Commander 4WD V8-4.7L VIN N (2006)
Inspect for the transmission build date (Julian date) (Fig. 1). The transmission build date can be determined by inspection of the 20 digit
transmission identification number (DDDYxxxxxPpartnumber). The transmission identification number is stamped on the left side (driver side) of
the transmission oil pan flange. The first four (4) digits of the transmission identification number are the transmission build date, in Julian date
format. An example of a transmission identification number would be 101510492P52119684AA. The first three digits ( 101 ) of the identification
number equal the day of the year, in this case 101 equals April 11. The fourth digit ( 5 ) of the identification number equals the calendar year, in
this case 5 equals 2005. So 1015 equals April 11, 2005.
Determine if the vehicle's transmission was built on or between one of the two sets of Julian date build ranges listed below:
Julian date 0425 (February 11, 2005) to Julian date 0455 (February 15, 2005). 0425 to 0455.
Julian date 1015 (April 11, 2005) to Julian date 2345 (August 22, 2005). 1015 to 2345.
If the vehicle has the above condition, and if the transmission Julian build date is on or between the range of dates listed above, perform the Repair
Both the transmission cooler return filter and the transmission sump filter MUST BE replaced at the same time.
DO NOT use a replacement cooler return filter with a part number of 04799662AB. This filter is suspect of causing the above condition. The cooler