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97 F350 Psd E4od Overheating

Discussion in 'Ford Trucks' started by earnies2, Feb 20, 2003.

  1. earnies2

    earnies2 Senior Member
    Messages: 136

  2. bgrover

    bgrover Member
    Messages: 49

    I hate to say it but you might need to have someone tear into it.

    On Christmas day I broke mine (95 F250 460cid) and had the same OD lite blink along with a trail of fluid. When the technician checked it out he found that I had broken the fluid pump and almost burnt out the front clutch pack. I ended up having the whole tranny rebuilt.:(
  3. earnies2

    earnies2 Senior Member
    Messages: 136

    trany did not shift into drive when hot after it cooled it's ok? no leaks shifts fine no noises. problems only when plowing? i can smell the trany ! and when the light blinks it shifts 1,2,than goes into a neutral at 30 mph once it cools drive returns?:waving:
  4. jbutch83

    jbutch83 Senior Member
    Messages: 227

    Sounds like you are due for a rebuild, heat is a killer on trans. At least change the fluid, it might help some, but you are going to need some overhaul done.

  5. landscaper3

    landscaper3 Senior Member
    Messages: 309

    We have had to rebuild 3 A40d out of our Powerstrokes. Heres a way to improve them, first on rebuild have them install Sonnex valves, they are located in Vermont and are a MUST UPGRADE from OEM. Second get a shif kit and a Banks Transcommond and your on your way! We plow, sand and haul heavy equipment and have learned the hard way$$$$$$ take your O/D and get the upgrade kit that reverses it so on start up your O/D is OFF!!!!
  6. earnies2

    earnies2 Senior Member
    Messages: 136

    thanks for the info i'll look into all of the info do you run anny additional coolers?
  7. bgrover

    bgrover Member
    Messages: 49

    In addition to what landscaper3, when mine was rebuilt they upgraded the torque converter and planitary gear set. The stock gears are a 3 spur alumninum set. They put a 6 spur steel set in mine. This is a known weakness and is supposedly even on Ford's list of upgrades.
  8. earnies2

    earnies2 Senior Member
    Messages: 136

    thanks for the info i'll look into all of the info and do you run anny additional coolers?

  9. sno-mover

    sno-mover Senior Member
    Messages: 274

    Anyone know where i can get a picture, blowup, or diagram of an e4od.
  10. Nailit1954

    Nailit1954 Senior Member
    from ma.
    Messages: 100


    Sorry too say also you probably do need a rebuild. Same thing happen to me last year with my 97 350 psd auto. Getting it beef up is a great idea! Next time this happens to me I'm looking into getting a new bulletproof tranny, cost more but it makes more sense.
  11. earnies2

    earnies2 Senior Member
    Messages: 136

    Can you tell me where I can find Sonnex valves? I did a search on line but I could not find anything. Is a Banks Transcommond a shift kit? Do you know where I can find one? Do you run any coolers on your truck?:waving:
  12. John DiMartino

    John DiMartino PlowSite.com Veteran
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  13. mjk039

    mjk039 Junior Member
    from PA
    Messages: 4

    picture of e4od trans

    You should be able to go to the Ford Dealer or call and they can fax or you can pick it up.
  14. bobcatman

    bobcatman Junior Member
    Messages: 6

    I had my E4OD puking fluid on my 94' F-350 while stacking wet snow. I replaced the small stock trans cooler with an aprx 9"x20" cooler and changed the fluid. That worked for me. The other thing I will add to the truck in the spring is a B&M cast aluminum trans pan. The aluminum pan has cooling fins on outside, holds extra 3 quart capacity and has a drainplug:) The pan is also about 1/2" thick so adds rigidity to the box. They are available from JC Whitney and Summit Racing. I had one of these pans on a weak AOD in an F-150 and I think it made a difference because I was not able to kill it in 4 years of hard plowing