September 30, 2005
Ford E4OD, 4R100 transmissions often have problems with converter overheat, codes 62, 628, 1744, high line pressure and low cooler flow. The OE valve can close off critical converter/cooler circuit under high-demand situations, causing the TCC to drag on and glaze the lining at idle, or restricting converter/cooler charge during high load, leading to converter slip codes, overheat and lube failures.
Sonnax drop-in line-to-lube pressure regulator valve 36424-04K corrects these problems with a patented internal line-to-lube passage with anti-drainback check valve and a revised balance-end orifice. While drilling the pump casting will allow full-time flow to the cooler circuit, it is not precise and allows converter drainback, causing delayed engagement complaints. A revised balance end orifice is built into the valve and ensures sufficient oil is fed to the end of the PR valve to keep the valve in the proper regulating position and further preventing converter/cooler flow restrictions.
Vacuum testing at the port(s) indicated fails to hold the recommended minimum in-Hg, or if wear is visually detected.
NOTE: Values are with OE valve in place. Due to integral line-to-lube design in the Sonnax pressure regulator valve, vacuum testing may not be possible without modification.