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Curious to know more about the 4R70W transmission from Ford? This overdrive transmission is an updated version of the AOD trans that first appeared in the 1980s. The 4R70W has earned itself a positive reputation for its heavy duty performance, low gear ratios and budget friendly price point. Let’s learn more about the 4R70W and why this may be the perfect fit for your vehicle.

Which Vehicles Use the 4R70W Trans?

The 4R70W trans is similar to the AODE automatic transmission from Ford. It’s slightly different than the AODE because it has a lower first and second gear. It also uses a mechanical diode instead of a roller clutch. These improvements allow the 4R70W transmission to have added durability and a lower speed acceleration.

The 4R70W transmission is used in popular applications such as the Ford F-150 Series pickup trucks, Lincoln Town Cars and Mercury Cougars. The four-speed automatic overdrive transmission was built by Ford Motor Company, with the “4” representing four speeds, the “R” standing for “R”eal wheel driver, “70” torque and “W”ide gear ratios. However, you can also use the transmission in four-wheel drive in combination with a transfer case.

How the 4R70W Stands Up to Rugged Use

Ford introduced the 4R70W in 1993, and it has been used in a wide range of vehicles since this point in time. Probably the best vehicle for the 4R70W is the Ford F-150 Series pickup trucks. F-150s have been some of America’s best-selling vehicles thanks to its versatility and good looks. F-150s are available in both two-wheel and four-wheel drive configurations, along with the option to get a short or long bed.

While some people purchase F-150s as their everyday vehicle, many use them for work-related jobs. This means that the trucks are often overused and overworked, taking a toll on the truck and its transmission. Fortunately, the 4R70W gives the Ford F-150s and other vehicles their fierce and rugged reliability.

If you have a Ford vehicle and want to upgrade your transmission to the 4R70W, Gearstar is the custom builder for the job. From the time you place your order, only one qualified technician will work on your transmission. Ask all the questions you want - we never outsource any of our work or switch technicians. We want all transmissions to get the most attention possible.