FORD AX4N - NEW PUMP SPACER PLATE TO VALVE BODY GASKET
CHANGE: A new design pump spacer plate to valve body gasket was implemented during the 1998 model year for all models of the AX4N transaxle.
REASON: To eliminate the possibility of unsupported gasket material breaking off and sticking valves in the valve body. Find Car Repair? The valve most commonly stuck has been the by-pass clutch control valve causing no converter clutch engagement.
(1)A large portion of the previous design gasket has been removed to prevent unsupported gasket material from breaking off and entering the valve body, as shown in Figures 1 and 2.
Pump Spacer Plate To Valve Body Gasket (New Design) ............................. F8DZ-7A136-AB