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    This may be the end of the road - the dreaded rod knock

    Thanks, Mediaman. I may actually give this some thought. I've always though that a rebuild is out of the question, I have the tools and skill, but not the space (city rowhouse., park in the alley ). If I could get a quality long block, and get her swapped in a weekend, then it might be...
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    This may be the end of the road - the dreaded rod knock

    Well gentleman, this may be the beginning of the end for my trusty steed. My 96 OHV has had a gradually increasing knock, both at idle and under load, that seems to be coming from the underside of the engine. It's not super loud yet, but it's definitely become more noticable. Given that it's...
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    EGR tube model #

    I've purchased from there before. I searched all through the parts catalog, and I couldn't find that part. I figured that if someone knew the part #, I could search for it in the catalog. Anyone know (or can look up in a manual) the part #? Alternatively I can e-mail fastparts and see if...
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    EGR tube model #

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    EGR tube model #

    Hi all, I bent the flange of my XLT 4.0 OHV's EGR tube (going from the EGR valve to the intake manifold) trying to get that damn EGR valve nut loose. (Still can't get it loose!) Then while straightening the flange I popped the tack welds holding the press-in nuts on the back of the flange. I...
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    Vibration between gears.

    Ditto. I just posted another thread with the same problem. 1996 XLT auto with a rebuilt transmission and a Transgo shift kit and the upgraded valve body plate and the recall kit. Do you guys have any of the same mods?
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    Weird vibration while traveling at highway speed.

    Hello all, It's been a while since I posted here, had my transmission rebuilt about 3 years ago, and it's mostly worked fine. I determined that it needed rebuilding after going throught my valve body with the help of Glacier and others here, and putting in a shift kit and some of the...
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    Question about cooling system flow

    I have a quick question about the flow of the cooling system in 2nd generation 4.0 Xs. I'm backflushing my engine and installing a new radiator, hoses, clamps, and thermostat. I know that the water pump pumps the coolant through the engine, then past the thermostat (if open), then into the top...
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    Bleed valve replacement and Hi-Miler hose set

    Here's a doozie for you guys: while I was flushing my brake lines with new fluid, I managed to round off the edges of the left rear bleeder valve. Does anyone have any idea how to replace this without losing a lot of brake fluid and having to bleed the whole system? Also I am replacing my...
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    Laptop tuning

    Hey guys, newbie question: I understand the PCM, it's maps of fuel-air ratio and ignition, etc., and the OBD-II system. I've used code readers, and I know many will read the parameters from the sensors in real-time (rpm, air flow, coolant temp., exhaust o2, etc.) but are there any units...
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    Sudden 1-2 slipping, '96 XLT 4X4 4spd AT w/OD

    Sorry buddy, but the piece on the left is the end of of one of your band brackets. Look at the pictures I posted in Glacier's "5R55E Rebuild Diary". http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=140987&page=18 You're going to need a rebuild. Don't know what the other piece is...
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    Sudden 1-2 slipping, '96 XLT 4X4 4spd AT w/OD

    SCB2525, I have almost the exact truck as yours, except mine is 2WD. That means the transmission is exactly the same, except you have a transfer case where I have a tailshaft connecting to the rear driveshaft. What you have described is exactly the same as what happened to me about a year...
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    How to: 5R55E Valve Body Rebuild Diary

    Long neglected update Well, I finally broke down and joined up as an Elite Explorer, and I decided this was a good time to finally give the postscript on my 4R55E problems. Earlier in this thread, Glacier et al. helped me try to fix my failure to shift into 2nd problem. I installed the TSB...
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    How to: 5R55E Valve Body Rebuild Diary

    No joy Guys, thanks for the responses to my questions. I managed to figure out the places for all of the bolts, like Glacier said. (Thanks anyway Robrike!)However, I couldn't get the snap-rings out of the servo bores, even with Glacier's Ford cover compressing tool. (On the way back to you...
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    How to: 5R55E Valve Body Rebuild Diary

    911 type questions Ok guys, my tranny is all apart, now I need to get it back together tomorrow. Here is what I have done: Ford TSB kit Sonnax Boost valve Boost valve spring from Superior kit Forward engagement control valve spring from Superior kit Skipped from Superior kit: coast...
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    How to: 5R55E Valve Body Rebuild Diary

    Job supplies I am thinking about trying do the job over this long weekend. In addition to transmission fluid, vaseline, standard mechanics tools, etc., what other tools come in handy for this. Do I need some spray gasket stick (my gaskets are not bonded)? What would you suggest for my...
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    How to: 5R55E Valve Body Rebuild Diary

    All parts in now Hey guys. I've gotten all of my parts now, and my inch-pound torque wrench (hope +/- 4% accuracy is good enough) and I have a another question. My TSB kit did not contain the spring shown by Glacier in Post #20. I have the dimpled valve, and the retainer, but no spring...
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    How to: 5R55E Valve Body Rebuild Diary

    Practical question Hey guys. While I am waiting for my parts to come in, I have a question for all of you. I am not allowing my planning for rebuilding my valve body and replacement of the servos to make me overly optimistic that it will be a panacea for my transmission. While I would love...
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    How to: 5R55E Valve Body Rebuild Diary

    Nice to have friends in high places Thanks for the double-check on those part numbers, Frank. And big thanks to glacier, for loaning an expensive tool to a relative stranger. You guys are lucky, having daughters who will turn a wrench for you. (I imagine daughters don't qualify as cheap...
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    How to: 5R55E Valve Body Rebuild Diary

    I am getting ready to order my parts: Ford parts from Ford Parts Network, obviously, but can anyone recommend a good place to order the Sonnax boost valve and the Superior kit from online? I am reasonably sure that the parts I listed above are correct, except for the valve body separator. The...
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    How to: 5R55E Valve Body Rebuild Diary

    96 4R55E no 2nd gear update Ok so I dropped the pan again and replaced the SSB (2nd gear shift solenoid) with one from my local Ford dealer ($68 plus tax). This did not cure the problem, but it seems to be better. Also I swear it is shifting into 2nd sometimes. So I am going to replace the...
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    How to: 5R55E Valve Body Rebuild Diary

    Much thanks, Glacier, Matt and Don, for your quick help. I'm going to do the valve body rebuild and replace the #2 solenoid, just as soon as I get home where my tools are. Two more questions: 1. Is the consensus that it is better to do the Superior and the TSB rather than do the Transgo...
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    How to: 5R55E Valve Body Rebuild Diary

    Ok, so I have been reading this thread and have already had some PM contact with Glacier about the problem I am having. Last thurs., my 96 2WD ex with 140,000 started to not shift into 2nd gear. All other gears fine, just 2nd. If I shift into 2nd manually, the transmission slips, not...
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