Technical Service Bulletins
|Publication Date: NOVEMBER 10, 1997|
|1997 ECONOLINE, EXPEDITION, F SUPER DUTY, F-150-350 SERIES|
A new design transmission case and extension housing has been released. The new design has improved lubrication distribution.
Refer to the following text for case and extension housing information and new part numbers.
The new design case has a plastic lubrication plug in the rear of the case (Figure 1). The new design extension housing has a cast-in shoulder boss (Figure 2) that keeps the lubrication plug in place. The new extension housing must be used with cases that have the lubrication plug.
Figure 1 – Article 97-23-13
Figure 2 – Article 97-23-13
|NOTE:||DO NOT USE AN EXTENSION HOUSING WITHOUT THE CAST-IN SHOULDER OR BOSS ON ANY CASE HAVING THE LUBRICATION PLUG AS TRANSMISSION DAMAGE MAY RESULT.|
The new design extension housing with the cast-in shoulder or boss will service any E4OD case (past or present). The previous design extension housing without the cast-in shoulder or boss (Figure 2) can only be used on transmission cases built prior to 7/24/97 not having the lubrication plug.
|CAUTION:||BE SURE TO USE ONLY THE NEW DESIGN EXTENSION HOUSING WITH THE TRANSMISSION CASES CONTAINING THE LUBRICATION PLUG.|
|NEW DESIGN EXTENSION HOUSING|
|5.4L, 6.8L, 7.3L – 4X2||F85Z-7A039-DA|
|PART NUMBER||PART NAME|
OTHER APPLICABLE ARTICLES:
501000, 502000, 503000, 504000