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4F27E Vehicle Compatibility – Makes & Models
Ford EcoSport 2.0L
Ford Transit Connect 2.0L (2010-2013)
The Ford 4F27E is a strengthened 4-speed F4EAT automatic. It now has a four-element torque converter that includes a torque converter clutch and geartrain with two planetary gearsets, a transfer-shaft gear final drive, and a larger differential.
4F27E Diagnostic Trouble Codes | DTC
|P0711||Transmission Fluid Temperature Sensor Circuit Range/Performance|
|P0712||Transmission Fluid Temperature Sensor Circuit Low Input|
|P0713||Transmission Fluid Temperature Sensor Circuit High Input|
|P0714||Transmission Fluid Temperature Sensor Circuit Intermittent P0715|
|P0715||Input/Turbine Speed Sensor Circuit|
|P0717||Input/Turbine Speed Sensor Circuit No Signal|
|P0718||Input/Turbine Speed Sensor Circuit Intermittent|
|P0740||Torque Converter Clutch Circuit Malfunction|
|P0741||Torque Converter Clutch Circuit|
|P0742||Torque Converter Clutch Circuit Stuck On|
|P0743||Torque Converter Clutch Circuit Electrical|
|P0744||Torque Converter Clutch Circuit Intermittent|
|P0748||Pressure Control Solenoid 'A' Electrical|
|P0750||Shift Solenoid 'A'|
|P0751||Shift Solenoid 'A' Performance or Stuck Off|
|P0752||Shift Solenoid 'A' Stuck On|
|P0753||Shift Solenoid 'A' Electrical|
|P0755||Shift Solenoid 'B'|
|P0756||Shift Solenoid 'B' Performance or Stuck Off|
|P0757||Shift Solenoid 'B' Stuck On|
|P0758||Shift Solenoid 'B' Electrical|
|P0817||Transmission Fluid Pressure Manual Valve Position Switch Reverse with Drive Ratio|
|P0817||Starter Disable Circuit|
|P0840||Transmission Fluid Pressure Sensor/Switch A|
|P0960||Pressure Control Solenoid A Control Circuit/Open|
|P0961||Pressure Control Solenoid A Control Circuit Range/Performance|
|P0962||Pressure Control Solenoid A Control Circuit Low|
|P0963||Pressure Control Solenoid A Control Circuit High|
|P0972||Shift Solenoid A Control Circuit Range/Performance|
|P0977||Shift Solenoid B Control Circuit High|
|P0979||Shift Solenoid C Control Circuit Low|
|P0980||Shift Solenoid C Control Circuit High|
|P0982||Shift Solenoid D Control Circuit Low|
|P0983||Shift Solenoid D Control Circuit High|
|P0985||Shift Solenoid E Control Circuit Low|
|P0986||Shift Solenoid E Control Circuit High|
4F27E Technical Service Bulletins | TSBs
TSB 14-0002 – 2-3 or 2-4 upshift flare, lack of third and/or fourth gear, along with multiple DTC’s – 4F27E Transmission
2008 – 2011 Ford Focus
Problem – The Ford Focus 4F27E transmission problems associated with this technical service bulletin include a 2-3 or 2-4 upshift flare, the lack of third and/or fourth gear, and the following transmission diagnostic trouble codes: P0733, P0734, P0751, and/or P0972
Solution – Install a direct clutch repair kit, which will include all the parts necessary to cure these problems
Common Problems with the 4F27E
Slipping and no reverse
Problem – It’s not uncommon for the 4F27E to experience severe slipping and/or no reverse.
Solution – This problem may be caused by a leaking reverse air bleed capsule, which is caused by a deformed check ball inside of the valve body
Noticeable delay in forward gear engagement
Problem – The 4F27E may experience a noticeable delay forward gear engagement when you place the shifter in Drive. It may also experience premature forward clutch failure.
Solution – This problem may be caused by a rough finish inside of the forward clutch drum, which can in-turn damage the forward clutch bonded piston seal.
