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Will a transmission from a 4.6 ford explorer work in a 4.0 explorer?

Discussion in 'Transmissions & Transfer Cases' started by Rudy Stork, May 13, 2019.

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  1. Rudy Stork

    Rudy Stork New Member

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    I just bought an 02 ford explorer with the 4.0
    The transmission is bad in it. I have an 05 with the 4.6 in it. The transmission is good in the 4.6.
    Can I change out the one out of the 06 and put it in the 02?
     
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    Determine whether the transmission in the 02 is a 5R55S or 5R55W. The 05 will have 5R55S; they cannot interchange because they have different 2nd. gear ratios.

    Otherwise, I'd say yes. imp
     
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    The bellhousing is cast into the transmission and the pattern is different between the two.
     
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    Of course! My bad! imp
     
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    Ditto, the 4.0 was a narrow deck OHV block from 1990, and the 4.6 modular engines began in 1992 as a whole new block with different bell housing pattern. The 4.0 is a 70 degree block, and the 4.6 I think is the traditional 90* block angle.
     
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