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The time has come. Trans failed today

So the *cough* Mr. Brown *cough* built trans finally bit the dust today. I knew it was coming not long after I put it in but wasn't sure when - and in biding my time and tempting fate - the time has come. It was "rebuilt" and put in April of 2012 at 131,000. Car has a touch over 157,000 now.

No idea what croaked in it, but needless to say it sounds pretty nasty.



For the last couple years it's taken 2-3 seconds to engage reverse. With this new development, as I was backing it in the garage, it was vibrating and didn't want to move shy of 1500-1800 RPM in gear. Noise occurs independent of gear (does in N too) the trans is in, wondering if it's the pump (originally thought it was the PS pump)?

So the car is parked until I can save up to replace the converter (before it blows up) and get the trans properly gone through.

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That sounds like a roller clutch slipping; Is it supposed to be a mechanical diode, or was it stock?

You should disassemble it and take pix; they're easy to take apart if you aren't rebuilding it.

I'd look for an 02 to rebuild, there's a ton of changes.

I paid about $300 for the last one I bought; it's lasted ~3 years.

Save the 7 tooth output shaft for the rebuild; it gives you more room for wheels/tires.

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It was supposedly a pull from an '04 GT with 71k on it. So it's already got all the good changes. I'd almost pay to know what the heck he did to that thing to cause it to go out so fast. Even before its first fluid change!

I'll probably call a few places to see what I'm likely in for to get it looked at. Hopefully what was done to it by the guy I got it from (I hate to even say his name lol) and what's happening to it now aren't things that "can't" be fixed properly.

Anyone want the converter for cheap to try and blow up?

5 speed... well, maybe if I knew how to drive stick...
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I didn't either, didn't let that minor detail stop me lol

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I know, I know... priorities, what can I say.

My sister tried teaching me like 10 years ago and all I did was manage to stall it out so many times, it refused to start for 30 minutes.

A buddy of mine will probably convince me to let him teach me on his ride...

Needless to say I'm taking the Mark VIII to the eclipse next month! It's more refined and better on gas on the highway anyway.

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I know, I know... priorities, what can I say.

My sister tried teaching me like 10 years ago and all I did was manage to stall it out so many times, it refused to start for 30 minutes.

A buddy of mine will probably convince me to let him teach me on his ride...

Needless to say I'm taking the Mark VIII to the eclipse next month! It's more refined and better on gas on the highway anyway.
I don't know what your sister drove but I found it much easier to learn with a V8 than a 4 cylinder, since there's enough low end grunt to get you creeping along with minimal throttle input, which gives you the ability learn to modulate the clutch independently of throttle, and once you get the hang of that everything else is easy. Conversely the first manual car I ever drove was a Civic SI at school and I couldn't get it ten feet from the parking space without stalling it ten times, that car was much less forgiving. I don't think I ever once stalled my Cougar leaving from a stop, not even the first time. Bucking was the bigger (and more embarrassing) issue, but some blame for that may lie in the cheapie clutch and the bad tune settings.

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I learned how to use a clutch on dirt bikes, and never had a problem.

I had a bike license at 14, something they no longer allow.

I personally would go buy a JY tranny out of a Granny Car that no one fucked with, because there's no way to know what's in the controls, or anywhere else.

Additional holes are hard to find...

Take it to someone who has never heard "ford" and "transgo" in the same sentence and have them:
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  • Add all the sonnax VB upgrades (there's a superior kit with most of these)
  • Add new accumulator pistons
  • Add the thick plate VB upgrade (does the jmod without drilling)
  • Add the sonnax reinforcement upgrade (keeps the VB from getting stamped)
  • Add one piece teflon seals on the direct shaft and input shaft
  • Install new torringtons and bushings
  • Have it rebuilt with the current new stock plates (some of which are expensive)
That's about as good as it gets.

You can get billet drums for ~$200 each, but I think that's overkill for stock.

EDIT: I meant to put in links for searchers that land here:

Parts and transmissions:
https://transmissioncenter.net/produ...ory/ford/aode/

http://transmissiontechnologies.com/...70E-4R75E.aspx

https://transpartsonline.com/TRANS_P...PartsType=4R70

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Yeah it was a 4 banger Escape, not much in the way of torque lol.

Reached out to Circle D about a converter. Also reached out to a local trans shop with a good reputation... and moved the car around a bit. For the moment, when it's cold it seems to act normal. Hmmm...

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... For the moment, when it's cold it seems to act normal. Hmmm...
Lol.

It will do this.

The roller clutch is a GDMFPOS device, that when, And Only When, all the ground flat spots line up, slips like yours did. (I think ClintD pointed this up in a recent thread...)

