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Forum: Super Duty & Heavy Duty Yesterday, 10:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 104
Posted By Mark Kovalsky
Could it be overfilled? Deteriorated...

Could it be overfilled?


Deteriorated fluid won't make it run cooler. Maybe hotter since it can't lube as well, so there will be more friction. But that would be a very small change.


No.

...
Forum: 1999 - 2003 7.3L Power Stroke Diesel Yesterday, 05:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 190
Posted By Mark Kovalsky
There are around 6 quarts in the pan. When you...

There are around 6 quarts in the pan. When you start the engine those six quarts get pumped out of the pan, and six other quarts come out of the cooler line. There are about 12 quarts of old fluid in...
Forum: Super Duty & Heavy Duty Yesterday, 05:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 114
Posted By Mark Kovalsky
It probably was the original filter. There really...

It probably was the original filter. There really isn't a reason to change the filter until the trans is rebuilt.
Forum: 6.0L Power Stroke Diesel Yesterday, 05:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 98
Posted By Mark Kovalsky
It isn't my field of expertise. But I know enough...

It isn't my field of expertise. But I know enough to tell you that you have a problem in the transfer case and not the trans.

The grinding is the park pawl trying to stop the output shaft. The...
Forum: 1987 - 1996 F150 & Larger F-Series Trucks Yesterday, 01:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 258
Posted By Mark Kovalsky
You might want to try this. Or you might want to...

You might want to try this. Or you might want to go buy parts and install them. Your choice.



And you took a non-working horn relay and swapped it with a non-working computer relay. What did...
Forum: Super Duty & Heavy Duty Yesterday, 01:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 354
Posted By Mark Kovalsky
Change the pan and filter to the later ones and...

Change the pan and filter to the later ones and you've done the conversion.

There is a problem if you don't also change the earlier pump to a later configuration. I understand that problem happens...
Forum: Super Duty & Heavy Duty Yesterday, 01:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 114
Posted By Mark Kovalsky
Cut the oring and pull it out of there.

Cut the oring and pull it out of there.
Forum: 1999 - 2003 7.3L Power Stroke Diesel Yesterday, 01:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 190
Posted By Mark Kovalsky
After this step add, "remove transmission, tear...

After this step add, "remove transmission, tear down, and replace transmission pump destroyed from running after seeing bubbles."

Why? You have only pumped out about one third of the total. Why...
Forum: 6.0L Power Stroke Diesel Yesterday, 08:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 172
Posted By Mark Kovalsky
The problem is in the driveshaft. There is a slip...

The problem is in the driveshaft. There is a slip joint that is dry. Ford sells a special grease for this. You need to take the slip joint apart and slather it with the special grease. Regular grease...
Forum: Ranger & B-Series 05-22-2015, 02:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 137
Posted By Mark Kovalsky
No, they get their reading from the VSS. ...

No, they get their reading from the VSS.


I've seen similar issues when the wiring was damaged. It could have corrosion that increases the resistance, or a low grade short to ground.


The...
Forum: Clutch, Transmission, Differential, Axle & Transfer Case 05-21-2015, 06:22 PM
Replies: 538
Views: 93,671
Posted By Mark Kovalsky
That's normal. New fluid would help it live...

That's normal. New fluid would help it live longer. Drain the converter, too.
Forum: Super Duty & Heavy Duty 05-21-2015, 05:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 351
Posted By Mark Kovalsky
Maybe you're right, but in my experience once the...

Maybe you're right, but in my experience once the fluid is dark and has ANY burnt odor the fluid is completely destroyed.
Forum: 1987 - 1996 F150 & Larger F-Series Trucks 05-20-2015, 09:35 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 440
Posted By Mark Kovalsky
I can't tell.

I can't tell.
Forum: Super Duty & Heavy Duty 05-20-2015, 09:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 127
Posted By Mark Kovalsky
That's just how long it takes to fill and apply...

That's just how long it takes to fill and apply the friction elements. It can't happen instantaneously.
Forum: Super Duty & Heavy Duty 05-20-2015, 09:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 354
Posted By Mark Kovalsky
From 2003 - early 2008 the TorqShift had a...

From 2003 - early 2008 the TorqShift had a lifetime internal filter and a replaceable external filter. 2008.25 the external was eliminated and the internal upgraded to provide better filtering than...
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