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  1. Fredness

    Re-use the bonded separator plate on a 5R55E?

    12 years and almost 100,000 miles later... P0732, P0735, flashing "O/D OFF", and 2-3 flare.
  2. Fredness

    NAE5LTSTST...

    Patient: 2005 Ford Explorer Sport Trac Adrenalin
  3. Fredness

    4R70W Upgrades for towing - Request for assistance.

    Now I know what that mark is, how it is formed, why it cracks, and 2 ways to fix it. I love this thread.
  4. Fredness

    4R70W Upgrades for towing - Request for assistance.

    Going to go pin to pin from the PCM to the Internal plug on the trans.
  5. Fredness

    4R70W Upgrades for towing - Request for assistance.

    The engine, trans, harness, and computer are being transplanted, so I will have COMPLETE access.
  6. Fredness

    4R70W Upgrades for towing - Request for assistance.

    This suggests I've got the right parts, so I feel better. Would still like to look at the casting number though.
  7. Fredness

    4R70W Upgrades for towing - Request for assistance.

    Question: Accordingto Sonnax, to view the casting number I have to pull the metal plate on the bottom. Does that require a gasket?
  8. Fredness

    4R70W Upgrades for towing - Request for assistance.

    Zoomed... I did notice that one was particularly high in the separator plate hole.
  9. Fredness

    4R70W Upgrades for towing - Request for assistance.

    With the VB looking good, EPC Ohming good, I got to wondering... If the Lead Frame Ohms good, it could be a bad wire between the PCM and the trans. That harness passes between the engine and the firewall, during the collision the engine could have moved in the mounts enough to pinch the harness...
  10. Fredness

    NAE5LTSTST...

    Donor: 2000 Explorer Eddie Bauer - Copart $675 Salvage Title, drove from Macon, GA to DFW after pulling the bumper/liner off the right front tire.
  11. Fredness

    4R70W Upgrades for towing - Request for assistance.

    All 4 OEM Ford servos Ohmed in spec (code was EPC Fail). No indications of blow outs or leaks. Have to Ohm the lead frame... 2-3 piston dropped out with VB, piston cover worn from rubbing on the plate. Is that cover in the 2-3 area designed to keep the separator plate from being...
  12. Fredness

    4R70W Upgrades for towing - Request for assistance.

    Pulled the VB, was not expecting 3 plates. Can some ID the mods? Aftermarket VB gaskets and what appears to be Sonnax check balls and an upgraded OD servo pin (e-clipped).
  13. Fredness

    4R70W Upgrades for towing - Request for assistance.

    B&M 20,500 GVW SuperCooler, with an external filter, and thermostat in line.
  14. Fredness

    4R70W Upgrades for towing - Request for assistance.

    Just trying to "tighten up" the stock 4R70W - We'll run it until it breaks, then upgrade as needed. This is for towing a 5,000lb trailer with a mostly stock 5.0L (Headers, MF Cats) once transplanted in the Sport Trac. But I will be sure to look back here when I need to! I really appreciate all...
  15. Fredness

    4R70W Upgrades for towing - Request for assistance.

    Been tuning with SCT since 2005, and I can confirm. I prefer to service trans (Fluid, Filter, Bands adjusted - if possible, replace the EPC/TCC/Shift solenoids), beef the VB, then tune. My 5R55E went for 80K+ this way until the factory TC (with 178K+) decided it was done playing. Now it gets...
  16. Fredness

    4R70W Upgrades for towing - Request for assistance.

    I do: https://www.crownvic.net/tech/4R70Wnotes.pdf No hole names though - you have to bounce back and forth from the text. Updates: There was no yellow "Plunger" in the pan, filter was reasonably clean suggesting service on the trans in the past.
  17. Fredness

    4R70W Upgrades for towing - Request for assistance.

    From Superior regarding their "Supertuff" 4R70W 4R75 Ford Valve Body Plate Kit K092/K0192: "If you use the .092 it gives you a firmer 1-2 shift. If you want a factory shift use the K0-192" So the 2000 can use the "Supertuff" plate. The K092 has a .092” 1-2 Feed Hole (hence the name?) for...
  18. Fredness

    4R70W Upgrades for towing - Request for assistance.

    This is my guide for drilling sizes: Drilling Orifices the Smart Way Using the J-Mod and Sonnax pages for hole locations. ;)
  19. Fredness

    4R70W Upgrades for towing - Request for assistance.

    Any update on this: j-mod hole pattern Or how it relates to the 2000 4R70W? Is installing a car VB still this answer?
  20. Fredness

    4R70W Upgrades for towing - Request for assistance.

    Is that a 2001+? Sonnax has a patch for that too!
  21. Fredness

    4R70W Upgrades for towing - Request for assistance.

    No rebuild (I hope). Is the Sonnax VB upgrade $75 in addition to the Sonnax ZipKit? I'll take a deeper dive on their page. Having done a couple 5R55E's, an A4LD and a couple 6R80's, I'm sold on the Sonnax stuff...
  22. Fredness

    4R70W Upgrades for towing - Request for assistance.

    Ordered NEW Solenoids and the Internal Molded Lead-Frame for starters. I'll do the fix while waiting for updates.
  23. Fredness

    4R70W Upgrades for towing - Request for assistance.

    Patient: 2000 EB 5.0L AWD - Flashing O/D - 134,000 miles. [Fixing issues BEFORE it gets driveline swapped into a 2005 Sport Trac.] Indications: Flashing O/D light Clean, unburned fluid No unexpected debris in pan "Firm" shifts (as expected in "limp-home" mode) Codes: P0174: Electronic Pressure...
  24. Fredness

    NAE5LTSTST...

    Side Quests: ReKey Ignition and doors to match I was given one key - going to use FORscan to edit once "S" (40bit keys) arrive. 4R70W codes and flashing O/D light No debris in pan, suspect bad Internal Molded Lead-Frame (plastic harness) or failed EPC Solenoid. Mileage Items Plugs, wires...
  25. Fredness

    NAE5LTSTST...

    As the title suggests... Not Another Explorer 5.0L To Sport Trac Swap Thread... Patient: 2005 Ford Sport Trac Adrenaline (4.0L SOHC/5R55E/4WD) Donor: 2000 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer (5.0L/4R70W/AWD) Rationale: 186,000 mile patient has failing 5R55E Torque Convertor, engine is in great shape...
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