Excessive Vibration Felt in Vehicle while Driving - Fluid Leaks from Rear of Transmission on Ford E-150

Problem Description and Possible Solution

This concern relates to vehicles equipped with the E4OD and 4R100 automatic transmissions. Fluid leaks from the rear of the transmission and excessive vibration felt in the vehicle while driving can be caused by a lack of lubrication to the rear of the transmission and rear seal failure. The extension housing (rear portion of transmission) can lose lubrication if the fluid supply hole becomes clogged. This leads to rear seal failure from lack of lubrication, and can cause bearing failure in the extension housing. The extension housing and gasket should be replaced and verify the fluid supply hole is clear of debris.

Problem Data
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Average mileage: 198,000 (198,000–198,000)
Drive Train affected: Automatic Transmission
12 model years affected: 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, more1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2007
13 people reported this problem
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scraping noise in rear of van with vibration throughout body under load at highway speed.