What are some common problems with Ford automatic overdrive transmissions?


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The most common problems with Ford automatic overdrive transmissions are internal clutch failure, governor failure and the T.V. cable needing adjustment or replacement. The most frequent cause of these problems, aside from normal wear, is overheating of the transmission.

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Governor replacement and T.V. cable adjustment or replacement are repairs that can, if the problem is identified early, be performed at a fraction of the cost of a transmission rebuild or replacement. In the event of an internal clutch failure, technicians consider the transmission to have failed. The most cost-efficient means of preventing a problem is switching to a high-quality synthetic automatic transmission fluid and changing the fluid and filter at the recommended intervals. For large and heavy vehicles, an aftermarket transmission cooler is recommended by many mechanics.

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