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    pt. no. for A4LD external servo spring compression tool?

    Hello again. Long time, no post. Last summer I tried to set the land world speed record at Bonneville (missed it by ~ 2.2 mph) and raced the AHRMA Nationals at Miller Motorsports Park. Kind of lost focus on the explorer transmission work. Anyway, I want to finish this project and that...
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    fixing oil pan gasket leak @ rear of 4.0l while A4LD is out

    Where to start...? While removed and installing a used but rebuilt A4LD in my 1991, I noticed oil collecting at the bottom of the V6 oil pan. Brown engine oil, not trans. fluid. I assumed that it was the rear main seal and so pulled the flywheel off the other night (putting a Sonnax crank...
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    How to install Sonnax crankshaft spacer?

    Does this part fit in the center of the flywheel (flexplate)? (between the crank and a 1993 A4LD; 6-hole crankshaft). Should I take this to a machine shop to be pressed out and the new Sonnax one pressed in? The Sonnax (2nd) link below claims that it is a simple drop in replacement but when...
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    replace rear main seal (on 4.0l) while A4LD is out?

    Long time, no post. I've been racing almost every weekend since mid-May so the A4LD swap and external upgrade (see: http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/showpost.php?p=1453742&postcount=13 for list of external 'upgrade' parts) has been very slow. I finally removed the bad transmission from my...
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    stock sub-amp: what does the "enable" input wire do?

    Looking at the wiring diagram for a stock subwoofer amp from a 1995 Audiophile system. Diagram shows two power wires (pos. & neg.), to output wires(pos. & neg.), two input wires(pos. & neg.), and an "enable" input wire (connection #2 on left side of amp image). Image of 1995 Audiophile...
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    need 91 Audiophile subwoofer amp wiring diagram

    Found a diagram on this list for a 1995 but not for any of the first gen. audiophile systems. Anyone have a diagram for the 1991? Trying to wire the stock sub amp & subwoofer speaker to aftermarket HU with preamp-level RCA output. I think my sub amp might be dead but not sure how to test...
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    test to see if subwoofer amp is dead?

    Cool. Thanks. I'm racing in Spokane this weekend but will check that next week.
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    test to see if subwoofer amp is dead?

    The remote? I'm actually a fairly adept mechanic but not sure what you meant on that (although audio is less familiar territory). I know that there are two large original wires leading to the subwoofer amp, one is 12v and one is ground and that there is both a black and black with white...
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    test to see if subwoofer amp is dead?

    Model: 1991 EB with premium audio system (e.g., stock has a subwoofer in back and two stock amps). I just installed the main amp by-pass and the four door speakers now run fine from the Kenwood head unit. I also checked to see if the subwoofer was getting power and checked the ground wire...
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    test to see if subwoofer amp is dead?

    Model: 1991 EB with premium audio system (e.g., stock has a subwoofer in back and two stock amps). I just installed the main amp by-pass and the four door speakers now run fine from the Kenwood head unit. I also checked to see if the subwoofer was getting power and checked the ground wire...
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    1st Gen audiophile system: connector to by-pass main amp & keep sub-W amp?

    I have a Kenwood KDC-X579 that has several subwoofer controls and I would like to use it in a 1991 EB with the 'Audiophile' sound system. The Kenwood has an internal amp that will drive the door speakers but I would like to keep the 85 watt subwoofer amp to drive the little subwoofer in the...
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    Factory Premium sub amp or nice Kenwood better?

    I read through this post but as it deals with the 2000 year X, I'm not sure that the info. is correct for a 1991 EB 'Audiophile' system. How to wire to use the factory sub-w amp on a 2000 model year: http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=154055 I'm installing a nice Kenwood...
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    Crutchfield: slight modification required to install reg. DIN Kenwood

    This is not the exact Kenwood I am installing but its close and it is the exact same size as the one I am installing: http://www.crutchfield.com/S-3CI3uX7cIgt/cgi-bin/ProdView.asp?g=300&I=113MP732 Crutchfield states that: "To install this item, you'll need to modify your vehicle." When I...
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    replace TCC & OD solenoids while VB still attached to A4LD?

    Duh. I forgot that the metal 'slide in thing' slides UP when you have the VB off; which would mean up INTO the transmission if the VB was still in place. Not possible. Thanks for the reminder.
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    replace TCC & OD solenoids while VB still attached to A4LD?

    Can I replace the TCC and OD solenoids while the valve body is still attached to the transmission (an A4LD)? The transmission will be out of the car so if I screw something up I could yank the valve body. If I felt lucky, how about the Sonnax Boost valve...
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    maintenance suggestions for used A4LD while out of X?

    Aaacckkkk! I thought I could swap out the solenoids w/o pulling off the valve body. You would think I could remember that after all the time I spent doing the VB rebuild on my broken A4LD a few weeks ago. I'm still interested in doing a 'before and after' comparison between the stock VB and...
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    maintenance suggestions for used A4LD while out of X?

    final 'external rebuild' parts list My final shopping list: (note that I'm using 3-week old TCC and OD solenoids from my broken A4LD so I didn't list the part numbers for those parts here. Also the parts co. in Florida said that there are several different gaskets between the A4LD and the...
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    Suggestions on re-connecting A4LD to engine?

    Oh, never mind - Glacier mentioned earlier in this thread that I need the six hole variety: http://www.transmissionpartsusa.com/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=400%2D056000CS6&CartID=2
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    Suggestions on re-connecting A4LD to engine?

    which one? Do I need the six hole or the eight hole Sonnax spacer? (for a 1991 block connected to a 1993 A4LD).
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    maintenance suggestions for used A4LD while out of X?

