FORD 4R44E/4R55E/5R55E DELAYED ENGAGEMENTS AND / OR SLIPPING
COMPLAINT: Some vehicles equipped with the 4R44E/4R55E may exhibit delayed engagements in forward and / or a slipping condition. Get more Car Scanner?
CAUSE: One cause may be, that the Extension Housing Lube Orifice may have been left out of the valve body causing a loss of line pressure.
NOTE: 1997 EXPLORER BUILT BETWEEN 4/15/97 AND 6/2/97 MAY NOT CONTAIN AN EXTENSION HOUSING LUBE ORIFICE DUE TO A CASTING FLAW IN THE MAIN CONTROL CASTING. IN THESE CASES THE LUBE ORIFICE IS IN THE FORM OF A SMALL HOLE IN SPACER PLATE AND THESE SPACER PLATES ARE IDENTIFIED IN FIGURE 1.
CORRECTION: Remove the valve body and ensure that the Extension Housing Lube Orifice is in the proper location, as shown in Figure 2.
NOTE: IN THE EVENT THE EXTENSION HOUSING LUBE ORIFICE IS LOST OR MISSING AND HAS TO BE REPLACED, THE ORIFICE SIZE IS .020".