising the line pressure;
what a good 'shift kit' does is to raise line pressure FASTER in response to
now, before you start in on me for 'nit-picking', or tell me all about the
A4 and how you know all out it (because you once owned a vehicle equipped
with one), let me say that I've 'had the drill' with incorrect information
on transmissions.......here, in alt.trucks.chevy, and in
anyone posting incorrect information is going to get corrected, and let the
chips fall where they may; I'm sick unto death of 'internet wisdom', not a
week passes without some potential customer coming into my shop clutching a
sheaf of printer paper and declaring that they have 'researched it on the
internet' and 'knows exactly what is wrong' and 'knows exactly how much it
should cost to fix'