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Transmission rebuild what tranny do I have?

Discussion in 'Transmissions & Transfer Cases' started by cwlorentz, June 30, 2011.

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      cwlorentz New Member

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      I have a 96 4wd Explorer XLT. I dropped pan to repair P0756 Solenoid error and found pieces of the intermediate band in pan. Ido need to completely rebuild tranny? What transmission model do I have? My local NAPA gave me a list of 4 possibles. I need to know which one to order rebuild kit. NAPA offers a rebuild kit, plus I would need to buy a Trans Band seperately. Is there a specific kit I could get that would include everything I need.

      Perhaps I could just replace the band is this possible without replacing seals and friction plates.

      I see there are a lot of threads here to rebuild transmission. I assume that it is possible.

      Is there a good manual for me to buy? This will be my first trans rebuild. I have rebuilt motors and done body work. The vehicle still drives we just have to skip over 2nd gear.

      I will be looking for alot of info during this project and this seems like a great place to get the help I am going to need.
       
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      I grew up in Doylestown. Now I live in Michigan. How can I confirm the tranny model #, I don't want to get a bunch of the wrong parts. Thanks
       
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      Read the manual it tells what engines have which model trans. 4.0 V6 engines have the 4R55E
      The parts are the same for both
       
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      96 uses 4R55E transmission with 4.0L engine.
       
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      Sorry if I was wrong, I was quoting from the ATSG manual. It was a typing error, I didn't check close enough
       
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      Thank You

      I have confirmed that I have a 4R55E tranny I have downloaded the manual and am ordering the Master rebuild kit. It looks like a slow and exacting process to do the rebuild. I am going to make sure I start with a clean garage and no grandkids visiting. Looks like a ton of small parts. There are a few tools listed in the manual are there any that I should definitely purchase or borrow?

      Thanks
       
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      Just wanted to say thanks for sharing! I have a 96 4.0 V6 that is having tranny issues as well, and I'm looking for a replacement. This thread was exactly what I needed to help me get started in my search!!!!
       
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      Thanks guys...I was wondering myself and you answered my questioning.
       

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