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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 04-04-2012, 11:00 PM Thread Starter
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E4od Fluid Change

Can anyone tell me how much fluid an E4od will take with a complete drain including converter? I don't have the truck with me right now, so I don't know if it has a deep or shallow pan. I bought filters for both, but I won't know for sure until I get back home this weekend. It's in a 1995 F-350 2wd dually cab and chassis behind a 7.3 powerstroke. Thanks.
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 04-05-2012, 02:52 AM
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Re: E4od Fluid Change

It left the factory with a shallow pan, as did all 4x2 E4ODs. It should take about 16 quarts to refill it.

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Re: E4od Fluid Change

Thank you so much. The auto parts stores made such a big deal about which pan I didn't know what to think. I just bought the truck, at a really good price, but they "fixed" a leaky tail stock seal and did not replace enough fluid. Now the torque converter shudders and make terrible noises going into lock-up and overdrive. I'm going to see if this will be a miracle cure, or if the trans needs rebuilt. The trans itself works fine shifting and makes no noises cruising. Just afraid the torque is shot. Again, thank you very much.
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Re: E4od Fluid Change

Yep, 4 gallons is what it took. I didn't see any metal, other than a little on the magnet in the trans pan. The torque converter drain is too small for anything to fall out. It still shudders and grinds going into lock-up, but not near as bad. And the fluid was darn near black. Other than that the trans shifts okay. Sometimes it will wind up a bit before shifting to second. It's quiet while driving. I'm going to get it looked at and pray I can get away with just a new TC. One thing that baffles me is the "off" light on the overdrive blinks. It works and will turn OD on and off just fine though. Maybe there's an honest trans man in my area that can help. Thank you very much for your help.
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Re: E4od Fluid Change

The blinking light means there is a transmission code stored in the PCM. A good trans shop can read that code and use it to diagnose what's wrong.

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