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Old 06-28-2006, 02:24 PM   #1
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[pissing and moaning]
I am almost ashamed to admit this...

No, I really am ashamed to admit this.

My wonderful 1995 Black Ford Thunderbird has lost all lockup capability in the transmission. I tried putting in a new TCC solenoid with no luck. Now I'm forced to consider a new TC(yay!!), or maybe a new EEC. I am going to try hooking up a noid light to the EEC pins that control the TCC solenoid and see if it'* actually commanding. If it isn't, then I get a new EEC. If it is, I trace the wires further and check the pigtail on top of the transmission(fun...). Should all of that prove to be in check, I get to pull the pan again, which I'm getting good at. Only dumped 1.5qt'* last time, pull the valve body, and check the valves from there. If that all checks, it'* time to disassemble the valve body, drill out the seperator plate, buy a Marauder TC, or one from Alan, and reassemble. If THAT fails, then it'* time for a new tranny. God I hope it'* just a EEC.....

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dont make me start pissing and moaning.

list includes:

cooling fan <which seems to be working fine today, weird >
heater core
motor mounts
transmission mounts
bad carb
crappy stereo

and thats just what i can think of right now


did i mention my e-brake hasnt worked since i did my brake adjuster?
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Tranny problems suck. I have had very good luck with my ford trannys. The one on the 92 Towncar I gave my dad has held up well and that car has close to 200,000 miles now. And I used to do burnouts like crazy with my 95 Continental and it held out strong too...but that car had the DOHC 32 Valve 4.6
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To the best of my knowlege, the 95 DOHC and SOHC both received the same transmission in RWD applications. I'm at 183 or 184k miles now on the original....
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To the best of my knowlege, the 95 DOHC and SOHC both received the same transmission in RWD applications. I'm at 183 or 184k miles now on the original....
has to be some sort of difference..sohc is putting out like 210 and the dohc was doing 300 hp duty in the mark VIII. sohc is a slug in comparison at least it was in my 210 hp towncar.
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The only difference between the two was the torque converter I believe. The SOHC only turned 5250 before redline and the TC would balloon at 5400. The DOHC turned 6k or so(never owned one so I am not sure), which is why they put a smaller(11" vs 12") TC with anti-ballooning plates. I have have the Mk VIII TC in my car currently with the round lugs. As far as rebuilding and durability, I guess they were junk. The rectangle lugs were the ones to get, which came after the '95 model. The 4R70W is a 4R70W any way you look at it. Unless I missed something, the only time they changed anything was between years. the 94/95 were slush boxes, the 96-98 were improved with veins for oiling to the rear of the case for those guys that like to do 6k shifts. Then the 99-2002 or so were improved internals on top of the 96-98. 2003 I think they came out with the 4R75W which went into the Crown Vic'*. Don't quote me on that as I have been out of the loop on Ford for some time...... Stinking GM guys got me stuck here...
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Ok, we're going to just go ahead and eliminate the new tranny and TC all together. Talked to my transmission guys and they confirmed my thoughts. No sludge in the pan, no hard part failure. So it'* somewhere between the EEC and the solenoid, or maybe that valve thingee that one of them told me about. Point is, we're narrowing down the list of possibilities. So yeah.... I may have lucked out and gotten out of having to do anything excessive


P.*. I know no one gives a damn about this because it'* a Ford. I'm just tooting my own whistle!
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Well I do, I own a F-150 myself and love it equalilly to my Bonnie

Black Bird, what do you have / what trans. My 92 has the E4OD
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95 Ford Thunderbird(obviously) with the 4R70W. If you can find the pinout for the EEC to the trans for me so I can run a test on the wiring to the TCC solenoid, that would be fantacular. Otherwise I'm just picking and missing out of 100 somethin pins.
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Thats terrible. I hate autos.
Good luck man.
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