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  1. artfx1
    09-14-2014 01:24 PM - permalink
    artfx1
    Hi Mark, I was told you were the man. Could you look at my post in the Escape form under "Urgent Transmission Help"?
    Thank you
  2. Mark Kovalsky
    09-06-2014 01:25 PM - permalink
    Mark Kovalsky
    Gary, Bill was an AOD/4R70W tech.
  3. FordTransMan
    09-06-2014 08:49 AM - permalink
    FordTransMan
    Hi Mark. Thanks.Ill send him an email and see whats up with hime...I don't recall if he was an E4OD tech or not....
    I forgot you worked at GTC. I am still there...Almost all the Ford people have left. Bruce P just left last week. I might be only Ford guy left. I think my cousin lives in same city as you do. Let me see what Bill says. Thanks. Gary P.
  4. Mark Kovalsky
    09-06-2014 07:37 AM - permalink
    Mark Kovalsky
    It's been three years since I talked to Bill. He was still in Michigan, and didn't have any plans to move. His email is williamedie@comcast.net. He lived just north of Milford, he's probably still there.

    I'm in Port St Lucie, FL. When I left Ford in February, 2007, I went to Getrag working on a GM program. When GM ran out of money they cancelled our contract and we were all laid off. I left for Florida soon after.

    If the piston is cracked the front face of the converter will show heat. Often it will start to turn blue. Turning off OD won't keep the converter unlocked. The only way to do that would be to disconnect the wire to the lockup solenoid. But that will flash the OD light and put the trans in failure mode, which is uglier than what you have now.
  5. FordTransMan
    09-05-2014 04:53 PM - permalink
    FordTransMan
    HI MArk....I sure do remember him...He and I were good friends...where is he now maybe he would do my truck for me....is he still in Michigan.....Are you in Michigan now....I still am living in NOrthville....I still see and talk to Dan every now and then too. On Monster Trans...I kind of figured that...If lockup piston is cracked...is the away to keep convertor open? I tried with the OD cancel switch but the concerns still surfaced? Is there any tc test to verify it broke...
  6. Mark Kovalsky
    09-05-2014 04:08 PM - permalink
    Mark Kovalsky
    I've only used transmissions built by Bill Edie (remember him from ATNPC?) and some local shops in Ocala, FL, where I used to live. I have heard good and bad about Monster Transmission, and I've even met the owners. I have never used one of their transmissions.
  7. FordTransMan
    09-05-2014 02:45 PM - permalink
    FordTransMan
    Ah...i forgot to ask...if i wanted to just rnr the whole gear box...where is best place to get reman trans from...i heard of Monster trans and good news there>??Thanks again....Gary P.
  8. FordTransMan
    09-05-2014 02:43 PM - permalink
    FordTransMan
    Hi Mark...yea, i have been studying more on this too....is there a specific test that would tell me its time for a convertor,,,Thanks
  9. FordTransMan
    09-04-2014 10:58 PM - permalink
    FordTransMan
    Hello stranger...wondered where you went> Gary P from atnpc(dans buddy)..Hope you are well first of all....My 97 5.4l F150 E4OD(268K) has the blinking OD light problem(firm upshifts/KO resets trans ok for few miles) and an P1728 code. Dealer wants to jump the gun with reman without doing any of the mechanical/electrical tests that were so carefully written to trouble shoot the E4OD properly.His only notion was the P1728 code. Did not complete any pinpoints tests or the tc tests that goes along with the concern. From your experience and design knowledge, what has been the most likely rc for this issue...Plan of attack is helpful at this time..Gary P....Hope to hear back from you. Thanks.
  10. MadMatt65
    08-24-2014 09:09 AM - permalink
    MadMatt65
    After reading some here on FTE last night...from what I read, I need to use my 93 solenoid pack to avoid spiking the ECM. I believe the newer range sensor/neutral safety switch comes with different wiring plugs. Anything else to look at??
    P.S. I think I saw you're in Florida. Are you building trannys?? If so...how much??!!

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  • About Mark Kovalsky
    Biography
    Former Ford automatic transmission engineer.
    Location
    SE Florida
    Interests
    Flying, Antique cars and fire trucks.
    2 Letter State/Province (use "--" for outside USA/
    FL
    Country
    USA
    Make
    Ford
    Model
    Econline or E-Series
    Year
    2002
    Current Mileage
    125,000 - 149,999
    Miles per year
    0 - 999
    Ride
    2002 E350
    Engine type and displacement
    V10
    Induction
    N/A
    Horsepower
    0
    60 foot time
    0
    1/8 Mile ET
    0
    1/8 Mile MPH
    0
    1/4 Mile ET
    0
    1/4 Mile MPH
    0
  • Signature
    Mark
    Former Ford Automatic Transmission Engineer

    “The good thing about science is that it's true whether or not you believe in it.” ― Neil deGrasse Tyson

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