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what make and year will interchange with 96 explorer 4.0 4x4

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Old 10-10-2010, 02:00 PM   #1
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what make and year will interchange with 96 explorer 4.0 4x4

what make and year will interchange with 96 explorer 4.0 4x4???
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Old 10-10-2010, 02:04 PM   #2
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You have a 4R55E transmission. They were used in the 95 & 96 Explorers, 96 Aerostar (4.0L models), and many Rangers with a 4.0L.
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Old 10-10-2010, 08:43 PM   #3
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So was a 4r44e ever in the 2wd 1996 model? My dealer tells me that the "T" transmission is a 4r44e in my 1996.?.?.?
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The 4R44E was used on the Aerostar & Ranger with a 3.0L. The Explorer never came with a 3.0L.
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You wont have the 4r44e in the Explorer. "T" is used for both 4r & 5r, and also the a4ld.

I just removed a 4R55E from a 95 4.0.




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Can you look at one and visually tell then if it is a 4r55e or a 5r55e? Can I then safely assume that my 1996 with a "T" code is a 4r55e?
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Not including reverse...

4R= 4 speed including Overdrive

5R= 5 speed including Overdrive

5R55E wasnt available until '97.

The electronics in a '96 will not support a 5R without some major modifications.

The number of solenoids are different. You can see them from the sides of the trans right above the trans pan.

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Ok, so to further clear up the muddy water, will a 5r valve body work on the 4r? My dealer's parts man must really be ignorant of this stuff. I have been ordering 4r44e parts for my now 4r55e tranny. I have been wanting to replace the valve body on mine and have been asking all these vb questions based on the 4r44e. What does interchange?
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The EPC & TCC solenoids are different as well as the range sensor. The 97 & 01 5R55E have extra sensors.
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Thanks for clearing this up. So, I basically have a tranny that was in the explorer lineup for only 2 years? My 1954 Ford Tractor is the same, has a lift system made for only 2 years and then it got improved. I must be so lucky!
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Question, will the 4.0 1993 motor mate up to a 4r44e?

im trying to fix some guys ranger booboo, cant seem to get the starter to engage the flexplate. 1996 ranger with 93 explorer motor bolted up to a 4r44e.

he had a starter from a 2.3 in there and i took it out and swapped it for a 4.0 starter but had no luck with getting it to engage the flexplate. i think im going to try bolting a 2.3 flexplate up in there seeing how i replaced the flexplate with a 4.0 out of 1996 ranger 4.0.

so complicated, if anyone knows anything about it let me know
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I would say the 1996 flex plate is the problem, you need the flex plate and starter that went with the 4R44E, there maybe a starter torque problem, don't know.
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