The newest one of Fords automatic transmissions is the Torqshift 5-speed 5R110 transmission which replaced the 4-speed (4R100) in the 2003 model year truck along with the new (at the time) 6.0 L diesel engine. The TorqShift Ford transmission design in fact has six forward ratios, but only five are advertised, with the ‘hidden’ gear only used in extreme cold weather.
The TorqShift gear ratios 1st gear through 5th gear (overdrive) are 3.11, 2.22, 1.55, 1.00, and 0.71:1. It also utilizes a computer commanded 4th gear and overdrive can be activated in 2nd gear or 3rd speed. The hidden gear ratio is 1.10:1, used under cold start conditions to aid engine and transmission warm up.
On the TorqShift, once the Tow/Haul mode is activated it can help increase a driver’s control when towing large loads up and down steep grades and automatically minimizes shifts and maximizes available torque. Upon descent, the Tow/Haul mode utilizes engine braking to help extend brake life and improve driver control. An adaptive shift function monitors the TorqShift’s performance over its lifetime, and adjusts shift pressures in real time to assure consistent shift feel and compensate for wear.
For ease of maintenance, the TorqShift’s oil filter is a spin-off style, mounted on the passenger-side exterior of the transmission. Also the TorqShift’s larger fluid lines and a larger transmission oil cooler help to assure cooler operating temperatures, even under the most demanding conditions.
Ford put together a complete system for maximum transmission life, taking a lesson from their full sized work trucks. The transmission is programmed for maximum shift quality and subsequent durability. Proper maintenance is it’s best friend, otherwise it is well prepared from the factory.
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