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Old 04-23-2006, 08:01 PM   #1
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Band specification chart.

A4LD:
All Intermediate bands are single wrap. Single wrap band = 2.0 turns back.

1990-1992 Overdrive bands are double wrap, except in mid 1992, which went back to the single wrap band. Double wrap band = 3.5 turns back.

4R44E/4R55E 5R44E/5R55E/W/S/N:
Single wrap bands.
Overdrive band = 2.0 turns back.
Intermediate band (1995-1998) = 2.5 turns back. All other years 2.0 turns back.

The procedure for adjusting the bands is as follows:
Loosen the nut on the adjusting stud while holding the stud in place. Set your torque wrench to 10 ft.-lbs. (120 in.-lbs.), and tighten the stud. When it reaches 10 ft.-lbs. refer to the above specifications to set the proper amount of turns back. Hold the stud in place, and lock the nut to 35-45 ft.-lbs.

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Old 05-02-2006, 02:56 PM   #2
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Nice Re-Cap BrooklynBay. Wish this had been in place several weeks ago when I was posting about how to adjust a 1991 A4LD OD band.

Is this also a sticky(?) in the Transmissions section? If not I think it should be.

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Thanks! I was hoping that it would become a sticky there too. I asked ExplorerDMB to post it in the technician corner for the time being. It is a new section, so it might get more attention here. You could rate it if you like it.
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Hmmm.... never done that before (rated a posting).

Done.

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Hey, one other thing: did you get a chance to look at my "what are the common failures of the A4LD?" posting? Was hoping you might chime in on that one. http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/...d.php?t=158138. I'm leaving in an hour to go look at that used 1993 X and I wanted some guidance on what to look for; my A4LD has (apparently) been welded internally since I bought it so I'm not really sure how an X is supposed to shift when its working correctly.




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Thanks for the above link, and for rating my post. I'll look into that link. Glacier took your advice, and made it a sticky in the transmission forum! This is my first sticky. Thanks Glacier!
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There is another band adjustment thread in the sticky section of the transmissions, and transfer cases forum that Glacier991 added some pictures to. Here is the link: http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/...d.php?t=158160
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The AOD, AODE, and 4R70W do not have band adjustments.

The AOD, AODE, 4R70W, C3, C6, A4LD, 4R44E, 4R55E, 5R44E, and 5R55E do not have any adjustment for the low/reverse band.

The C4, and C5 low/reverse band is adjustable. The adjustment screw is tightened to 120 in.-lbs. (10 ft.-lbs.), then backed off 3 turns. The locknut is tightened to 40 ft.-lbs (35-45 ft.-lbs.).

Intermediate band adjustments on the C3, C4, C5, and C6:

All models have their adjusting screws tightened to 120 in.-lbs. (10 ft.-lbs.), but the turns back are different.

C3
1980, and earlier models are turned back 1-1/2 turns.
1981, and later models are turned back 2 turns.

C4
1-3/4 turns back.

C5
4-1/4 turns back.

C6
1-1/2 turns back.

This information was obtained from the Haynes Ford Transmission Overhaul Techbook # 10355. Page 6-6 states that normal wear of bands requires a band adjustment every 15,000 miles, or in situations where there are symptoms of sluggish shifts, delayed shifts, slipping, and in extreme cases a loss of drive.
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Here is a link to another band adjustment chart: http://www.tciauto.com/tech_info/band_adjustment.htm
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This is a specialty band adjusting tool which is priced over $400! It is just a preset torque wrench.
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got a 94 explorer a4ld tranny i had for 8 years ,my od went out, and 3rd gear takes about a minute to engage. tore the tranny pan off put new filter and change the fluid, and also found 4 like little tiny round aluminum dots in the pan. can somebody please tell what went wronge and can i fix it, or do i have to replace the tranny?. thank you.
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Welcome to this forum! The aluminum spacers are most likely from an old gasket. This thread is about adjusting the bands. I would suggest that you start a thread in the transmission section, and post a picture of those parts.
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Dear BrooklynBay, do i adjust the od band and the low gear or do i have to do a valve body job? thank you.
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Welcome to this forum! The valve body has nothing to do with band adjustments. The low/reverse servo has no adjustment (except for the 3 different lengths of servo pistons). The overdrive, and intermediate bands are the only adjustable bands on the A4LD. A detailed step by step tutorial on the adjustment process could be found here.
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dear BrooklynBay I adjusted o.d. and int. band, useing your specs. But i'm still having the same results, no o.d. and 3rd shift takes almost a minute to go in.do i redoit again or can there be something else? thank you.
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It might have rotted servo pistons, a leaking modulator, or an electrical issue for a lack of overdrive. Start a thread in the transmission section with a list of problems, and repairs you've done so far.
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Dear BrooklynBay I got a stupid ? for you.When you were talking about the servo pistons where exactly is the piston, behind the servo or is it apart of the servo?
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The part is called a servo piston as previously stated in post # 15. The A4LD transmission has 2 on the passenger side, and 1 underneath in the same loacation as the valve body. Read Glacier991's A4LD rebuild diary in the transmission section of this forum for more information, and detailed pictures.
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Talking OD Ruff Shift and vib.

96 XLT AWD V8 shifts into OD but there is a Vib. and ruff shift then smooths out and drives fine anyhelp would be great thanks
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brooklynbay, I just came back from vacation.I just got done with my tranny and you where right it was the o.d. servo piston. thank you johnny
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