Technical Service Bulletins
|Publication Date: NOVEMBER 24, 1997|
1996-1997 ECONOLINE, F-150-350 SERIES, F-53 MOTORHOME
This TSB article is being republished in its entirety to revise the Service Procedure.
Some vehicles may stall when the transmission is placed into gear. This may be caused by the transmission fluid filter becoming detached and/or loose.
Install a new design fluid filter and seal assembly. The new design has legs molded into the plastic filter cover (Figure 1). This new design filter does not require using the rectangular transmission pan magnet.
Figure 1 – Article 97-24-23
Follow all the normal diagnostic procedures outlined in the appropriate model/year Service Manual. Repair as required. If all normal diagnostics fail to correct the problem, refer to the following Steps.
- Remove the transmission fluid pan to determine if the transmission fluid filter has dropped down or is not firmly seated in the pump bore.
- If the filter has dropped down into the pan, discard the filter assembly and remove the filter seal from the pump bore.
CAUTION: BE CAREFUL NOT TO SCRATCH OR DAMAGE THE PUMP BORE WHEN REMOVING THE SEAL. NOTE: DO NOT REMOVE THE ORIGINAL FLUID PAN MAGNET FROM THE FLUID PAN OTHER THAN TO CLEAN AND REINSTALL.
- Install a new Filter and Seal Assembly (F6TZ-7A098-AB: 4X2, F6TZ-7A098-BB: 4X4). Refer to Figure 1.
CAUTION: DO NOT USE THE RECTANGULAR TRANSMISSION PAN MAGNET WHEN USING EITHER OF THESE NEW DESIGN FILTER AND SEAL ASSEMBLIES. CAUTION: DO NOT REPLACE A REUSABLE PAN GASKET WITH A CORK GASKET, THIS MAY RESULT IN A TRANSMISSION FLUID LEAK. CLEAN AND REUSE UNLESS DAMAGED. REPLACE CORK GASKET WITH CORK GASKETS.
- Refill transmission as required using MERCON® Multi-Purpose Automatic Transmission Fluid (ATF) (XT-2-QDX).
|PART NUMBER||PART NAME|
|F6TZ-7A098-AB||Filter And Seal Assembly (4X2)|
|F6TZ-7A098-BB||Filter And Seal Assembly (4X4)|
|XT-2-QDX||MERCON® Multi-Purpose Automatic Transmission Fluid (ATF)|
OTHER APPLICABLE ARTICLES:
Eligible Under The Provisions Of Bumper To Bumper Warranty Coverage
|972423A||Remove And Install Pan To Replace Filter And Seal Assembly||0.7 Hr.|
|972423B||Additional Time To Clean, Inspect, And Reuse Elastomeric Reusable Pan Gasket||0.1 Hr.|
|BASIC PART NO.||CONDITION CODE|
503000, 504000, 607000, 607400
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