Torque Converter Issues: The torque converter is a fluid coupling that transfers engine power to the transmission by using transmission fluid to spin a pump that pressurizes the ATF inside the gearbox. A common issue with the Ford Focus 4F27E Transmission is failed stader/pump bushings inside the torque converter, or a faulty torque converter clutch control valve inside the valve body. If either of these parts go bad, you can experience slipping between gears (usually 3 > 4), and a pronounced shudder or shaking at low speeds.
Failed Valve Body Accumulators: One of the most common Ford 4F27E transmission problems is unusually hard shifts. This condition is typically caused by a broken transmission accumulator, which are basically spring-loaded dampers that absorb the extra fluid pressure that instantly builds up when one of the shift solenoids actuates a shift. If the spring goes bad, that instant rush of fluid pressure will cause an unpleasant driving experience, along with internal damage if the actuators aren’t changed.
Another common problem is overheating. This happens when the moving parts inside the transmission are creating more friction heat than the ATF can remove. The most common cause of this condition is towing heavy loads, driving in stop/go traffic, or on mountain roads where the transmission has to shift a lot.
Updates to Remanufactured 4F27E Transmissions
- Remanufactured pump, with new line bore bushings to eliminate leaks and provide superior flow and durability.
- Remanufactured valve body, with complete system correction and recalibration kit, improves pressure control and shift quality.
- Remanufactured and improved torque converter tested for leaks, concentricity, and balance. Upgrades exceed OE requirements and eliminate the possibilities of front seal leaks, premature bushing wear, and vibration.
- All new, bushings installed in key locations to improve internal fluid flow control and fluid pressures.
- Complete system correction and recalibration kit installed to address several OE flaws. Modifications include updates to servos, the PR system, and valve body accumulators.
- Heavy-duty recalibration kit installed to reduce slippage and increase durability.
- Complete road simulation using a dynamometer testing program called C.A.R.S. (Computer Aided Road Simulation). Every transmission is cold and hot tested before shipment.
How to Buy a Remanufactured 4F27E Transmission
1) Buying Locally
When you go to your local repair shop, they’ll order a remanufactured 4F27E transmission, then mark up the price. So at the end of the day, you’ll be paying 15% to 30% more than the actual cost of the unit.
2) Buying Online
Buying a reman transmission through a company like Street Smart Transmission will save you a considerable amount of money because you pay the wholesale price (avoiding a repair shop’s 15% to 30% markup), they’ll ship the unit to the shop of your choice free of charge, and returning your old transmission is free as well. Then all you have to pay for is the labor to install the unit (usually $400 to $800), and you’re on your way.
How Does it Work?
To order a remanufactured 4F27E transmission from a company like Street Smart Transmission, all you need to do is provide your vehicle’s VIN number, the mileage, and the address of the repair shop that you want it shipped to.
Replacing a transmission can be expensive, so Street Smart Transmission offers financing through PayPal Credit. Depending on your credit, you’ll be able to order a new transmission, get back on the road, then pay for it over time. You may have to pay labor charges for the installation up front, but you won’t have to shell out for the transmission all at once.
When it comes to shipping, a transmission is quite heavy. So you’re going to pay quite a bit of money, unless the reman transmission company offers free shipping. Street Smart offers free shipping to a business address, which is usually the repair shop that you’ve chosen to install the unit.
What is a Core Charge (Core Deposit)?
Every remanufactured transmission originally came from somebody else’s car. Therefore, they need your broken transmission in order to refurbish it for another customer.
Your old/damaged transmission is called a “core”, and many companies will collect a core charge (usually $500 to $1500), which will be refunded once they receive your old transmission. (Street Smart does not charge an up-front core charge.) Make sure to ask any company for their core return policy, so you’ll know what to expect.
We recommend Street Smart Transmission. We have found Street Smart to be of the highest quality. Their transmissions carry a 3 year / unlimited miles warranty that covers both parts and labor. Their warranty is nationwide and attached to the VIN so it is transferable with ownership if you decide to sell the vehicle. It also covers both parts and labor for the installation of the replacement transmission.
Watch the Remanufacturing Process
How it Works
Finding a Shop to Install the Remanufactured Transmission
For warranty purposes, you need to find a reliable repair shop. That way, if the replacement transmission doesn’t work properly, the warranty will cover it.
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