Serious Explorations Ford Explorer and Ranger Message Board
#1 Resource for Ford Explorers and Rangers for 20 years 1996-2016

Searches Only

Ford Explorer Generation Guide

2017 Explorer Forums Elite Membership Chat Elite Rides Reviews Gallery
Go Back   Ford Explorer and Ranger Forums "Serious Explorations" > Ford Explorer Ranger Repair - Troubleshooting - Modifications & Detailing Forums > Explorer & Ranger Transmissions, Transfer Cases, & Differentials


Explorer & Ranger Transmissions, Transfer Cases, & Differentials Transmissions, Transfer Cases. A4LD, 4R70W, 4R44E, 4R55E, 5R44E, 5R55E, M5OD, BW 1354, Control Trac, GEM, AWD. Ford 8.8", Dana 35

Transmission Slips 2nd-3rd

Thread Tools
Old 10-28-2007, 06:54 PM   #1
04 xl
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 2

Vehicle Specs

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
(Original Poster)
Transmission Slips 2nd-3rd

I need some help from the transmission gods on this site. I have been reviewing the threads and there are plenty of 2-3 slips (more then I can count), and I have read most of them. But I didnt see my yr/model/xmission in those. Here is what I have. 2004 Ranger/3.0 auto w/ AC/ 90k miles/ Owners manual says it is a 5R44E based on my VIN. I just bought the truck for $5500 for my 16 yr old son. Seemed to be a good deal at the time based on other ones for sale. Transmission delays when put in reverse. Also the RPM's increase when going from 2nd-3rd gear (slipping at shift). Happens more often once the transmission heats up. The O/D light flashed on one occasions, but I didnt check the codes. I changed the trans fluid. Old was a little dirty, but not burnt. No metal chunks in the fluid either. I used the new bolt provided. Still slips from 2-3. (Have not had the O/D flash since the fluid change. All the other gears seem to shift fine. The threads list many options from changing fluid to getting a rebuit trans. Does anyone have any suggestions as to where to start with this model of transmission. Many of the threads mentioned 1999 and older models and 5r55D and other models, but my 2004 lists a 5R44E. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated!
newrangerowner is offline   Reply With Quote
( Join the Elite Explorers )

Join the Elite Explorers for only $20 a year

Explorer Forum has probably saved you that much already, and will continue to save you money as you learn how to diagnose and fix problems yourself, and learn which modifications really work without having to experiment on your own. Elite Explorer members can change the forum "styles" to eliminate most ads, including the blue underlined links, and no ads on photos. Other benefits include the ability to store 1000 Private Messages, add your own avatar to your posts, upload photo attachments directly to your posts and to our Photo Gallery and more. Join the Elite Explorers today. Your support of the forum is greatly appreciated.


Suggest this thread to friends:

Join the "Elite Explorers" Today!

Top of Page

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:46 AM.

US Flag
We Support Our Troops!

Copyright 2016 - 1996 Rick Horwitz Photography Explorer Forum is celebrating it's 20th birthday!!

Ford Motor Company is not involved in the management of this site in any way.

All tips on this site are for use at your own risk and discretion.

Modifying the suspension on any vehicle will cause changes to its handling characteristics.

Vendor Tools vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.