The OLD design Manual Lever Position Sensor / Transmission Range sensor, from a Grand Marquis
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TSB 95-2-12 E4OD Diagnostic Trouble Codes and/or Harsh Shift Concerns - Water Intrusion of the MLP/TR Sensor
Publication Date: JANUARY 30, 1995
1989-1994 BRONCO, ECONOLINE, F-150-350 SERIES, F-47, F-53, F-59
ISSUE: Some vehicles may exhibit a shift concern and/or a harsh engagement concern due to water intrusion into the MLP/TR sensor and vehicle harness. There may also be a number of different DTC's along with those concerns.
ACTION: Replace the MLP/TR sensor and vehicle harness connector if signs of water penetration are evident. Refer to the following for service details.
Verify the customer concern. Perform normal on-board diagnostics. Inspect the MLP/TR Sensor for signs of water contamination. If water penetration is present and/or DTC's have been set, replace the MLP/TR sensor and the vehicle harness connector with the TR Sensor Service Kit (F5TZ-7A247-A).
The TR Service Kit contains:
One (1) TR Sensor
One (1) Connector Assembly
One (1) "Red" Pin Separator Plate
One (1) 6-Pin Grommet
One (1) 8-Pin Grommet
One (1) 7-Pin Grommet
One (1) Instruction Sheet
PART NUMBER: F5TZ-7A247-A
PART NAME: TR Sensor Service Kit
(POSSIBLY Motorcraft SW5978
, Wells F433)
OTHER APPLICABLE ARTICLES: NONE
WARRANTY STATUS:Eligible Under The Provisions Of Bumper To Bumper Warranty Coverage For 1992-94 Models, Basic Warranty Coverage For All Other Model Years.
DESCRIPTION: Perform Electronic Transmission Diagnostics, Replace MLP/TR Sensor
TIME: 2.0 Hrs.
TSB 98-24-06 New Electrical Terminal Grease Released for Service
Publication Date: NOVEMBER 25, 1998
1983-1999 CROWN VICTORIA
1983-1999 CONTINENTAL, GRAND MARQUIS
1988-1992 MARK VII
1993-1998 MARK VIII
1996-1997 COUGAR, TOWN CAR
1981-1997 F SUPER DUTY, F-250 HD, F-350
1981-1999 ECONOLINE, F-150, F-250 LD
1984-1990 BRONCO II
1997-1999 EXPEDITION, MOUNTAINEER
1999 SUPER DUTY F SERIES
1984-1999 F & B SERIES
1988-1997 CARGO SERIES
1996-1998 AEROMAX, LOUISVILLE
ISSUE: Ford Motor Company has released a new Electrical Grease (F8AZ-19G208-AA)
to reduce the possibility of moisture corrosion at the terminals.
ACTION: Add the new grease during electrical connection repair.
CAUTION: ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR GREASE SHOULD NOT BE USED IN HIGH VOLTAGE CONNECTIONS FOR SPARK PLUG AND COIL WIRE APPLICATIONS.
PROPER USES OF THE NEW ELECTRICAL GREASE INCLUDE:
DO NOT USE ON:
Spark Plug Wires
Spark Plug-to-Coil Connections
Low Current Flow Switches (12V Systems less than 0.1 amp)
THE DANGER OF CHANGING THE ATF
I'm no slushbox expert, but this is how I understand it:
A) Starting with a good trans & the right fluid, over time, debris is generated in the trans due to normal wear & contamination. The fluid contains detergent additives that keep this debris suspended in the fluid until it can flow back to the filter to be removed.
B) But the fluid only contains SO MUCH detergent. So if it's not changed on-schedule, the debris doesn't get suspended, and it settles out all over the trans. But this alone doesn't cause any immediate problems, which is why so many people neglect the trans fluid for so long.
C) Eventually, someone realizes how old the fluid is, and changes it with fresh detergent-rich fluid. This begins to break up the deposits, but it also loosens large chunks, which can block up the valve body's fine passages & ports, causing MAJOR damage.
D) From what I've seen, there are 2 possible ways to avoid this damage:
1) rebuild the trans
2) change the filter & fluid once, using decent aftermarket ATF. It's also a good time to add the drain plug kit. Then drive 50-200 miles to break up most of the deposits. Then change the fluid & filter again, using MotorCraft Mercon. If the trans goes out after that, it was going out anyway.http://www.fcsdchemicalsandlubricants.com/Main/quickref/atf.pdf