    Wouldn't the back end of an A4LD be the back end of an A4LD? The 4WD would have a transfer case behind it and the 5-speed would have an output shaft and housing, wouldn't they? Bummer that the factory Ford A4LD manual isn't here yet; that should be an interesting read. I just spent the last...
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    Suggestions on re-connecting A4LD to engine?

    A-ha! I forget that many parts from the newer transmissions have been checked out as better parts for the A4LD. Duh. Thanks!
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    Suggestions on re-connecting A4LD to engine?

    Flywheel spacer? okay, I'm sure that part is somewhere in the A4LD bible but the bible is kind of long and I don't recognize that spacer by name. Do you mean the front stator bushing? http://www.transhardparts.com/parts/parts/56000C-01.htm or the bell housing bushing...
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    maintenance suggestions for used A4LD while out of X?

    thanks guys. any ideas on where to get the gasket between the transfer case and the back of the A4LD? Do I need to buy a basic gasket kit to get that?
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    Suggestions on re-connecting A4LD to engine?

    useful link discussing installation of 2nd gen. transmission This looks like good reading but note that he says he's not done this process: http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/showpost.php?p=1444408&postcount=2 and the entire thread...
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    maintenance suggestions for used A4LD while out of X?

    I need to buy two new O-rings for the servo covers, correct? Do I use the same O-ring w/o regard to what size servo and servo cover I'm using? That doesn't make sense, seems like there should be different O-rings for the different size servos (but as I just mentioned in another post I'm...
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    Suggestions on re-connecting A4LD to engine?

    I'm not taking the torque converter off the good transmission (from the 1993); just replacing the intermediate and OD servos, the governor, and both solenoids. If I leave the torque converter in place, I should be good to go right (or can I still screw that up)? btw, I'm saying this w/o...
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    Suggestions on re-connecting A4LD to engine?

    I'm sure that I read somewhere on this forum about what to do and what not to do when re-connecting an A4LD to the engine but I can't find those postings. I seem to remember something about how NOT to knock the torque converter or pump out of whack. Will be installing a 1993 4WD X A4LD...
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    maintenance suggestions for used A4LD while out of X?

    follow-up questions on OD & Int. Servo selection I found the ZC 2.314" 5R55E servo piston to be used in the OD location: http://www.transmissionpartsusa.com/4R44E_4R55E_servo_piston_ZC_1997_on_p/230-00023953a.htm I also found the largest Servo Cover sold by these guys (also 2.314")...
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    A4LD removal: what size are the transmission cooler line nuts?

    answered my own question they're 5/8"; best to use a flare nut wrench on these as you would on a caliper line nut. Nice of Ford to stick with metric sizes all the way through the vehicle (sigh).
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    A4LD removal: what size are the transmission cooler line nuts?

    The only flare nut wrench I have is a 10mm x 12mm but the X transmission fluid line nuts look much larger than that. Are the nuts at the transmission end metric (14 or 15mm) or standard pitch (9/16")?
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    A4LD removal; how to remove fluid filler tube from transmission?

    Haynes (page 7B-5, left column; 1992 ed.) says to simply "remove the transmission filler (dipstick) tube (see illustration 6.18)." I've been looking at both illustration 6.18 and at my 1993 4WD X for several minutes and I'm not seeing this. It looks like there is a mount tab bolted to the...
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    a4ld confused

    Glacier photo spread on Z-Links http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=155599
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    a4ld confused

    part numbers for low/reverse servo seals & manual valve indexer sleeve to add to what Brooklyn Bay mentioned, you might take a look at these two parts: http://www.transmissionpartsusa.com/A4LD_Manual_valve_index_sleeve_p/400-005694701.htm and the...
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    maintenance suggestions for used A4LD while out of X?

    maintenance suggestions for used A4LD while out of X? (Servo & Governor upgrades) I'm pulling a known good A4LD from a 1993 EB 4WD and installing it into a 1991 EB 4WD. I remember reading that there are a pair of servos that can only be replaced when the transmission is out and that the...
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    does this mean I need a new A4LD rear seal?

    Removed the transfer case from my good (better anyway) 1993 A4LD and upon separation from the transmission lots of transmission fluid came out of the back end of the A4LD. As per the Haynes manual instructions I had not yet drained the transmission fluid. I had already drained the transfer...
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    re-use flexplate to A4LD torque converter nuts?

    The Haynes manual doesn't say that they cannot be re-used but this posting does: http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/showpost.php?p=1133071&postcount=4. Well, I think the Haynes manual doesn't say that; I'm not at home and I can't find my extra manual. So what's the scoop? If I loctite the...
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    how to replace broken e-brake cable?

    Need to replace a broken e-brake cable on a '93 EB 4WD. Anyone know of a site that details this procedure? I couldn't find one on this site. Mine in broken just about in the middle as it runs along the frame rail.
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    broken(?) e-brake cable

    Recently bought a 1993 EB 4WD for parts. Left side frame rail is currently on jack stands, right side wheels are both blocked while I am pulling transfer case and transmission. Obviously, I applied the e-brake after letting X roll against the wheel blocks. While removing the drive shafts on...
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    can I convert to factory towing wiring harness?

    Hmmm,.... I know what the LSD rear ratio is; its the highway one: 3.73. I forget what the front end ratio of the X that I'm keeping (the '91) is. I was thinking about leaving off the front driveshaft. I have been told that this can save between 1 and 3 mpg. According to this guy...
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    can I convert to factory towing wiring harness?

    drive a '91 EB 4WD w/o the tow package but with the optional extra trans. cooler. Recently bought a '93 EB 4Wd parts car with the tow package (extra trans. cooler, LSD rear end, rear bumper w/ trailer hook points, and breaker style trailer light receptacle). I've already swapped the rear...
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