I've heard the noise before, but only at WOT.

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It was supposedly a pull from an '04 GT with 71k on it. So it's already got all the good changes. I'd almost pay to know what the heck he did to that thing to cause it to go out so fast. Even before its first fluid change!

The Tranny you supposedly have (04, w/Mech Diode) will not do that, so you really should take it apart and post pix.

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I learned how to use a clutch on dirt bikes, and never had a problem.

I had a bike license at 14, something they no longer allow.

I personally would go buy a JY tranny out of a Granny Car that no one fucked with, because there's no way to know what's in the controls, or anywhere else.

Additional holes are hard to find...

Take it to someone who has never heard "ford" and "transgo" in the same sentence and have them:
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  • Add all the sonnax VB upgrades (there's a superior kit with most of these)
  • Add new accumulator pistons
  • Add the thick plate VB upgrade (does the jmod without drilling)
  • Add the sonnax reinforcement upgrade (keeps the VB from getting stamped)
  • Add one piece teflon seals on the direct shaft and input shaft
  • Install new torringtons and bushings
  • Have it rebuilt with the current new stock plates (some of which are expensive)
That's about as good as it gets.

You can get billet drums for ~$200 each, but I think that's overkill for stock.

EDIT: I meant to put in links for searchers that land here:

Parts and transmissions:
https://transmissioncenter.net/produ...ory/ford/aode/

AODE,4R70W,4R75W,4R70E,4R75E: TAT | Auto & Transmission Repair | Online Parts Store

https://transpartsonline.com/TRANS_P...PartsType=4R70
Not totally relevant to the topic:

Are those PATC transmissions really just 2800 bucks? I don't know that just seems reasonable to me. I was looking at Lentech 4R70Ws and they're around the same price. I don't know exactly how much a performance rebuild runs but I know it's not a few hundred bucks lol.
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Not totally relevant to the topic:

Are those PATC transmissions really just 2800 bucks? I don't know that just seems reasonable to me. I was looking at Lentech 4R70Ws and they're around the same price. I don't know exactly how much a performance rebuild runs but I know it's not a few hundred bucks lol.
I haven't bought their tranny's so I can't say.

I'd search. The web roots out BS fast enough.

I've bought a whole shitload of their parts; great service.

I'd buy one of their TC's before I'd buy many others, sight unseen.

A performance rebuild consists of a rebuild with good parts; the list of 'good parts' is where people differ.

One-piece teflon seals instead of scarf cut; Raybestos Blue frictions; Kolene steels; sonnax parts out the wazoo; a 2002 with a thick VB plate and the reinforcement addon; New accumulator pistons; new Torringtons; new clutch seals; forged intermediate shaft; teflon-coated pump gears; ... there are a few options.

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Eeessshhhhh, that sounds horrible!

As for the MT thing, I learned on my dad's 4cyl Nissan hardbody pick-up truck back in the late 90's. It was a bit touch and go for a while not stalling out, but the way he taught me was to feather the clutch out slowly without putting any gas into it in order to get the truck rolling forward on its own power at idle. Once I learned that and was comfortable with that, then I started learning how to apply gas while taking the clutch out. Once I learned that.....I learned the "art" of dropping the clutch at WOT .

Really though, it's not hard. I'd say just learn how to feather out the clutch first without stalling before learning how to apply gas and letting off the clutch.

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Ive not heard good things about the transmissions referenced above. But, then, I know a guy.

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Darrin has made a few (hundred, thousand?) extremely good transmissions.

Good to see you around.



There's some new vendor arrangements here, I saw somewhere; You might be interested, IDK.

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Ive not heard good things about the transmissions referenced above. But, then, I know a guy.

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I'd LOVE to have you build this thing D. In fact I was originally planning on having you do it back then but I think that's right around when you were having some shop difficulties...

Logistics is the thing. You're about 4, maybe 5? hours away from here so I don't mind driving it down, but I would love to hear your thoughts on that vs. how much it'd cost to strap to a pallet and ship freight (and also what the heck you think he might've done to that thing since I'm guessing you've seen his "work" explode in the past ). I can call or feel free to PM for details. Or... if I'm better off having you grab a new core and going through it.

Wife and I and a large group are going to Japan in a couple months so we'd be looking at a winter project, most likely.

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Well, step one is out of the way.

Just paid the invoice for a new Circle D converter. A 9.5" 3400-3600 stall single plate unit. Once that shows up I'll start to get the car disassembled so I can get the old hunk of junk out of it. The Japan trip is less than 6 weeks out so this is going to be on the back burner until we get back, but at least I've "officially" started the accumulation of parts! Who knows, maybe I'll have mustered the motivation to get the car in the air before we leave!

