AODE / AODE-2 ReCalibration Kit FAQ
What year AODEs will your RK-AODE and RK-AODE-2 Valve Body ReCalibration kits work on?
The RK-AODE Valve Body ReCalibration kit will work on 1992-1995 AODE, AODE/W, and 4R70W transmissions. The RK-AODE-2 Valve Body ReCalibration kit will work on 1996-2000 AODE/W and 4R70W transmissions.
My transmission recently started slipping (shifting late, early, not upshifting, etc.). Will your valve body kit fix it?
The valve body kit is intended to change the behavior of a properly functioning transmission and cannot cure recently developed problems. Recently developed problems are generally the result of wear and the valve body kit will not correct it. If you have recently purchased your vehicle and are unsure if the behavior is normal, please contact us and we will be happy to help you determine if you have a transmission problem or if your transmission is operating as the factory intended.
Will your AODE valve body ReCalibration kit change the shift points on my AODE, AODE/W, or 4R70W transmission?
While installing our kit will make the shifts complete quicker and improve transmission durability, the shift points will not be changed. The shift points on these transmissions are controlled by the computer and cannot be changed reliably with valve body modifications.
What are the differences in your RK-AODE kit for the 1992-1995 transmission and your RK-AODE-2 kit for the 1996-2000 transmission?
In 1996, Ford changed the valve body gaskets and redesigned the pressure regulator valve. The RK-AODE-2 kit comes with the proper gaskets for the 1996 and later valve bodies and includes a replacement pressure regulator valve. The replacement valve has been modified to increase line pressure while maintaining proper metering of the torque converter circuit.