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How many miles on a Ford Tranny?

Discussion in 'Ford Trucks' started by powerreel, Apr 21, 2001.

  1. powerreel

    powerreel Junior Member
    Messages: 5

    My automatic is going out with 60k on it! Ouch! Does anyone use a flusher? How many miles does everyone average before tranny overhaul and what type of terrain do you drive in?
     
  2. GeoffD

    GeoffD PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 2,266

    I have had Ford trucks with over 200,000 miles on them before I traded them. These trucks have plowed, and worked hard, as well as many easy high way miles. If you change your tranny fluid 2x time a year, and don't shift with out stopping. Your tranny will last a long time.

    Geoff
     
  3. John DiMartino

    John DiMartino PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 2,154

    Im not trying to start a brand war,but 60K around here is about all you usually get out of one,if it was towed/plowed with.Most guys service them every 30K,which I feel isnt enough for HD service.
     
  4. lawnboy82

    lawnboy82 Banned
    Messages: 51

    yeah a good friend of mine has a 97 auto psd dump truck f350 he is now on his 4th trani? 2 new ones and 2 rebuilt ones. 2nd rear end he did the chip on the shift arm last winter. but now he has i think about 150K on it. he pulls big chippers, goin off road, plowing, etc.
     
  5. McKeeLand

    McKeeLand Junior Member
    Messages: 7

    I've read that on the older Ford trans the E40D, which the new one is just a updated version, that every 15-20 thousand miles you should change the trans fluid, exsp. under heavy use i.e. plowing, pulling trailers....ect. But in general, speaking from someone who had to rebuild his E40D 3 times in two years and serviced it every 20k, it's not a reliable trans. and is my only real complaint with Ford trucks.