After that I'll have Darrin build up a core of his liking to pick up, and take the old heap to him as well so he can rip it apart to see what the heck the other dude did (or didn't do) to it.

On a side note, I took the car for a spin around the block a week or so ago. I was listening closely and despite it acting "normal" while all the fluids were cold, I did notice the whiney "pumping" sound for about a second as the converter locked after the 1-2... Hmmm...

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If you took it apart, you would find that the clutch seals are all worn down and hard, and the teflon ones on the shafts are leaking like crazy.

The plates will probably look good, unless something burnt while it was freaking out. Hard to know unless you look.

The one piece seals are much better than the old scarf cut seals, so the new one should last for a lot of years.

3400? I thought this was a street car...

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Making some progress on the replacement.

Slowly making progress getting the underside of the car ripped apart over the last 6 weeks, and last night my buddy brought his friend's trans jack over and we yanked the thing. Came out easily, which was nice. No shavings or particles in the pan or fluid that I could see either...

I'm serious - if anyone wants the old converter, it's theirs to experiment with for whatever it costs to ship.

Not surprisingly (to me - OR to Darrin), the trans that came out of the car is a 97 trans, NOT the 2004 trans I paid Alan for back in 2012. I wouldn't be surprised if all he did was take it out to put the TC in and clean it then paint it gray (all the tags were painted over) before reinstalling it... Which would explain why it failed after 157,000 miles - 130,000 miles of normal use then 27,000 miles of relative abuse. We'll know for sure after I take it to Darrin and let him tear it apart to see what the story behind it really was.

Darrin will be working on my new trans next week. If I have it my way, I'll have this thing back together before the end of the month.


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Not surprisingly (to me - OR to Darrin), the trans that came out of the car is a 97 trans, NOT the 2004 trans I paid Alan for back in 2012. I wouldn't be surprised if all he did was take it out to put the TC in and clean it then paint it gray (all the tags were painted over) before reinstalling it... Which would explain why it failed after 157,000 miles - 130,000 miles of normal use then 27,000 miles of relative abuse. We'll know for sure after I take it to Darrin and let him tear it apart to see what the story behind it really was.
If you are implying what I think you are implying, I'm sorry if this happened to you. This might be a good lesson for everyone -- its always good to mark up a piece of hardware you are sending out for repair work just to make sure what you receive in the end is what you are expecting to get. Even if you are "ruining" the originality of some item, let's be real here: it's not like we are talking about some unobtanium parts like pre-war BMW or 70s Lambo bits. One other explanation could be that you received 2004 trans guts in your original case -- I don't know if that would fit or if that makes sense (I'm not an auto transmission guy), but if my proposed scenario was true you SHOULD have gotten an explanation here.

I remember using an etcher to carve into some GT40 heads I sent out to a friend of a friend to have some SS valves installed. I knew I could see the SS valves in the returned product but I just wanted to just make sure that the heads i got back were the exact same heads I gave the guy. Unlike with reman parts, I didn't want to introduce any additional variables here (I knew what was wrong with MY heads).
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Well, I know he did *something* to the trans between when I dropped it off and when I picked it up, because the 4-3 shift seemed much improved and the shifts were different. Maybe all he did was swap on a different valve body. Grog's first sentence in post 2 may have hit the nail on the head after all.

In any case we'll know after Darrin rips it apart to see what's in it. He did say "if that has 97 stamped on the case just behind the bell, then that means it’s a 97" and that "It’s got stock 97 internals." He's seen his share of transmissions "built" by AB in the past, so I'm gambling that he's right about it, unfortunately for me. In any case, I learned my lesson (more than once - first after taking the car back from him and finding issues, and now again after seeing this fine example of 'being taken for a ride') - and just hope that this serves as an example for anyone else out there who may consider doing business with AB/DD in the future.


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The difference will be obvious; the mech diode and basket, iirc, are different looking.

You will be SO happy with a fresh rebuild!

One word of advice: Don't use Only the brown spring. Especially with a high stall converter, lol.
It makes the 1-2 brutal.

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Well, 9 months later and she's back on the road!

The Circle D converter has better low RPM creep than the DD converter but loosens up when you get on it so it feels like it's about the same stall (supposedly 3400-3600). Lockup is much improved; I have my tune set up to lock the converter more or less immediately after the 1-2 shift (to keep noise/attention to a minimum and also to help a bit with economy) around town and before, the application of the clutch would sometimes do what I wanted (quick but not jarring application) and sometimes slam like I was at WOT, shaking the whole drive train and car along with it. In my time on the roads this afternoon, consistently a smooth application - just how I wanted it.

