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Five Ford Cars That Have Used 4R70w Transmission

4R70W is one of the most popular transmissions by Ford. The transmission is a revised version of Ford’s AODE transmission and was launched in 1993. It has been used in a number of cars manufactured by Ford, and the customised version of this transmission is now offered by many transmission manufacturers.

Ford launched its first 4-speed automatic transmission with overdrive, AOD, in 1980. This was followed by the AODE transmission which featured electronic controls in 1992. AODE was again redesigned in 1993, and 4R70W transmission was launched. For enhanced gearset strength and take-off acceleration, the transmission featured lower first and second gear ratios.

Ford used this transmission in a number of its cars until 2004 when the company again revised the design of the transmission and launched 4R75W.

  • Lincoln Mark VIII

  • Ford Expedition

  • Ford Mustang

  • Ford Crown Victoria

  • Lincoln Town Car

Lincoln Mark VIII

It was in Lincoln Mark VIII that Ford first launched the popular transmission. The 2-door coupe was first launched in 1992 and received a facelift in 1997. The newer version of the car had improved transmission for enhanced reliability and durability. The company discontinued the production of Mark VIII in 1998, and it was replaced by Lincoln LS.

1998 Lincoln Mark VIII
1998 Lincoln Mark VIII

Ford Expedition

Launched in the year 1996, Expedition is an SUV from Ford. The car is based on F-150 pickup of Ford and has a number of similar components. The expedition went through a major facelift in the year 2003, and its 4R70W transmission now had improved control software to ensure that the transmission can understand the towing requirements automatically. It used an innovative computer logic which was able to understand changes in road conditions and load.

Ford Expedition Limited EL
Ford Expedition Limited EL

Ford Mustang

Mustang is one of the most popular cars from Ford. It was first launched in 1965, and its 6th version is still very commonly used for stock car racing, drag racing and sports cars racing all over the world. The 3rd and 4th generation of Ford Mustang came with this transmission which was replaced by Ford’s Tremec T5 transmission in the 5th generation in 2005. The currently available 6th generation of Mustang is available with Ford’s 6-speed manual or automatic Getratag transmission.

2008 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500
2008 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500

Ford Crown Victoria

Ford Crown Victoria is a sedan launched by the company in 1992 and was discontinued in the year 2011. The sedan used the platform of Ford Panther, and most of its suspension and powertrain components were similar to Mercury Grand Marquis and Lincoln Town Car. It was Ford’s first few cars to get the AOD transmission which was replaced by the AODE transmission in 1993. For the 1995 model, the AODE transmission was replaced by 4R70W for better performance.

2007 Ford Crown Victoria LX
2007 Ford Crown Victoria LX

Lincoln Town Car

Lincoln Town Car was marketed by the Lincoln arm of Ford between 1981 and 2001. The car used Ford’s AODE transmission until 1997 which was later replaced by the heavy-duty 4R70W transmission in 1998. The car went through a facelift in 2002 when the transmission was upgraded to the latest 4R75W transmission. The car was one of Ford’s best-selling cars in the United States and Canada and was discontinued in 2011.

Lincoln Town Car
Lincoln Town Car

Conclusion:

This 4R70w transmission is now offered by a number of transmission manufacturers for buyers looking to handle the large amounts of torque and horsepower produced by Ford engines. The manufacturers like Gearstar also offer a wide range of customization options to ensure that the transmission perfectly suits your drive.