Ford Mustang Service Manual: Special Testing Procedures

Transmission Description (Description and Operation)

The 4R70W has the following features:

  • Wide ratio gears
  • Four speeds
  • Rear wheel drive
  • Automatic
  • Electronic shift
  • Torque converter clutch control
  • Line pressure controls

The transmission uses Ravigneaux-style double-pinion gearset with two bands, one one-way roller clutch, one mechanical diode and four friction clutches to produce four forward gears and Reverse.

4R70W Automatic Transmission

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    Pinpoint Tests - OSC Equipped Vehicles
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    Leakage Inspection
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    Other materials:

    Bearing Whine
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    Rear View Mirrors (Diagnosis and Testing)
    Rear View Mirrors (Diagnosis and Testing) Refer to Wiring Diagrams Cell 124 , Power Mirrors for schematic and connector information. Special Tool(s) 73III Automotive Meter 105-R0057 or equivalent Flex Probe Kit 105-R025B or eq ...

    Heater Core Backflushing
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