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The look of the clutch and bandapplication chart is also a departure for Ford. In the past, Ford has used termssuch as
. The AWF-21 moves away fromthose old Ford names, identifyingthese clutches as C1, C2 and C3.
As with all Aisin-manufac-tured transmissions, any band or clutch pack that locks a spinningcomponent to the case, suchas a planetary gearset, is calleda
(B). The AWF-21 hastwo brakes: The B1 brake is a band which applies in 2ndand6thgears. The B2 brake is aclutch pack splined to the case.The B2 clutch applies in reverseand provides engine braking inmanual low (figure 4).The transmission control mod-ule (TCM) is easy to find on thistransmission. It looks like a manuallever position switch (MLPS), but it’sactually the transmission controller.The vehicle’s harness plugs into theconnector and the TCM plugs into thetransmission (figure 5).You’ll need an up-to-date scan toolwith CAN BUS capability to diagnosethis unit. There are only a few wireson the case connector (figure 6). Youcan remove the TCM and check sole-noid, speed sensor and transmissiontemperature sensor circuits’ continu-ity when needed (figure 7). The TCMshould be reprogrammed with the lat-est calibrations from the factory website — www.motorcraftservice.com — during every rebuild.
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