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Transmission Band Adjustment Specification Chart

Discussion in 'Explorer & Ranger Transmissions, Transfer Cases, &' started by BrooklynBay, April 23, 2006.

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      Low/Reverse Band

      B2,
      Thanks for the welcome and rapid response. Since there is no Low/Reverse Adjustment Stud, is there any type of adjustment or check to verify correct Low/Reverse band adjustment/operation? I'm assuming that the Low/Reverse Servo Assembly actuates the Low/Reverse Band. Is there any need to check and/or adjust the Low/Reverse Servo Assembly? Thanks again.
       
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      Check the servo tip to see if it's broken. There is a repair part called an extendo tip for repairing broken servo tips, but you have to be careful since a tip that is too long will cause the band to drag. You could check the length with a depth gauge.
       
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      I have a question the other day I adjusted the bands and had some issues. Actually I had my dad do it....He has been a mechanic for 20+ years and he's the only one who touches my truck. Well anyways he loosened the first nut and placed the torque wrench on the bolt after several turns it was apparent that the bolt was not going to tighten down. He continued and eventually the bolt tightened down to 10ft lbs. The same was for the second adjustment, but when we went to drive it.....it wouldn't move in reverse at all and forward it had to be revved up to 3 grand and it barely moved. So we backed them off until it finally moved.....It didn't "solve" the problem but made it better and not as frequent. Anyone ever had this problem? Should I just keep adjusting them in until it stops and forget about the 10ft lbs? The bolts would turn with your fingers it wasn't like it was being cranked on with a wrench....

      Thanks in advance.....
       
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      Yeah we did that with 2 different torque wrenches and it wouldn't move....??
       
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      quick question so i dont have to read through 7 pages of posts.

      When it says, 2 turns back, that means two complete revolutions correct? as in 720* of rotation?
       
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      Yes, it means exactly two turns (720 degrees) back/out.
       
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      I went out and bought a torque wrench to perform this operation. When I crawled under the Explorer, I was surprised to find the gear shift cable and mounting bracket were in the way of the adjustment bolts and locknuts and have to be removed to do this adjustment. I should have known it sounded too easy to be true.
       
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      Correction to my previous post. I went back to the band adjustment immediatley above the gear shift selector and tried to get to the locknut from the back side with a wrench. There is more room from that angle to work.
       
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      today i replaced two side servo's and the valve body tomorrow i will find out if it fix my first to second flare
       
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      Please everybody update us with your results!
       
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      today i filled the transmission took it for a test drive the same problem does not shift in to second gear right its a soft shift feels like it shifts again finelly to third i just dont know has to be something i did when i rebuilt it
       
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      Did you put that repair kit they make in the servo bore? Adjust the bands?
       
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      the bore is perfect also has larger servo bands been adjust twice once i justed it od two turns out immediated two and a half turns no change i even turn it to two turns nothing happen the immediate cluches was brunt out two frooze together when i bought it now i believe i might have put the seal on the piston wrong
       
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      im sorry im wrong it was direct clutchs burnt together
       
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      Does the Explorer have a transmission computer or does it use the PCM?
       
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      Interesting side note... I have SCT tuning software, which allows you to tune the transmission electronics in the PCM. Unfortunately for me, not knowing absolutely everything about electronic automatic transmissions, I would be nervous making too many changes to one in the tune. Anyway, cool that it can be done.
       
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      question??? does adjusting the bands,put your shifter in the right places...i have a 95 explorer,and when i put it in gear,(like DRIVE) it goes to 2 to drive,OR sometimes 1.when i put her in park,it dont go to the "p" it stays in between the "p" and the other?what do i do?
       
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      Welcome to this forum! You are referring to the shift indicator on the steering column. The bands are in the transmission, and they are designed to hold the drums where the clutch packs reside.
       
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      so how can i tell what type of band i have?single or double?it has been rebuilt so is there a way too tell or do they have to replace it with what came out it?
       
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      It's possible to upgrade the double wrap band for a singe wrap band. You will have to use the single wrap apply strut. It was probably upgraded if it's rebuilt since the double wrap band is not made anymore.
       
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      yea it was rebuilt a couple months ago but i just put a shift kit in and wanted to check them.so go with the single band spec?
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      You should contact the shop that rebuilt it to eliminate any guess work. It might still be under the warranty, so be very careful what you say when you talk to them. I would assume that opening it to perform an alteration would void the warranty.
       
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      OK, I did a band adjustment on the 5R55E last Saturday,
      marking the studs with white-out so I could count the
      original turns and compare with the new.

      After adjustment, the OD band was turned in for a net
      gain of 1/4 turn, and the intermediate band wound up
      with 1/8 of a turn OUT from the stock setting....????

      This is on the 00 Sport with 127,000 miles on the clock, and
      owned since 34K so I'm certain the bands have never been
      adjusted.

      The 1/4 turn IN on the OD band tells me there's minimal wear
      on this band, but what about the 1/8 turn OUT on the
      intermediate? Has my trans found the Fountain Of Youth and
      is getting newer as it ages.....?????:D
       

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