Ford 4F27E transmission: essential information, types, features & technical parameters

Ford 4F27E transmission: essential information, types, features & technical parameters

Ford 4F27E transmission is a classic automatic gearbox with electronic control, hydraulic torque converter and planetary gear sets, installed on Ford and Mazda cars. It has 4 gears and a manual shifting mode. It was first released in 1998 and is still used now on many cars. This gearbox was co-developed by the Ford Motor Company and Mazda Motor Company. This is one of the most popular transmissions installed on cars of these manufacturers.

Technical specifications of Ford 4F27E transmission

Gearbox code Max engine capacity, L Max engine torque, N⋅m Car layout Model applications
4F27E (FN4A-EL) 2.3 200  FWD Ford Fiesta 7; Mazda 3; Ford Ixion; Mazda 323; Ford Focus 1, 2; Mazda 5; Mazda 2; Ford C-Max; Mazda 6

Common malfunctions of ‌Ford 4F27E transmission

  • Clutch packs burn out rather quickly. This results from some design features of this gearbox and the transmission control unit settings, which cause overloading of the unit.
  • Brake bands wear out prematurely, causing harder shifting to certain gears.
  • Seals of the pump get leaky.
  • Teflon sealing rings of the pump and rear cover wear out which results in leaks as well.
  • The planetary gear set has a short lifespan.

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