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Youngbeginner
04-21-2007, 07:22 PM
How much would it cost to replace the automatic transmission in my 1990 F-SuperDuty? It's paired to a 460.

xcopterdoc
04-21-2007, 07:28 PM
Your looking at about 2k for a Ford reman tranny. Call around and get the best price. I'd check the dealer, Jasper, and any of the chain tranny shops, plus any small indy tranny shops in your area. If you are looking for a junk yard tranny, the prices vary widely area to area, hard to say what the price would be.

Rizzo
04-21-2007, 08:04 PM
We just replaced one in a 1992 E350 PSD and it ran about $3000 installed with a 3 year 36k mile warranty. It was a new one from Ford but installed by a very reputable trans shop.

Gravel Rat
04-21-2007, 08:29 PM
The one expensive part will be the emergency brake assembly which is the tail housing that bolts to the end of the transmission. It is a dealer only item and there are bearings there that usually go.

I would have the original transmission rebuilt with heavier parts and you should be good to go. The F-Superduty trucks haul enough weight a transmission designed for a 3/4 ton isn't strong enough.

Good Luck

twj721
04-21-2007, 08:39 PM
MY dad jsut had his auto matic OD in a Ford F150 94model I think any way the local repair shop told him the best way to go was a Ford Reman trans it come in ready to stab in and with a nation wide warranty for 36 months and not for sure what the mileage was either unlimited or 36K outthe door price was $2150.00

Scag48
04-22-2007, 02:25 AM
Last year my dad put a reman tranny and a super heavy duty torque converter in his F350. It was $3,500 out the door with a 3 year/30,000 mile warranty or something like that on both the tranny and converter.

Youngbeginner
04-22-2007, 03:44 PM
Thanks for the help guys. It seems that it should be between $2,000-2,500 for the tranny.

Dstosh
04-22-2007, 04:59 PM
Something happen with the new truck? I know that feeling

Youngbeginner
04-22-2007, 05:23 PM
Dtosh-

Nothing has happened yet, but with 94,000 miles, I am getting prepared for something to go wrong. Hopefully not this summer though.

Gravel Rat
04-22-2007, 05:55 PM
Change the oil and filter in the transmission and have some of the oil tested to see how much metals are in it. The biggest thing for a automatic is keep them from getting hot so a good transmission cooler is a must. I don't know if a E4OD transmission can use a good quality synthetic or not but that may help.

If you pull the transmission dipstick out and look at the oil if it smells bad and looks black as tobys azz then the transmission has been overheated.

I wouldn't get worried about break downs before they will happen. If you own anything with tires it is going to cost money when it breaks down :laugh:

twj721
04-22-2007, 11:37 PM
Dtosh-

Nothing has happened yet, but with 94,000 miles, I am getting prepared for something to go wrong. Hopefully not this summer though.

If it is any comfort my dads 94 F150 had 146,000 on the transmission before it went out

Youngbeginner
04-23-2007, 12:27 AM
If it is any comfort my dads 94 F150 had 146,000 on the transmission before it went out

Thanks man! Let's hope!

stroker51
04-24-2007, 12:08 AM
My cousin just put a brand new Ford tranny in his 97 F250 with a 351, should be basically the same, for 1800. A buddy of his with a repair shop did the install on a barter deal, but the tranny was 1800 from ford out the door, 3 year/36k warranty. Who knows what your truck did before you had it, but for what it's worth my uncle has 260K on his original E40D in a 97 Powerstroke, and my best friend's dad has 300K+ on his in a 96 diesel. These trucks haul, A LOT, hay, cattle, horses, mini hoes, skid steers, whatever, yours may last a while yet, i'm hopin mine in my new/used 89 450 diesel holds up a while yet too.