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Here's the 1996 Bronco/F-Series Workshop Manual
|Section 07-03A: Transmission, Manual, M5OD|
1996 F-Series and Bronco (under 8500 lbs. GVW) with 4.9L and 5.0L Engines Workshop Manual
CLEANING AND INSPECTION
- Rotate the bearings in a cleaning solvent until all lubricant is removed. Hold the bearing assembly to prevent it from rotating while drying it with compressed air.
- Lubricate the bearings with approved transmission lubricant. Wrap them in a clean, lint-free cloth or paper, until ready for use.
- NOTE: Bearings that have been removed using special service tools may have been damaged simply due to the tool design. Be sure the following checks are made to determine if the bearing can be put back into service.
Inner Ring Raceway — While holding outer ring stationary, rotate inner ring at least three revolutions. Examine raceway of inner ring for pits or spalling. If pits or spalling are unacceptable, replace the bearing assembly. Light particle indentation is acceptable.
- Outer Ring Raceway — While holding inner ring stationary, rotate outer ring at least three revolutions. Examine raceway of the outer ring from the same side as the raceway of the inner ring. If raceway is spalled or pitted, replace the bearing assembly. Light particle indentation is acceptable.
The bearing must be replaced if damage is found in any of the following areas:
- Radial cracks on front and rear faces of outer or inner rings.
- Cracks on outside diameter or outer ring (particularly around snap ring groove).
- Deformation or cracks in ball cage (particularly around rivets).
- Lubricate bearing raceways with a slight amount of clean oil. Turn the bearing back and forth slowly until raceways and balls are coated with oil.
- Hold bearing by inner ring in a vertical position. Vertical movement between the inner and outer rings is acceptable. Spin outer ring several times by hand (do not use compressed air). If roughness or vibration is noticeable or the outer ring stops abruptly, the bearing should be cleaned again and lubricated. Roughness in a bearing is usually caused by foreign particles in the bearing, which comes from inside the transmission case (7005). If bearing is still rough after cleaning and relubricating three times, it must be replaced.
- Hold bearing by the inner ring in a horizontal position. Spin outer ring several times by hand (do not use compressed air). If bearing is still rough after cleaning and relubricating three times (if not done in Step 2), it must be replaced. If bearing passes the visual inspection and spin tests, it can be reinstalled in transmission (7003).
DIAGNOSIS GUIDE — BEARING FAILURE CONCERNS
Transmission, Manual, M5OD
- The Service Life of Most Transmissions Is Governed by the Life of the Bearings. The Majority of Bearing Failures Can Be Related to Vibration or Contamination of the Fluid. Some of the Biggest Reasons for Bearing Failures Are:
- Worn out due to other part failure.
- REMOVE, DISASSEMBLE and CLEAN the transmission, then REPLACE damaged parts. (Necessary to RESET bearing preload if any tapered bearings are replaced.)
- Damage due to towing vehicle further than 50 miles with driveshaft installed. Mainshaft tapered bearing and needle caged bearings are especially susceptible to damage.
- Same as above. PROVIDE correct towing procedures to tow operator.
- Fatigue of raceways or rollers.
- Wrong type or grade of lubricant.
- Vibrations break-up of retainer and brinelling of races.
- DETERMINE cause of vibration and CORRECT. Otherwise PROCEED as above.
- Bearings tied up due to chips in bearings.
- Same as above. REPLACE damaged parts.
- Bearing set up too tight or too loose.
- Improper fit of shafts or bore.
- Same as above. REPLACE any shafts or housing section with improper fit.
- Acid etch of bearing due to water in lube.
- Same as above. IDENTIFY and CORRECT source of water entry.
- Same as above. COMPARE gross combined weight of vehicle and trailer to rated capacity.
- Incorrect preload causes faster wearing of the bearings, due to incomplete contact area.
- Same as above. Be sure to FOLLOW preload setting procedure in this Manual.
- Pocket bearing not lubricated due to missing, damaged or misinstalled input shaft oil dam.
- REPLACE damaged components and make sure of proper oil dam installation. REFER to the appropriate transmission section in this group. CHECK for proper installation of the snap ring on the mainshaft next to the oil dam.
- Pocket bearing not lubricated due to damaged oil baffle in the input bearing shim pack.
- REPLACE damaged components making sure the oil baffle is not damaged during reassembly.
DISASSEMBLY @ 1996 Bronco/F-Series
Assembly @ 1996 Bronco/F-Series
PSOM is the Programmable Speedometer Odometer Module
When I thought my PSOM was bad, I shipped it to DNA SPEEDOMETER
, Tampa, FL, but a nasty lady at the UPS store tossed my Well-Wrapped and labeled, "THIS SIDE UP, FRAGILE" shipping box into the a hamper despite my request to handle it as described. I contacted the stores owner, he came over in 10 minutes, saw the box laying at bottom of hamper and relieved the woman permanently. He shipped it for free. DNA speedometer folks said the odometer section was stained upon receipt.
DNA has Excellent service!
They offer a, "Get a free repair quote" and and FedEx $10.00 flat rate ground shipping.
➡Plus Shipping Insurance
ASAP, find out if speed control recall work, if equipped was completed. If you still have concerns about Recalls, please contact the Ford Customer Relationship Center:
US: 800-392-3673 | CA: 800-565-3673
Note: 3673 spells "FORD" on phone keys
For the hearing- or speech-impaired: Please contact the Telecommunication Relay Service by dialing 71
... have VIN ready.
"Summary: ON CERTAIN PICKUP TRUCKS, PASSENGER VEHICLES, SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES, AND MOTOR HOMES CHASSIS, THE SPEED CONTROL DEACTIVATION SWITCH MAY, UNDER CERTAIN CONDITIONS, LEAK INTERNALLY AND THEN OVERHEAT, SMOKE, OR BURN. THIS COULD RESULT IN AN UNDERHOOD FIRE
To confirm current status, use this guide by jowens1126 @ 93 & 94-96 Cruise Control Recalls Repair
Note that the 93 recall is different than the 94-96 recall.
96 Bronco Owner's Guide, Maintenance Schedules & Parts and Accessories by Ford @ Owner Manuals | fleet.ford.com
96 Bronco Dealer Brochure @ https://www.ford.com/cmslibs/conten...sovers/bronco
96 Bronco Quick Tips Brochure Excerpts & some Eddie Bauer options @ 1983 Ford Bronco 96 EB Bronco Brochures pictures, videos, and sounds | SuperMotors.net
See 96 Chassis & Engine Service Manuals @ 1996 Ford Truck Service Manuals - Google Drive
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Haynes Red Manual for 80-95 Bronco & F Series @ Hanes guide 80-96 bko f series.pdf
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See my mostly recovered site by member schwim @ Ford Bronco And F-150 Links - FORD BRONCO
It contains boo-koo component repairs, installation & parts sources.
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