FORD E4OD - delayed forward engagement
Delayed forward engagement and/or burnt forward clutch after installing ford center support service kit f4tz7a130-b
Delayed forward engagement and/or prematurely burnt forward clutch plates may be evident on vehicles which have had the new Ford Ball Bearing Center Support Kit, OEM part number F4TZ-7A 130-B.
The cause may be, forward clutch oil leaking between the steel hub and the aluminum support ring because of mis-machining of the aluminum support ring in the area where the steel hub bolts to it.
Install a new Center Support Service Kit, F4TZ-7A130-B, that has yellow paint on the wide leg of the center support as shown in Figure 1, and a yellow dot on the shipping carton as shown in Figure 1. There was no part number change and Ford has since recalled and reboxed the defective.