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Matt have you sent this to the FTE staff to put in into a sticky on the top of this forum? This is such a big known problem with the A4LD/4R44E/4R55E/5R44E/5R55E in the Ranger/Explorer/Aerostar. I should know I did loads of them as a Ford Trans Tech.
I went to the dealer to pick up the filter and separator plate...the filter kit was no problem...on the other hand, the separator plate was the issue. I could get a separator plate, but I had to buy an entire assembly that included the valve body, solenoids, etc... that costs approximately $700+. Basically, you can now NOT buy the separator plate w/gasket as a separate component.
Therefore, I'm looking for some direction/help again:
- Should I still replace the filter?
- Should I try to fill in the broken gasket area with some sealant?
- Should I try to fill in the broken gasket area with a mocked up gasket?
I kind of belive the guy because he turned the computer around and showed me that he could not order it separately...
Now, I did call earlier in the day and it seemed that I could order the part separately (at least that's what the day guy said)...sounds a little fishy!
Does anyone have a part number?
I'm going to try to go there during the day to get the day time parts department instead of the afterhours like I did tonight (sidenote: their parts department is open 24 hours from Mon-Fri...pretty sweet I think)
Unless, someone could hook me up with the part? I have no problem paying!
Lastly, I did call another Ford dealer and they said that they could not order the separator plate as wel...
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