Hi. I just installed a fully rebuilt CD4E and torque converter into my mint 2001 Ford Escape. At first the transmission would not work at all so the company sent me a new valve body and solenoid. That helped. I drove it but imediatly after about 45mph the servo piston components blew out of it. I replaced them with new factory parts including a new piston and it happened again: ( It was caused by corrosion behind the c-clip retaining ring for the servo components(missed on the rebuild.) No big problem. After correcting the problem I drove the truck for 5-6 miles on back roads and the yellow O/D light came on flashing: ( The check engine light came on shortly after. I erased the code several times, but after a few miles it always comes back. I have a Snap on Modis with k2 Ford key available for use tomorrow from a friend. I don't think there is a Ford break out box available. I've checked the trans fluid pressures manually and I got the correct values before-some weeks ago, but now they seem off for some reason. Specified for P, N, and R is 64-76PSI. I get a good 74PSI. For OD, D, and 1 it is specified 45-63PSI but I get too high of a pressure. For D-69PSI, 2nd-106PSI, and 1st-86PSI.
The transmission shifts great, but when you put it into drive it takes a second to engage. In reverse it takes a couple seconds to engage. I don't like that. If you get stuck, you won't be able to rock yourself out because of this problem. It happened already because we had snow here.
My engine is also running rough but I think this is due to bad ignition coils though I'm not suprised if it could be related or some kind of limp mode. I ordered a full set of coils anyway. They'll be here in a couple days. I already have new plugs. To add misery to misery my starter went good bye in the meantime.
Tuesday, January 4th, 2011 AT 5:12 AM