What dealership did you go to? If its not too far from me maybe I will check them out, my dealership is soooo against chips.
That is exactly what my trans feels like. To the OP, your leak sounds like a different story, you are probably right to be looking into this now before its too late.
I want those smooth shifts!!
Sorry about the dealership location... WA is a bit of drive from NJ.
As for your shifts, it's just a tune thing. Make careful note of where all your hard shifts occur - throttle position (Light, Medium, Heavy acceleration) and which shifts: 1-2, 2-TQLU at about 35 MPH, and TQLU to OD at about 45 MPH. Tell DP tuner where and when each crunch occurs and they can get it a lot closer the next time around. Since I have the convenience of the F6 chip (like you), we just kept at it until he nailed it. Live tune by proxy... gotta love it.
If it is just the front seal, you can drop the transmission and replace the front seal. That is actually a pretty common issue on the E4OD and the 4R100's.
I have the HD4R100 and have had no issues with it. You may call up Tousley Ford and see what kind of deal they can swing. Even with shipping it may be cheaper.
I was turned onto the HD4R100 by John Wood when mine died and I needed a replacement quickly. JW told me it was a good candidate and was similar to his Towmaster. With his recommendation I went to the dealer and bought it (they didn't have any knowledge of it at the time and was the first time they had heard about it).
Just left my ford dealership and gave service manager my vin # he said there is no different transmission for my ex. It maybe because of its an ex and also he ran it by vin. Does anybody know the part number for the Hd4r100 for a 2001. Thanks
Part Number TRM1619
Part Name TRANSMISSION ASY
Online Price $2,862.20
That should be the HD4R100 for a 4x2
Thanks , now I can go educate the dealership. For those that have it. Is it a big difference over stock on the take off? I know if I tune it it will void the warranty( I know i know the big 2 don't) so I am wondering if I need to leave it off for a while. But it's just so slow on the take off. Lol
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