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Old 07-20-2014, 03:48 PM
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New truck couple questions on E4OD

I just picked up a 96 and had a couple question on the transmission. Had an issue with the poser steering pump pulley that ended up wiping out the transmission cooler line, thankfully it only lost two quarts before it was shut down.

Now that it is all back together I have a couple questions and since I only had driven it once not sure if it was always like that and common but when the shift to drive or reverse is not quick and unlike my 4R100 you dont actually feel it go into gear. The trans shifts great going down the road they are all nice and firm shifts and no slipping. The other thing I noticed is that after I shut it down I can get under truck and hear what sounds like the trans fluid filling draining back into the pan. I do know the trans was rebuilt prior to the last owner but not sure who rebuilt it or what all was done. Will be driving it home in the next couple weeks and just wanted to make sure this sounded normal before I mess up the trans driving it a few hours home.

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Old 07-21-2014, 06:55 PM
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That sounds about right as far as shift delays goes. It takes a second or two for my '97 to sort out which gear I've put it into, and I can hear a slight difference coming out of park, but it's subtle, and if you have your foot firmly on the brake, there's no real motion. If you're backing into a spot, you have to wait after shifting or it'll start forward then slam around the mechanism.

I can't say I've listened for fluid draining back down. Check the fluid level, and if it's OK, you're probably fine.

If there's no transmission temperature gauge installed, you'd do well to add one. The stock transmission cooler is perhaps a bit undersized, and heat + automatic transmissions = rebuilds. Keep the fluid cool, don't abuse the transmission, and it should last a long while.
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