Trans shifts are very precise. Quick and uneventful, no loud "clank" sounds like the old one made when shifting. I haven't beaten on it yet but my first impressions are very good so far. I'm tentatively planning to take it out for an "extended" drive tomorrow (I'm taking it to work and tomorrow I'm heading to Huron, which is about 35 miles at 75 MPH) to see how it behaves on the open road.

I asked Darrin for a brief breakdown of the details of what the build consisted of (e.g. which parts from which year trans, valve body/spring setup etc.) which I imagine I'll be getting when he does the teardown of the old one. He and I both expect it to be the stock 97 trans; I figure DD might've slapped a different valve body on it but the internals... not counting on anything but stock 97 hardware there. For posterity (and kicks!) here's what I was told I would be getting... and I now see how he was masking his true intentions by virtually begging me to let him install his hackjob so I wouldn't catch on right away!
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Call and order that unit, go to ext 137 the guys name is hap, if you can have someone out of state order for you you won't have to pay tax. To get out of paying a core tell him who is coming to get it and it is a builder, that relieves them of all warranty and makes it worth them to not get a core back. They are 3 miles from me I can pick it up, take it apart and inspect it all, switch a 7 tooth output shaft into it with solid sealing rings, upgrade the direct to 7 friction, change the overdrive band to high energy, weld the snap ring on the reverse drum, install a sonnax overdrive servo pin, and a sonnax pressure regulator valve, mod the valvebody and put a new filter on it. You'll have roughly $350-$400 in parts and labor and it will handle 400hp with ease, by other peoples standards that would be an 800hp transmission. Bring your old transmission I will get the lever, extension housing and output shaft from it. I have a set I can use to have the unit ready to go when you get here. The 11 inch converter you have is 2400 stall or higher. 3000 is a very mild improvement and will cost you the same as a 3500 because we have to go to a 10 inch to get there. other choices to make are to use a cast aluminum pan or not and a lube mod or not. You should really consider having me install the unit. I can do the job in a few hours and knwo all the tricks to make it right. The cooler lines are really what makes me say that as it isn't a big deal to me to upgrade the lines to 3/8, doing it yourself would be a very difficult thing, if it needs a rear main seal or even a pinion seal I can do that while I have it on the lift without much additional labor. I run into a bunch of people who want to save a little by installing the transmission themself, it really isn't worth it to most people because the cooler lines are muich easier to upgrade while the transmission is out, the cooler lines on salt belt cars are usually dangerous, both of mine were. To me the transmission install is simple, to a guy on his back in the driveway it is a complete challenege. My wife has watched me remove one in 15 minutes, that is no lie. I had the car ready to go racing after doing a converter swap in less than an hour. Granted my back was much better then and the car had been apart recently. If I have the car here for the entire job I can guarantee you will nto have any problems. When you go do it in your driveway I just wait to see what tiny little thing is going to become a huge nightmare. I shipped a transmission back here from florida because the owner didn't replace his broken off vss. the little stuff that makes carry in transmissions a big ordeal. I do them all the time but if bringing the car here is at all possible I highly suggest it, you will be time and money ahead.
Darrin gets props for another job well done on this one. Pleased with his attitude, knowledge, attention to my needs, professionalism and candor, and product.
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Brandon, I just wanted to stop in and say I am sorry you are having similar issues to what happened to me, that converter noise that mine made when it let go still haunts me. Yours was a bit deeper sounding than mine was. I'm glad you got it all sorted out. I too ultimately took the Circle D plunge. I went with the triple disk 4200 stall and have no regrets, but I'm also only driving it at the track and for fun now a days. I hope all is well!

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I love that New Tranny Feel.

Wait... That doesn't sound right.


I'm happy you are back on the road, with a reliable setup.

It's a pain feeling like it could die at any moment.

I eagerly await the video; I have popcorn ready.

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Brandon, I just wanted to stop in and say I am sorry you are having similar issues to what happened to me, that converter noise that mine made when it let go still haunts me. Yours was a bit deeper sounding than mine was. I'm glad you got it all sorted out. I too ultimately took the Circle D plunge. I went with the triple disk 4200 stall and have no regrets, but I'm also only driving it at the track and for fun now a days. I hope all is well!
Good to see you still around Chris. Far too many of the good ol' guys have vanished lately!

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If I lived closer, I'd come help you move.

There's nothing quite the same as being able to do it "your way."

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