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Ford a4ld, will reverse but no foward gears
« on: July 19, 2012, 08:47:33 PM »
Party involved wonders if a bad modulator valve could cause this issue. Would a bad modulator valve kill all forward gears? Would getting a new one potentially fix the problem?

I'm personally thinking it's possibly a forward clutch, but in any case it's Ford's raggedy ass 90's automatics doing what they do best.

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Re: Ford a4ld, will reverse but no foward gears
« Reply #1 on: July 20, 2012, 11:33:23 AM »
I'm not sure. But i've got one in my yard that does the same thing. It doesn't seem to be an uncommon problem.

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Re: Ford a4ld, will reverse but no foward gears
« Reply #2 on: July 23, 2012, 02:59:30 AM »
Does it have fluid in it?

If so, put a fork in it, it's done!

The A4LD was a turd in its heyday. Weak and prone to blowing up if not maintained properly.
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Re: Ford a4ld, will reverse but no foward gears
« Reply #3 on: July 23, 2012, 08:25:12 AM »
Does it have fluid in it?

If so, put a fork in it, it's done!

The A4LD was a turd in its heyday. Weak and prone to blowing up if not maintained properly.
Party involved had stuck a fork in it about the day after I posted this. :lol:

The mechanicals of the truck were well taken care of, so how it failed(Besides the simple fact that it's a Ford A4LD) is a mystery. My personal assumption is either they towed a single thing with it once, or that a fluid line broke, fluid drained out of the tranny and the previous owners drove it without realizing it until it collapsed.

On a semi-related note, I don't think I've ever seen one of these transmissions work properly in years. Every one I've ever ridden with has to sit there and search for at least one gear.
« Last Edit: July 23, 2012, 08:26:03 AM by revolt015 »

_(: 3 ⌒゙)_ (⌐■‿■)  し(*・∀・)/ The valves and the piston had a little party and they all ended up with a hangover. d(˚∇˚d)  (n∀)η ε=ε=ε=┌(;*Д`)ノ

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Re: Ford a4ld, will reverse but no foward gears
« Reply #4 on: July 23, 2012, 05:53:32 PM »
The one in my exploder does work properly. Hell the fluid is even clean and not burnt. It kinda scares me.