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Old 02-27-2007, 04:14 PM
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Exclamation 4r55e 5r55e Ranger / Explorer Transmission Problems - CLICK HERE

I am making a sticky for the numerous people with transmission problems. If you own a ranger or explorer you might be experiencing numerous shifting problems. If you would feel free to post here so we can have a running record of problems and multiple people who can assure that we have a correct fix.

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I have the 5R55E in my 02. Had shifting problems taken care of while still under warranty. There's still a hard shift from first to second, after a hard launch, usually trying to make the advanced green turning light. The next 3 or 4 stop lights will have a hard shift into second after that, somewhat like a cooling off period. Can't figure it out.

Anyway, someone posted about a shift kit that would help my symptoms. Haven't looked into it yet, but still in the back of my mind.
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I bought my 04 with the 5R55E about 3 weeks ago (31K miles). During the test drive I did notice hard shifts both up and down from 1-2-3 and 3-2-1. Also noted that when shifting from D to R it took about 4 full seconds for the shift to take place.

Took it to the local Ford Dealer and they did an overhaul. Drives great now. Parts repalced were:

F77Z*7153*AA, Kit, Gasket (1)
XL2Z*7A098*CA, Screen Assy (1)
4L5Z*7D034*AA, Band Assy (1)
4L5Z*7A100*BA, Control Assembly (1)
1L5Z*7B164*BA, Plate Assy, Drive (4)
F77Z*7B442*AA, Driven Plate, Steel (4)


Diag statement on the dealer receipt says the above problems I described was caused by "burned bands and clutches".

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PS: Here's a link to a shift kit for the 5R55E - Click HERE
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Cool 2001 Ranger tranny problem

My 2001 2WD Ranger (3.0 engine, auto tranny) is having problems. When it makes its initial upshift from first to second, it shifts hard and at a high RPM. The overdrive light starts to blink. Whats wrong and how much will this cost??
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i sent you a pm, it sounds like the valve body gasket problem. i can tell you that mine was under $100 to fix. which was awesome when ford wanted to put a tranny in for $4000

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flashing od explorer

I have 133000 and my Explorer od light starts flashing then the trans goes into limp mode I am going to try the valve body soleniod and new fluid I'll let you know
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while your replacing the selenoid you should replace the gasket.... it wont cost much more

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My 05 ranger 3.0 2wd with a 5r55 was slipping when shifted into drive. It took me over 10 trips between 3 different dealerships before they did an overhaul. The thing that kills me is all the dealerships saw it slipping but it didn't throw any codes so they won't do any thing until I decided to be an ********* to them
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well the 05 doesnt have the known valve body issue... im not sure what it could be
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if anyone has this problem we can supply you with all the parts needed to this repair or help you out with a exchange rebuilt valve body,

as to filing these units when there is no fill plug the oil must be pumped into the trans though that small drain/fill plug untill it jt runs out lightly when running and fully warmed up to operating temps. or we can furnish you with a deeper alloy pan that has a dipstick adapter built into the kit

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guys, my repair manual is now online!!

http://www.ford-trucks.com/article/i...dy_Gasket.html

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guys, my repair manual is now online!!

http://www.ford-trucks.com/article/i...dy_Gasket.html

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Excellent.

What part of this job takes the most time? Meaning, why the 5 hours?

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dropping the pan and pulling the valve body, than reinstall
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Does the 2004 5R55E have this issue?

I ask because FORD recently rebuilt my tranny (see above post) but I don't know if they used any "upgraded" parts, if applicable.

Thanks for any info.

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as far as i know, the answer is no.... they have a selenoid stick as far as i know

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