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when you install the torque converter MAKE SURE THE CONVERTER "DROPS" IN 3 TIMES BEFORE YOU INSTALL THE TRANS! as you turn and push the converter into the trans it will move in 3 times to engage.

when you have the pan odd, turn the screw on the EPC solenoid 1/2 of a flat in to up the pressure

when you adjust the bands, it will tell you to tighten them to 120 in/lb and 2.0 turns out....only back them out 1.5 turns

you also have a 5r55e

i work on these trans' almost every single day, i hate them with an undying passion
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thank you for the info!
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Do you have anything to monitor trans temps? I swear they run way too warm with the factory cooler under stock conditions.
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I don't. i keep meaning to buy a scanguage but never get around to it. lol

what cooler would you recommend replacing the stock one with?
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another thing....5/60 powertrain warranty started in 07...your truck is covered under it...they may give you a hard time about tires but idk
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well i dont have any smaller tires to put on. so before that, im gonna do the fluid and TC and see if that makes a difference. if not, then its time to find some small tires and head to ford. actually... my dad has the stock tires off his 08 sierra 2500 4x4.. they're around the same size as a range.r and they fit 16's!
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before you pull the trans id take it in, if they pull the trans to find another TC in it besides a ford one...your warranty stops there
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thats true.. maybe ill just do fluid and filter then..
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fluid, filter, bands, and epc is a good start...
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for sure. what does the epc solenoid do exactly?
and any links to sites or suggestions where i should order this stuff from?
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the epc (electronic pressure control) solenoid controls pressure, and the screw in the back is the stop screw. if i were to order the parts, i would order them from Trans Parts Plus in Garden City, MI but i dont know if you have a place like that
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im not completely sure. any place online you might recommend?
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not that i can recommend offhand...if you want to get ford stuff let me know...the fluid and filter can be had at just a normal auto parts..use a WIX filter and gasket and youll probably need 5qts of mercon V...start with 3.5 then go from there
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ford parts would be great. any idea of pricing?
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I don't remember what brand/size I had, i was rushed into moving so I had a trans shop install it before I moved. It was a bigger stacked plate style cooler.
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PM me your number and ill text you prices on monday when i work next...
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Ty.....a local dealership to me wouldn't honor a warranty claim on a tcase because of the 32" tires. The guy had to borrow my 31's and go to a different dealer to get it warranty work done. I didn't know you had 4.10's...i was just asking cuz you never know. lol.



Check out Flex-o-lites selection of trans coolers. I think the 18,000lb one is perfect for a dd+wheeler. Mount it in front of the a/c condensor for a nice cool charge. They're not that much money either. Alot bigger than stock.
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Ty.....a local dealership to me wouldn't honor a warranty claim on a tcase because of the 32" tires. The guy had to borrow my 31's and go to a different dealer to get it warranty work done. I didn't know you had 4.10's...i was just asking cuz you never know. lol.



Check out Flex-o-lites selection of trans coolers. I think the 18,000lb one is perfect for a dd+wheeler. Mount it in front of the a/c condensor for a nice cool charge. They're not that much money either. Alot bigger than stock.
cool i;ll look into that

and i think if i do end up going to the dealer i'll mount up my dads stock tires from his sierra and take her in. think the BL will cause any problems?
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bl shouldn't as it doesn't change pinion or driveshaft angles, you don't have to unbolt the transmission to do it... but you never know... it depends on your mileage, because the dealership gets paid for the warranty service, as if it were customer paid work, either way... ford motor coporation may send someone to investigate if the warranty is still valid though (i was told this by my dealership, and apparently the only time they have seen this happen was someone who had their motor completely blown, like piston through the head type blown... and he was like a month of driving from the end of his warranty
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and i think if i do end up going to the dealer i'll mount up my dads stock tires from his sierra and take her in. think the BL will cause any problems?
good idea with those stock 245's from the jimmy. I don't think you'll have any issues with the lift. Heck, if you had 33's I dont think you'll have issues. But on 35's, too risky for questions IMO. lol.
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yeah 35's might be pushin it haha
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GOOD NEWS!

got the fluid and filter changed today and its 90% better. hasn't come out of gear. is shifting smoother. even seems like reverse kicks in a bit quicker. very happy about this!
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Now re-gear that mother and it'll be even better.
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