Ford Motor Co. expects the seven assembly plants that stopped production after discovering a substandard part in the automatic transmission used in several vehicles, will return to full output Monday (May 1). The problem was found in the 4R70/75 4-speed rear-wheel-drive automatic transmission, according to a Ford spokesman. It involves the clutch mechanism that enables smooth shifting between first and second gears. Ford would not identify the supplier, but a source tells Ward’s it is a ...

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