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Old 09-29-2013, 05:09 PM   #1
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Ford Transmission R140M "chatter" on new 2013 Vans ???

Anybody having annoying transmission "chatter" above 45 mph on new 6 gear auto transmission - model R140M (?) I think ? V-10 Triton engine combo. Really annoying - can be heard even while playing chassis radio or other music device in vehicle.

Would love to hear of anyone's experiences with this noise issue - any success is resolving issue thru Ford warranty ? Believed to be solenoid induced or what ??
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Old 09-29-2013, 11:39 PM   #2
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Re: Ford Transmission R140M "chatter" on new 2013 Vans ???

The vans even through 2014 have the 5R110 which has 6 gear ratios, but they still call it a 5-speed because only 5 of the gears are used at a time ("4th" has 2 different ratios).

I have never heard any noise from that transmission. Have you looked underneath for debris caught on the driveline? Even just a piece a of tape can make a surprising amount of noise.
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Old 09-30-2013, 10:14 AM   #3
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Re: Ford Transmission R140M "chatter" on new 2013 Vans ???

I'm guessing you have a new van? Or a new replacement transmission?

In either case, I'd take it back to the Ford dealer (or shop that replaced the trans) and get them to listen to it make the noise.

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Old 10-03-2013, 04:31 PM   #4
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Re: Ford Transmission R140M "chatter" on new 2013 Vans ???

This van and transmission is brand new. Nothing caught under chassis to generate this noise. Transmission is as described, I believe -- Model # R140M.
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Old 10-03-2013, 05:12 PM   #5
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Re: Ford Transmission R140M "chatter" on new 2013 Vans ???

Did a search on 'R140M" on the Ford.com site and received no hits whatsoever.

Did a search on 'R140M' and 'transmission' on Google, and the only related hit that came up was your post here.


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Re: Ford Transmission R140M "chatter" on new 2013 Vans ???

Last week I happened to be in the shop when one of the mechanics had a new 15-passenger E-350 up on the lift for its first service. Noticing that the van's tranny looked completely different than the Torqueshift in my '07 I asked the guy which transmission Ford was putting in them now. He replied that he didn't know - it was something new. But the pan looked smaller and different than the one on my '07, and there was no external oil filter either.
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