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Well at least beer is always a positive outcome :beer For sure getting the lines off the back of the engine is the hardest part. I found the plastic disconnect tools to work best, and if I remember correctly, the two lines are different sizes, so you'll need different disconnects. I used a ladder and leaned a hand on the engine with a pad between my hips and the side of the truck. Honestly, having the right tool is key or you'll spend an hour hunched over and that sucks.

Here's where I got the details on the tranny pan. A drain plug is a great upgrade IMO.
http://www.fullsizebronco.com/forum/23-technical-write-ups/130945-e4od-transmission-fluid-filter-change.html
 

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Well at least beer is always a positive outcome :beer For sure getting the lines off the back of the engine is the hardest part. I found the plastic disconnect tools to work best, and if I remember correctly, the two lines are different sizes, so you'll need different disconnects. I used a ladder and leaned a hand on the engine with a pad between my hips and the side of the truck. Honestly, having the right tool is key or you'll spend an hour hunched over and that sucks.

Here's where I got the details on the tranny pan. A drain plug is a great upgrade IMO.
http://www.fullsizebronco.com/forum/23-technical-write-ups/130945-e4od-transmission-fluid-filter-change.html
Perfect, thanks!
 

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Finally some more work done! I jumped in to more transmission work this past week.

I picked up a remote start trigger and got it set-up. I also pulled the main wire to the distributor so the engine wouldn't start, but just bump over.


Here the remote underneath the car


It only took 4 bumps to get the drain to the torque converter lined up (maybe I was lucky)


I let it drain for an hour or so


Then I loosened the pan and let it drain out the edges for a bit. Then removed all the bolts and used a jack to slowly lower the pan. All in all it was pretty easy, although a bit messy. Save up cardboard for this job.




The bottom of the trans looks good, but there was some gunk in the old pan. I'm not sure what's normal to see and I also can't say when this fluid was changed, so who knows.


The magnet was real gross


Here the trans minus the pan and old filter




Next steps will be to put on the new filter and pan, then get to work on the new lines and cooler.
 

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Got the new filter in along with the filter bracket that many install. I've never had an issue with the filter moving, but seems like cheap insurance.


I also removed the old trans cooler. First the hard lines so it could be tilted and drained.


Here she is, pretty rough looking after 24 years of service.
 

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looking good. You can flush out the trans lines with brake kleen. Make sure you have the bolt on holding bracket on the trans filter.

I dont know if you have done it yet, but I would change out every bit of the small hard plastic vacuum lines under the hood. I used silicone lines. They work great.
 

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looking good. You can flush out the trans lines with brake kleen. Make sure you have the bolt on holding bracket on the trans filter.

I dont know if you have done it yet, but I would change out every bit of the small hard plastic vacuum lines under the hood. I used silicone lines. They work great.
I'm replacing all the lines, so no need to flush, but it's good to know that's an option. And the bracket is bolted on with the filter.

Good call on the vacuum lines, I'll add it to my list. Is there a kit or did you make your own?
 

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it took me about 20 feet of line. i got 25 to be safe. The parts stores sell a little kit of vacuum fittings, you will need one. Where the 3 vacuum solenoids are for the EGR, TAB, TAD, they share a common vacuum source, so you have to use a "T" on the first and second valves. Those came in very handy.



The other end of those lines is not the simplest thing to get to. Its on the very back of the motor.



Also some of the lines will have a vacuum line connector on the back of the motor. You will want to completely get rid of that. Study your vacuum Diagram on your core support. Once you completely understand it, replace one tube at a time.

Complete vacuum harness.
 

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Thanks for the pics, that's really helpful. Not looking forward to getting at everything on the back of the engine, but it needs done.
 

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New pan is officially in. I used new hardware which I ended up having to order. I couldn't find anything similar locally and ford wanted like $4 per bolt for the OE part (LOL, no). I also started the process for removing the old hard lines from the trans. I think my biggest challenge will be routing the new lines. Everything is so damn close to hot exhaust.

 

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I was able to spend some time under the truck today and think about the new cooler line install. I think I'm going to go ahead and keep the stock lines, at least until in front of the axle. They're in good shape and it looks like a pain to try and fit my new lines in around the exhaust. In front of the axle I'll tap into the hard lines and add the external filter and all the routing to the rad and cooler.
I'd also planned on adding a thermostat, but I'm not sure I'll have the room, so that may be skipped. I'll still throw in the temp gauge, just need to finalize where I'll tap in for that. There's a few threads on that topic, but opinions are like a-holes and the advice seems to vary.
 

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are you talking about a temp gauge for the coolant or the transmission?
Trans fluid temp. I've seen some put the temp sender right into the trans, some on the line exiting the trans, some on the return line.
 

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Thanks for the link to your thread, the pics are helpful. I'm using a Derale mount also, but mine has the ports on top and doesn't have the extra spot for the temp sender. I should still be able to make it work. What type of temps do you see?
 

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Now that the track season is winding down, I'm less distracted by the M3, so time to get back to the Bronco. The goal was to finish up the new trans cooler lines, but that lead me to the front of the truck where I'd been putting off dealing with the core support. In the end, I don't see any reason to finish and mount the new cooler, only to have to break it all back down again. So, core support, here we go!
I think I have the pretty typically rot, at least in the mid-atlantic and rust belt.



So today I removed the battery, front bumper, grill, battery tray, drained the cooling system and took out to upper and lower radiator hoses. Since I'm taking it all apart I'm going to swap most of the cooling system at the same time. To be continued...

Earlier this week I took care of the drivers side window, which hasn't worked in many years. I'd already ordered a new regulator and motor, it was just a matter of getting the old stuff out. Turns out that's a real pain. Of course the regulator is held in with rivets... Like many other write ups and videos of this process, I ended up cutting out some unnecessary metal. This is before things were cleaned up, but you get the point



And here's the old stuff next to the new motor



I put the new regulator in with screws, rivets seemed not worth the effort. The window works great now :beer
 

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Forgot to add this a few months ago, but I ebay'd a stock radio

 

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Things are coming apart!



Parts are ordered and on the way.
 

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New radiator has arrived, looks to be a good fit. I test fit my hardware for the trans fluid and it all worked fine.


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A delivery almost everyday. Today was the new fan clutch, belt, hoses, core support and water pump.


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