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Posted: Sat Feb 21, 2009 5:27 pm 
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I remember reading somewhere that the ba trans doesn't need to get serviced for 100k is this true? and also just wondering if it is worth servicing mine as the car now has 126k although the car is still smooth, i rekon it could be smoother, could it just need an oil change?
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 Post subject: Re: ba transmission
Posted: Mon Feb 23, 2009 9:37 pm 
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Ford reckons that the oil will last the life of the transmission - How long is the life of a transmission? - It has to be serviced every 12 months or 20K & it will last a long time. How long would the engine last if you only changed the oil & filter every 100K - Not very long!

That is one of the reasons they deleted the auto dipsticks from late EF's - on + they don't mention trans servicing in the owners manual servicing schedule,But it says to change brake fluid,change p/steering oil,service A/C etc.
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Posted: Mon Feb 23, 2009 10:14 pm 
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Like he said^^^^^^^^^^^. The oil does get contaminated with clutch & band lining material, as well as metal from parts wearing in & out.
I think this tranny had about 160K on it, never before serviced.

 

 

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 Post subject: Re: ba transmission
Posted: Mon Feb 23, 2009 10:49 pm 
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Those brass pieces are from the heat exchanger in the radiator - put an external cooler & by-pass the radiator completely!
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Posted: Tue Feb 24, 2009 6:02 pm 
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In the planetarys in the auto, what do they use for bearings????, are they brass bushes or needle bearings????

 

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Posted: Sun Mar 01, 2009 6:38 pm 
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They have needle rollers between the inner pin & the gear,with thin brass washers for the end float clearance.If those washers wear out,The box whines like mad & the pan will be full of ground up cast iron paste.If you show those photos to a radiator reconditioner,He'll tell you what it is.
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Posted: Sun Mar 01, 2009 8:30 pm 
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mine let go today in my ba.. it is whining like crazy in the first 2 gears now... it had its auto service at 98000 and has 111000 on her now and has a huge pwr tranny cooler on it. but im putting a bit more power thru it now... im hoping to get a box from a xr8 or xr6t and putting a 3000+ stall in her

 

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Posted: Sun Mar 01, 2009 8:40 pm 
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servicing wont fix any problems, as dirty oil is symptom of damage already done.

its also debatable whether if its a good idea to change/flush the oil in a moderate/high km auto. Has been reported that an auto thats running fine can have the oil changed, then all of a sudden show its age.

theory is that all the contaminates in the oil in a worn box act as a friction maker on worn parts and keep gears from slipping.

all this is from info ive picked up, please correct me if im wrong !!
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Posted: Sun Mar 01, 2009 8:45 pm 
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i wouldn't doubt it ay, seems to me if it ain't broke don't fix it or it or something else will give way.
(not giving advice by all means)

 

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Posted: Wed Mar 04, 2009 10:00 pm 
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If it is serviced at regular intervals from new - excluding abuse, by all rights it should last a decent amount of time.My brother in law had an EF wagon that he bought new & when he traded it on an AU, It had 398K on it - original trans that was looked after.

Ever heard a transmission that whines loudly but changes with engine RPM's? That is the pump cavitating - being starved of oil because the filter is blocked.If it is changed regularly,That will never happen - It's the same as an engine oil filter.
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