The 2003 is a better engine as the crankshaft has five main bearings on it while the 1998 model only had four. You put in what the owner's manual recommends. Transmission filter kits from O'Reilly Auto Parts contain everything you need--including the filter, O-rings, and transmission pan gasket--to complete your repair. Secure your new Ford F150 automatic transmission parts through AutoZone today and take advantage of free battery charging and engine diagnostic testing during your next visit, as well as access to our handy Loan-a-Tool program for quick installation. This caused the engine rpm's to increase significantly and brought the truck to an almost sudden stop.
There is a little half-globe shaped metal housing called the thermostat housing. Your transmission filter keeps the fluid in your transmission clean and free of debris. There are two places if it is a v-8 a. Ford developed a new fluid starting in 1997 called Mercon V. I still keep current with the latest automotive technology. The approximate failure mileage was 86,000. If its a v-6 it would be at the very front of the engine, when you look under the truck it should be right there up front next to the crank pulley.
I took the truck to satcher motors for repair. There is an opening between the front of the fender and the bumper. It could also be on the driver side of the engine. You may need to crawl under the vehicle and see exactly which transmission you have installed. Do not just take someones word on this.
I don't believe that this is the case. Replacing the filter as soon as you notice a problem can save your transmission. I own a 1998 4. Remove th … em, and pull off the housing, and you will find the thermostat. Change the filter and keep the level where it says to on the dipstick.
This did not solve the problem. Make sure they understand that Mercon V is only to be used in these 2 transmissions. Dealer notified, and informed consumer that recall repairs were already done, and reoccurring repairs would be at consumer's cost. The vehicle had been repaired twice by a specialized transmission center at the owner's expense. I was not able to go forward but could go in reverse. This was a sudden failure and could have caused an accident if it had occurred on the highway.
It then come … s out very easily from the inside. A defective automatic transmission becomes increasingly obvious over time, and may lead to black, foul-smelling transmission fluid, among other issues. I believe this to be a factory defect, as I have heard of other people having trouble with Ford transmissions. The 1998 was well known for water leaks into the cylinder head ,filling up the cylinder on top of the piston and when you started the engine the hydraulic lock caused when the piston tried to compress the water would result in a bent connecting rod resulting in a heavy knocking sound from the engine or sometimes breaking the rod and sending it through the side of the engine block. Also the timing case cover gasket,brake calipers and speedometer have been replaced also. There was no sign of failure and the tranny filter and fluid had been serviced two times.
There is a bolt through the center of the plug that you have to unscrew to take the plug off. I suggest you look on the dipstick or in your owner's manual to see which flu … id you need. I contacted Ford and talked to them twice but they offered no assistance. This would seem to me to be a factory defect. It is always best to try to find the information on the vehicle.
Some people reuse the 1998 intake manifold and injectors when they change ov … er to a 2003 engine as they feel that not doing so would have adverse effects on the computer and onboard diagnostic system. It is held in place by a plastic clip and protrudes through the fire wall where the plug is located. The Mobil 1 fully synthetic is a good choice. Please call for customer service and availability at 1-800-858-7269. Automatic Transmission problem 29 Consumer received three recall letters that have not been properly handled.
I believe Ford should be made to repair or replace these defective transmissions at their expence. That engine has a roller valve train in it and heavy oil can not lube the roller lifters because it's to thick. This truck has never pulled a boat or trailer and has never hauled any heavy loads. Make sure that if you have a new alternator and starter on your old engine that you change them over before refitting the new engine. An F150 automatic transmission repair from AutoZone alleviates these issues and lets you rest assured that your ride is performing at the best of its abilities.
Please call for customer service and availability at 1-800-858-7269. There are a few places it could be located. Using the wrong fluid can cause problems. When servicing your transmission, make sure to replace your filter and pan seal. On January 21, 2012, the failure recurred. Put in the wrong stuff and you can damage water pump seals and create enough electrolysis to eat up your heater core. By turning the overdrive off I was able to make it home in second gear.