Easing harsh engagements on Lincoln LS 5R55S

5r55s Before or after an overhaul, 2003 and newer Lincoln LS vehicles equipped with the 5R55S transmission may exhibit a complaint of harsh engagements and/or harsh up-shifts (especially the 1-2), with no codes stored in the PCM. This complaint will typically come into ATSG’s technical hot line as the reason the vehicle came to the shop in the first place. During overhaul the solenoid assembly was replaced and at times a complete valve body yet the problem remained. The cause may be a PCM that is incorrectly controlling solenoids producing high main line pressure. This style transmission has three pressure control solenoids with which to control shift feel. Pressure Control Solenoids A, B and C otherwise referred to as PCS A, PCS B and PCS C. Read more
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Project Sublime has four wheels again

  After months of setbacks due to work and personal reasons. I have finally got around to getting the front suspension re-installed onto Project Sublime. This includes powdercoated components by Night Owl Powdercoating, Energy Suspension bushings, new lower control arms, new ball joints, new sway bar links and bushings also by energy suspension and finished up with 2″ drop springs. I also plan on installing new inner/outer tie rod ends and using Energy Suspension boots throughout as well. The front end sits much better, though I need to install some bump stops as none are currently installed. Then on to the back… Read more
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