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Old 10-10-2018, 10:15 PM
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Coincidentally, I'm doing a bunch of work on this truck:


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I have no idea what the cost,source, or PN is, but I like it.
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That's neat, I bet anything ford racing doesn't come cheap!
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Old 10-11-2018, 11:29 PM
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Instead of the doorman add a drain kit off amazon I decided to just go ahead and order a factory 4r100 pan at the dealer.
Is there any recommended specific order to tighten the bolts down in? Or just start in the centre and use a Chris-cross pattern?
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Old 10-12-2018, 12:09 PM
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This is straight from the service manual:
Originally Posted by 1996 Bronco/F-Series Workshop Manual, Section 07-01A: Transmission, Automatic, E4OD, IN-VEHICLE SERVICE, Procedure revision date: 06/22/2000
CAUTION: Cork gaskets and elastomeric gaskets are not interchangeable. If you remove a cork gasket, replace it with a cork gasket. If you remove an elastomeric gasket, clean, inspect and reuse gasket unless damaged. Be careful not to cut or bend elastomeric gasket.
  1. NOTE: A unique transmission pan and pan retaining bolts are required to use the new elastomeric gasket for past model service. The cork style gasket will be retained for past model service where a new transmission pan is not required. If the transmission pan is damaged and requires replacement, a kit will be made available. This kit will contain a transmission pan, elastomeric gasket and 20 pan bolts having an increased thread length to accommodate current and past model usage.

    If transmission is equipped with a cork gasket, discard it and install a new cork gasket. If transmission is equipped with the new elastomeric reusable gasket, clean, inspect and reuse unless damaged.
  1. Install transmission pan and bolts using a 10mm socket. Tighten bolts to 14-16 Nm (10-12 lb-ft).
  1. Remove safety stands and lower vehicle.
  1. Fill the transmission to proper level with Motorcraft MERCONŽ Multi-Purpose Automatic Transmission Fluid XT-2-QDX or MERCONŽ equivalent
No tightening sequence is shown or described.
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All good info, thank you. I will do my own sequence than! start in the centre and Chris-cross back n forth until complete.

So it sounds like I need different bolts too-than when I switch to this new pan and gasket?
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I seem to have stopped up that pan leak with the reusable gasket and 4r100 pan.

Now a question I have is about the transmission dipstick:
The fluid only is on one side of the dipstick when I check the level?This seems odd to me

I am checking the fluid with truck running, in park and on a level surface.
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When you pull the dipstick out, you trail fluid up the tube. When you reinsert it, the dipstick collects some of that fluid, which is the source of your confusion. To avoid it, LEAVE the dipstick out for several minutes - long enough for most of the fluid to run down out of the tube to the pan. When you read the level, read the highest point that the fluid is ALL THE WAY AROUND the dipstick - that's where it went into the fluid in the pan. Anything above that is from the tube, and should be ignored.

The same thing can happen to the engine oil dipstick. If you plan to check a fluid level using a dipstick in a narrow tube, pull the dipstick up a few inches, and leave it there to drip for a few minutes. Then, it won't trail any fluid up the tube.

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Ok, I will try that. My best theory was that maybe my dipstick is slightly bent and when I go to pull it out it scrapes the side of the tube removing all the fluid from that side and thus only reading on one side.
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